SEND Tribunal & Case Officer

  • Location:
  • Salary:
    £200.00 - £300.00 / Day
  • Job type:
    Contract
  • Posted:
    5 days ago
  • Category:
    Health & Social Care
  • Deadline:
    October 17, 2019

Spencer Clarke Group are working in partnership with SwindonCouncil to appoint into the below positions.

Contract – 3 Month agency contracts with a view to being extended on an ongoing basis

Rate of Pay – Please refer to roles below for details on rates of Pay.

SEND Tribunal Officer

Rate of Pay – £310 per Day.

3 Days per Week.

Info on the role:

This post is within the SEND Assessment and Commissioning Team to take the lead in managing appeals to SENDIST (Special educational needs and disability) in the local area and to prepare evidence where appropriate.

You will have worked across tribunals previously and have experience of working with SEND systems with exemplary knowledge of the 2015 SEND code of practice in respect of the tribunal life cycle.

Your role will also include representing the Local Authority at tribunal hearings when necessary.

Accountabilities:

  • To work alongside internal and external stakeholders, including parent/carers, schools, colleges and legal representatives (where necessary).
  • To ensure all documentation linked to SEND appeals are managed effectively in a timely manner.
  • To liaise with the Case Work team.
  • Prepare case reports in respect of the Local Authorities evidence for appeals.

Senior SEN Case Officer

Rate of Pay – £210 per Day.

Info on the role:

Manage the administration of requests and referrals for statutory assessment and to complete all statutory processes within agreed timescales. Management of all associated casework including the commissioning of packages to support placements and writing Statements of Special Educational Need for all pupils within the Borough 0 -25.

Accountabilities:

  • The management and monitoring of statements of special educational needs and from September 2014 Education, Health and Care (EHC plans) issued by the LA, and all administrative aspects of the assessment and review process. This includes working closely with the SEN Administrators to ensure all deadlines and timescales are met.
  • Manage and prioritise own caseload associated with the Statutory Assessment process and being the Named Officer in the context of the Education Act 2001. This involves assessing the complexity of SEN Cases and authorizing actions accordingly.
  • Draft and finalise EHC plans, ensuring these conform to the SEN Code of Practice and LA policy and to be an authorized signatory for EHC plans. 
  • Ensure that the legal timeframe of the administration of statutory referral, assessment and tracking processes is adhered to. 
  • Manage and monitor arrangements intended to ensure that the annual reviews of statements of special educational needs take place in line with statutory and other requirements; to ensure that these processes occur with the arrangements for pupils to transfer from the primary to secondary phase of their education; to ensure that appropriate inter agency liaison takes place in relation to the 14+/16+ review and transitional planning for students with special educational needs.  

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If you are interested in this role and would like to apply, please send a copy of your most recent CV to rs@spencerclarkegroup.co.uk and contact Richard on 01772 954200 as soon as possible

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