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SEND Casework Officer

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Organisation:Nottingham City Council 

Working Hours: Full Time , Hours per week - 37 

Salary:£38,890 

NPPV Required:No 

Appointment Type:Permanent 

Location:Building 5 Woolsthorpe Depot, Woolsthorpe Close, Bilborough, Notts, NG8 3JP 

Reference:CA1582 

Closing date:12 May 2021 at midnight 


The starting salary is £38,890 (Level One) rising to £40,876 (Level Two) on the first year anniversary, subject to satisfactory completion of a probation period (pro rata for part time workers).  
   
We’ve got an exciting opportunity available for talented individuals to join our workforce - perhaps this is the opportunity you’ve been waiting for? Read on to find out more…
    
There has never been a better time to join Nottingham City Council. Known for inclusivity and innovation, we have also won a host of Employee Benefits Awards, are a leading employer of Apprentices and we are continually working around the clock to deliver high quality services for Nottingham’s citizens, visitors and investors.   
  
Our aspiration is to make Nottingham a Great City, but to do this we need to be a Great Council, provide Great Services and recruit and develop a Great Workforce. 
   
Join an organisation that gives you extra – we will value your contributions, promote flexible and modern ways of working, will double your monthly pension contributions, offer a very generous 25-32 days holiday package each year (exclusive of public bank holidays and dependent on length of service) and give you the option to purchase up to 28 days additional holiday tax-free! 
  
Nottingham City Council is committed to recruiting a talented workforce that reflects the communities we serve. We are a fair and inclusive employer and welcome applications from people from all backgrounds and with different abilities. We recruit for diversity and value difference. We are also committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of Children and Vulnerable Adults and we expect all workers to share in this commitment  
   
JOB ROLE:  
The SEN Team works closely with schools, academies, parent’s and specialist services from education, health and social care to ensure the effective placement of children with Special Educational Needs. We are looking for a knowledgeable and resilient person to help the team devise and implement a consistently high quality education service.  
      
Successful candidates will:  
- Manage casework and achieve effective outcomes for children and young people with the most significant, complex special education needs and disabilities (SEND).
- Work in partnership with all agencies to ensure that young people with SEND have their needs met and are kept safe.
- Negociate and monitor quality, cost effective programmes of education within schools and other settings.
- Ensure that EHC plans are of a high quality and completed and issued within statutory timeframes.
- Represent and lead the LA witnesses at SEN and Disability Tribunals.  
     
ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS:
  • Specialist and detailed knowledge and understanding of the Local Authority’s statutory duties and other responsibilities for young people with SEND.
  • Strong influencing and negotiating skills with a proven track record of being able to move professionals and families from previously held positions.
  • Strong analytical skills, with the ability to interpret and apply a complex range of legislation, policies and statutory guidance.
  • Ability to work accurately under pressure to strict legal timelines with the minimum of supervision.
    
For more information, please view the Job Description and Person Specification which are attached further down on this page.  
   
For informal enquiries and to request a call please contact Neil Brettell (SEN Team Manager) at Neil.Brettell@nottinghamcity.gov.uk.
    
Useful information for Applicant
  
This post is subject to a DBS Enhanced check against the children and adults barred list.
    
References may be sought prior to interview for safeguarding purposes. You will be advised once the application closing date has passed if this is required.
   
Please ensure you read our Terms and Conditions information, which includes advice on pay, annual leave and hours of working, and our Total Rewards Package, which includes information on some of the great benefits when working for Nottingham City Council.
    
This post is covered by the statutory duty under Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) (English Language Requirement for public sector workers) and therefore the ability to speak fluent English, as detailed in the job description and person specification, is an essential requirement for the role.  
   
Nottingham City Council are committed to equality, diversity and inclusion and we are striving to have a reflective workforce of the citizens we serve. As a result of our commitment, we anonymise all applications to remove the risk of unconscious bias. The application process will capture your personal details (including your name) and these details will only be made visible to recruiting managers once the shortlisting stage has been completed. 
 
   
Nottingham City Council is open to conversations regarding flexible working options at the point of interview.  
  
If you have any technical issues completing your application form please contact escservicedesk@emss.org.uk
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This position is Politically Restricted. Refer to Applicant Guidance notes for further information.   The starting salary is £37,849 (Level One) rising to £39,782 (Level Two) on the first year anniversary, subject to satisfactory completion of a probation period (pro rata for part time workers).  
  
We’ve got an exciting opportunity available for talented individuals to join our workforce - perhaps this is the opportunity you’ve been waiting for? Read on to find out more…
    
There has never been a better time to join Nottingham City Council. Known for inclusivity and innovation, we have also won a host of Employee Benefits Awards, are a leading employer of Apprentices and we are continually working around the clock to deliver high quality services for Nottingham’s citizens, visitors and investors.   
  
Our aspiration is to make Nottingham a Great City, but to do this we need to be a Great Council, provide Great Services and recruit and develop a Great Workforce. 
  
Join an organisation that gives you extra – we will value your contributions, promote flexible and modern ways of working, will double your monthly pension contributions, offer a very generous 25-32 days holiday package each year (exclusive of public bank holidays and dependent on length of service) and give you the option to purchase up to 28 days additional holiday tax-free! 
  
Nottingham City Council is committed to recruiting a talented workforce that reflects the communities we serve. We are a fair and inclusive employer and welcome applications from people from all backgrounds and with different abilities. We recruit for diversity and value difference. We are also committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of Children and Vulnerable Adults and we expect all workers to share in this commitment  
  
JOB ROLE:  
  
The SEN Team works closely with schools, academies, parent’s and specialist services from education, health and social care to ensure the effective placement of children with Special Educational Needs. We are looking for a knowledgeable and resilient person to help the team devise and implement a consistently high quality education service.  
  
Successful candidates will:  
 
- Manage casework and achieve effective outcomes for children and young people with the most significant, complex special education needs and disabilities (SEND).
- Work in partnership with all agencies to ensure that young people with SEND have their needs met and are kept safe.
- Negociate and monitor quality, cost effective programmes of education within schools and other settings.
- Ensure that EHC plans are of a high quality and completed and issued within statutory timeframes.
- Represent and lead the LA witnesses at SEN and Disability Tribunals.  
  
ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS:
  • Specialist and detailed knowledge and understanding of the Local Authority’s statutory duties and other responsibilities for young people with SEND.
  • Strong influencing and negotiating skills with a proven track record of being able to move professionals and families from previously held positions.
  • Strong analytical skills, with the ability to interpret and apply a complex range of legislation, policies and statutory guidance.
  • Ability to work accurately under pressure to strict legal timelines with the minimum of supervision.
 
For more information, please view the Job Description and Person Specification which are attached further down on this page.  
 
For informal enquiries and to request a call please contact Neil Brettell (SEN Team Manager) at Neil.Brettell@nottinghamcity.gov.uk.
 
Useful information for Applicant
  
This post is subject to a DBS Enhanced check against the children and adults barred list.
   
References may be sought prior to interview for safeguarding purposes. You will be advised once the application closing date has passed if this is required.
  
Please ensure you read our Terms and Conditions information, which includes advice on pay, annual leave and hours of working, and our Total Rewards Package, which includes information on some of the great benefits when working for Nottingham City Council.
  
This post is covered by the statutory duty under Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) (English Language Requirement for public sector workers) and therefore the ability to speak fluent English, as detailed in the job description and person specification, is an essential requirement for the role.  
  
Nottingham City Council are committed to equality, diversity and inclusion and we are striving to have a reflective workforce of the citizens we serve. As a result of our commitment, we anonymise all applications to remove the risk of unconscious bias. The application process will capture your personal details (including your name) and these details will only be made visible to recruiting managers once the shortlisting stage has been completed. 
 
  
Nottingham City Council is open to conversations regarding flexible working options at the point of interview.  
 
If you have any technical issues completing your application form please contact escservicedesk@emss.org.uk