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Tribunal Officer - SEN

Job Type:
Social Work
Children With Disabilities
SEN Tribunal Officer
South East
£55.56 to £55.56 per hour
Salary Description:
Up to £55.56 per hour
Job Ref:

Tribunal Officer - SEN - Surrey - £55.56 per hour

We are currently looking for a SEN Tribunal Officer to join a fantastic team in Surrey. The successful Tribunal Officer will lead and deliver the area service for the identification, analysis, case management and review of children with special educational needs (SEN), who are in the process of an appeal hearing with the Special Educational Needs and Disability Tribunal Service. This would include representing Surrey County Council at any appeal hearings as necessary.

A high proportion of the SEN Tribunal Officer's role is working directly with parents, schools, parental appointed legal representatives and other professional bodies within the statutory and legal framework related to the Special Educational Needs and Disability Tribunal process.

The benefits of this Tribunal Officer role:

* £55.56 per hour
* Relevant training and development
* Career progression opportunities
* Stable Local Authority

Duties as a Tribunal Officer:

* To lead and deliver a service that is in accordance with legislation, best practice guidance, agreed budget and resources and is appropriate to the individual child's needs
* The role holder will help ensure that Surrey County Council provides a world class service in relation to the appeals process, in accordance with Audit Commission and Best Value indicators
* They will lead a solution focused, client orientated service delivery model with the aim to reduce parental recourse to SENDIST
* The SEN Management Team operates in a fast paced, complex interpersonal environment involving children and young people with high level and complex special educational needs, their parents/carers, schools and other professionals requiring an enhanced level of communication skill and strong case management
* The SEN Management Team administers and is responsible for statutory functions on behalf of the Authority and has significant contact with members of the public and other professionals from within and outside of the County Council, approximately 408 schools and other settings

Essential requirements of this Social Worker role:

* Relevant professional qualification and relevant registration where required and experience, or considerable experience of working within the service area
* High level working knowledge of relevant legislation and procedural frameworks and practice standards
* Educated to degree level, or equivalent alternative
* Evidence of working in tribunals or a legal framework, with proven track record of complex case management in a multi-disciplinary environment and the use and development of SEN systems
* Up-to-date detailed knowledge of current SEN legislation, government policy and initiatives, as well as statutory procedures and processes; and ability to quickly assimilate information and make informed decisions under short time constraints
* Proven people management skills
* A positive outlook that celebrates success, builds on a framework of good practice and seeks constructive solutions to problems
* Able to plan and carry out specialist assessments and deliver and oversee programmes or packages of care and support
* 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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