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Assessment and Planning Officer - SEN

Job Type:
Children and Families Services, Children With Disabilities
SEN Casework Officer
South East
East Sussex
Salary Description:
Negatable pay rate
Job Ref:

Assessment and Planning Officer x3 - East Sussex - negotiable pay rate

We are currently looking for an Assessment and Planning Officer to join a fantastic service in East Sussex. The successful candidate will provide advise and support to parents and children with SEN and disability, ensuring outcomes are being monitored, reviewed, and intervening where required.

As an Assessment and Planning Officer, you will be acting as named Caseworker for a family in relation to EHC Assessment and Review, carrying out the role of lead professional as required.

The benefits of this Assessment and Planning Officer role:

* Negotiable pay
* Reasonable caseloads
* Remote working
* Excellent training and development opportunities

Duties as an Assessment and Planning Officer:

* Ensure the efficient and effective administration of casework associated with the integrated Assessment and Planning Team, in relation to the completion of Education Health and Care plans up to the age of 25, in line with the Code of Practice Children and Families Act 2014
* To write new or make changes to existing EHC Plans, using a personalised approach, in close liaison with Educational Psychologists, parents, schools and others who have provided advice regarding a child's SEN, within statutory and local policy and to agreed performance standards. Including other relevant documentation e.g. decision letters, case recording, management briefings and panel requests
* Be accountable for the quality and delivery of EHC Plans within statutory time scales
* Model person-centred planning with key partners, ensuring that outcomes-based assessment is evident in all areas of work with a clear focus on engagement with families, children, and young people, including problem resolution and mediation as required
* Ensure an equitable balance of children and young people with SEND across the county's schools and increase the number of young people being educated inclusively within East Sussex - shaping planning and decision making
* Ensure that the annual review of EHC plans is conducted within statutory timescales, that all advice is considered along with review meeting recommendations to determine the need for continuation or amendment of the plan

Essential requirements of this Assessment and Planning Officer role:

* Level 3 or 4 qualification in a relevant field or equivalent experience
* Knowledge and understanding of children's educational needs
* Awareness of SEN reform and legislation
* Experience of working in a Local Authority
* Evidence of recent professional development
* Experience of communicating with children and their families concerning complex issues
* Experienced in using a computerised database to support service delivery
* Full driving license or the ability to demonstrate how you will meet the travelling needs of the role
* The legal right to work in the UK

Why Liquid Personnel?

* New 'Faster Pay' service getting you paid more quickly
* Twice weekly payroll
* Free DBS and compliance service
* Access to exclusive roles that aren't available from other agencies
* Free access to Liquid's exclusive social work training and CPD portal
* Your own dedicated consultant with extensive social work knowledge
* Access to a wide selection of social work positions across the UK
* "Refer a Friend" bonus - get £200 for each social worker you refer who we successfully place*
* "Find your own job" bonus - get £250 for bringing your own position to us *

For more information please contact

Liquid Personnel is an equal opportunities employer. Liquid Personnel Ltd is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy. * Terms and conditions apply to our bonus schemes.


Contact Details:
Tel: 0161 235 6953
Contact: Lauren Machen

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