SEND Operations Lead

Chelmsford, Essex, England
CM2 7SZ
Seven Healthcare £ 200.0 - 300.0 Per week Full time Save This Job
Pay
£ 200.0 - 300.0 Per week
Hours
Full time
Type
Temporary
Job level
Manager
Posted
1 Jul 2021
Closes
29 Jul 2021

Job Description

Seven Resourcing are looking for a temporary SEND Operations Lead to work in Essex. This position is initially for a period of 3 months and is paying from £200.00 - £300.00 per day (paid to you via an umbrella company).

The role:

As SEND Operations Lead you will manage and develop the SEND Operations service, working collaboratively across the quadrant education leadership team, central education services and with health and social care teams. You will lead effective delivery of ECC's statutory duties, as outlined in the Childrens and Families Act 2014 and the SEND Code of Practice 2015, regarding the assessment and review processes for children and young people with SEND, in one of four quadrants.

Key Responsibilities:

Lead the SEND Operations team to ensure efficient and effective delivery of the council's statutory duties in relation to the assessment and review process for children and young people (CYP) with SEND, within a quadrant.

Responsible for the admission process for all children and you people with an Education, Health and Care plan (EHCP), into appropriate placements, whilst ensuring effective use of public resources.

Responsible for the execution of ECC's statutory duties in relation to processes and placements of CYP with EHCPs, including those who are not in a school placement, supporting the transition plans between key stages and where placement breakdown necessitates a change of provision.

Influencing key partners including, health services, social care services and educational settings, to ensure their contribution to the EHCP process and the co-production of associated paperwork, taking into account the views and aspirations of parents, carers and CYP. Ensuring delivery of the future vision for school/setting led SEND.

Responsible for analysing data and identifying trends to inform and influence decisions relating to EHCP assessments, reviews, and future provision development, including resource allocation.

Responsible for the complaints procedure within a quadrant; representing the Council in communications with head teachers, governors, elected members, MPs, other agencies and parents.

Responsible for ensuring casework, including mediation, is efficiently and effectively managed, resolving sensitive and contentious individual cases, e.g. following up letters of complaint by the Ombudsman, DfES, Judicial Reviews and Child Protection matters. Ensure continuous improvement because of lessons learned.

Responsible for preparatory work, writing case statements, negotiation and liaison with parents and schools regarding SEND Tribunals, seeking wherever possible to de-escalate cases. Work in partnership with the SEND Tribunal team and legal representatives to make recommendations to senior leaders regarding possible case outcomes.

Applicant Requirements:

* Qualifications: Educated to RFQ Level 6 (Bachelor's degree) or equivalent by experience and possesses Level 4 of the SEN awards.

* Experience: Evidence of successful management of SEND services, statutory assessment and review processes .

* Compliance: Proof of ability to work and live in the UK. Current DBS check.

* Travel: Clean UK driving license with the ability to commute to and from work independently.

* Hours: 37 hours p/w.

Working with Seven Education:

We have been helping teachers find exciting new roles for almost a decade, so we know exactly where to look when it comes to sourcing the best opportunities. We operate across the UK, and, with over 300 five-star reviews, multiple awards and amazing relationships with the biggest employers in UK education, we give you the best chance of landing your next role.

We have a reputation for recruiting at lightning speed, however, we can only respond to candidates who meet the exact requirements of the position. If you have any queries about a role or application, please visit our website where our amazing candidate support team will be more than happy to help.

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Job Details

SEND Operations Lead

Chelmsford, Essex, Englandd Seven Healthcare
Pay
£ 200.0 - 300.0 Per week
Job level
Manager
Hours
Full time
Posted
1 Jul 2021
Type
Temporary
Closes
29 Jul 2021

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