The starting salary for this role is £41,127 per annum based on a 36 hour working week.
This role is open to remote working meaning you aren't required in the office 5 days a week. We’re less about you driving to work and more about us collectively driving down our carbon footprint. We care about how you work rather than where you work; the people rather than the postcode. In support of our people and our greener futures strategies, we’d welcome a conversation with the successful candidate on what remote working may look like for you.
We are recruiting for a full time Senior Case Manager role within the SEND Team in the Vulnerable Learners Service. This is a leadership role, working alongside other Senior Case Managers to ensure the delivery of a consistent, high quality service across Surrey.
In this role you will manage teams of SEND Case Officers to ensure the effective delivery of statutory SEN services, ensuring service delivery meets performance targets and that resources are used efficiently and effectively.
You will hold a caseload; working with children, young people, parents and carers, educational providers and partner agencies so that the statutory duties and responsibilities as set out in DFE guidance and Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) 2014 legislation are implemented and completed accordingly.
You will use your experience of collaboration to work with all members of the Children’s, Schools and Families Directorate, Service Managers, schools (including those in other authorities and the independent and non-maintained sector), external agencies and other teams within the council to ensure the special educational needs of children with Statements are met and that the transfer of statements to Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) is undertaken in a timely and appropriate way.
You will bring a strong customer focus to the team and ensure that parents, carers, children and young people are made fully aware of their rights to contribute to the SEND processes and that they are advised of any subsequent appeal or dispute resolution process available to them in a timely manner.
To be shortlisted for interview for this role, your application will clearly evidence the following:
- Detailed knowledge of special educational needs legislative framework and government policy and initiatives
- Highly developed presentation skills, particularly in relation to report and letter writing with ability to summarise complex information
- Excellent advocacy, time management and organisation skills
- Excellent inter-personal skills and ability to develop effective and positive collaborative working relationships with a range of colleagues and members of the public
- Effective use of ICT including EMS and data management
- Proven track record of managing a range of responsibilities and co-ordinating service delivery in a multi-disciplinary environment
- Experience of SEN casework and statutory processes
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The job advert closes at 23:59 on 7th August 2022 with interviews to follow .
An enhanced DBS ‘Disclosure and Barring Service’ check for regulated activity (formerly known as CRB) and the Children’s and Adults’ Barred List checks will be required for this role.
We look forward to receiving your application, please click on the apply online button below to submit.
From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. A laptop and mobile will be supplied if applicable to your role. You will benefit from 26 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years' service, a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.
Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.