Senior EHCP Co-ordinator -Tribunals and Mediation
This vacancy has now closed and is listed for reference only.
Achieving for Children (RBWM)
£39,026 – £42,626 pa
Achieving for Children, Windsor & Maidenhead
37 hours per week.
18/08/2019 at 23:59 PM
Achieving for Children is an award-winning social enterprise created by Kingston and Richmond Councils in 2014, and responsible for delivering the entirety of both boroughs’ children’s services. In 2017, we expanded across a third local authority area when the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead joined the company.
Our vision for Achieving for Children is simple: by bringing together professional expertise from three local authority areas, and by putting children and young people at the heart of everything we do, we will be able to deliver improved outcomes for families and give children and young people the best start in life.
Since we were established, we have gained a reputation as one of the leading children’s services providers in the country. We are one of the Department for Education’s eight ‘Partners in Practice’, tasked with leading improvement across the sector.
We are expanding our SEND team, leading delivery on Education, Health Care Plans. We want an experienced SEND professional who can lead our Tribunal and complex cases, working with families, carers, children, young people, legal teams, external advisers, health, education, social care colleague, and senior management in all organisations. This is a new post in Windsor and Maidenhead and would suit an experienced SEND officer who can manage a varied workload, has legal experience and has a deft touch with case management.
You will be working within Children and Young People Disability Service. It is multi-professional service and includes special educational needs, social care, occupational therapy, family work and a wide range of support functions such as the Local Offer and Short Breaks. We work with children and young people aged 0 -25 years.
Achieving for Children continually reviews its structure and business practices in order to provide the best possible services for children, young people and their families, in the most effective and efficient way. As a result, the key tasks in any job profile may be varied.
As a Senior EHCP Co-ordinator – you will be responsible for:
- Overseeing case work for children and young people that emerge from the complaints process, including informal mediation and formal Mediation/Tribunals.
- Acting as designated officer for all Tribunals/mediations, working with all stakeholders, including court services to bring cases to conclusion.
- Supporting access to and availability of appropriate education, health and care (EHC) provision for children and young people with SEND.
- Managing complex EHC assessments and working with the 0-16 EHCP Manager and PfA Manager to support the development of and review of complex EHC Plans.
- Managing your own caseload complex case matters such as new placements.
- Managing a central role in delivering SEND services.
You will be passionate about making a positive difference to the lives of children and young people as well as demonstrating the following points:
- Be educated to degree level, with appropriate professional qualification/s.
- Have knowledge and understanding of legislation, statutory frameworks and policy affecting services for children, young people and families in relation to SEND.
- Have experience of running cases for Ways Forward, Dispute Resolution, Mediation and Tribunal
- Experience of writing legally compliant EHC plans within statutory timescales.
- Have experience of building and maintaining successful relationships with a range of influencers, including schools.
- Have a high level of determination, personal drive, energy and ambition to achieve challenging targets and improve outcomes.
- You must have a full, clean driving licence and access to a vehicle for business use.
It is an essential requirement of this role to have a full, clean driving licence and access to a vehicle. You also need to be prepared to travel to High Court in London and other venues as set by the Tribunals Service.
In return, we will offer you high quality support and development opportunities. If you would like to find out more about this exciting role, please contact Helen Cross, SEND Business Manager or Alison Crossick, Service Leader on 01628 685878 for an informal discussion.
Achieving for Children is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All successful candidates will be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).
Closing date: 18 August 2019
Interviews: w/c 26 August 2019