Preparation for Adulthood SEN Officer OCC543150
Salary range: £39,571- £42,614 per annum / pro-rata
Work location: Abingdon
Hours per week: 37 - we are open to discussions about flexible working
Contract type: Permanent
Closing date: Friday20th May 2022
Interview date: WeekBeginning 30th May 2022
Vetting requirements: This role is subject to a Criminal Records Check
An exciting opportunityhasarisen for a SEN Officerto work in our SEN Casework Team within the Preparation for Adulthood Team (from Year 9 to age 25).
You will be part of a team within an established service area, who have responsibility for ensuring that children and young peoplewith Education, Health and Care Plans have effective support and provision to meet their needs.
About the role
You will offer advice and support to schools and settings in applying for EHC needs assessments and how to lead an Annual Reviews, ensuring all paperwork is submitted to the LA in a timely manner and in line with Statutory Guidance and deadlines.
You will need to have knowledge of the SEND Code of Practice and be able to support parents/carers and young people on the opportunities that are available within the Local Offer.
To be successful in this role, you will have the skills to work as part of a team, but also on your own initiative. You will need to have knowledge of the Special Educational Needs and Disability Code of Practice and be able to support parents/carers and young people on the opportunities that are available within the Local Offer.
Good communication skills are essential, along with the ability to prioritise work. Youwill also need to be ICT proficient and will need to learn how to use the Case Management system.
Rewards and benefits
It really is true that every single job role here contributes to bettering the lives of the people in our county - we want to do this for our employees too. We are proud of our strong flexible working culture, including the opportunity for flexibility on working hours and the use of technology to support agile working. We offer some of the very best learning and development opportunities to support your ongoing development.
We have a generous holiday allowance which rises as you remain in employment with us up to 32 days, as well as giving you the option to buy additional holiday. You will also have access to a Local Government Pension Scheme with employer contributions of up to 19.9% of your salary; a range of local and national retail discounts; and a host of enhanced family friendly policies including carers leave and paid time off for volunteering.
Would you like to know more?
To arrange an informal discussion about the role, please contact Kay Thomas by email [email protected]
To apply, please complete an online application form by clicking Apply Now. This includes a section asking you to explain how you meet the selection criteria, as specified in the job posting. You may attach a cover letter and/or CV to your application form, however it is not mandatory.
If you encounter any issues with the maximum character count on your application form, please use this tool to check your text for any hidden HTML characters, which may be taking it over the limit.
If you experience any technical difficulties whilst completing the application form, please contact the Recruitment Team using Recruitment Application Enquiry Form.
Our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion
At Oxfordshire County Council we are proud of our diverse workforce. Everyone is accepted for who they are, regardless of age, disability, gender identity, marital status, race, faith or belief, sexual orientation, socioeconomic background, and whether youre pregnant or on family leave. We have a number of staff network groups which provide peer support and safe spaces for staff.
Our commitment to safeguarding
Our Organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. We expect all employees, workers and volunteers to share this commitment.
We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect these commitments.
As a Disability Confident employer we guarantee an interview for disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for the job. We also guarantee interviews to care leavers who have completed further education and who meet the essential criteria for the job. For those leaving care without any further education we guarantee an interview for our apprenticeships. We are also committed to helping and supporting those transitioning from HM Armed Forces to civilian life and guarantee an interview for those demonstrating the essential criteria for the role, within three years of leaving the service.
We are open to discussions about flexible working.