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Special Needs Officer

  • Job reference: SNOHCC
  • Location: Winchester, Hampshire
  • Job type: Temporary
  • Area of Expertise: Unqualified Social Work
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Job description: Special needs officer needed for Hampshire County Council, £200 ltd per day

Start Date- ASAP
Contract End date- 3 months (chance of extension)
Hours per week - 37
Pay rate - £200 ltd per day

Purpose
In accordance with legislative requirements, national and county council strategic objectives and policies provide an efficient and effective service to:
*manage the EHC needs assessment process for children with special educational needs
*write, ensure the quality and compliance of and manage the issuing of EHC plans and all procedures for the maintenance, review and ceasing of statements determine the appropriate level of support and identify placements for children with SEN
*manage the day to day operation of the SEN casework team, including dealing with complex casework, ensuring quality and consistency and ensure the careful management of and accountability for SEN budgets, in accordance with HCC policy.
*supporting caseworkers to manage approx 800 cases
*managing the EHC assessment process and writing
*plans for approx 100 children per annum
*amending approx 100 plans per annum
*attending approx 100 annual review/ case planning
*meetings per annum

What is required?
*Educated to degree level
*Detailed knowledge of schools and their systems including governance - minimum 2 years of working within LEA
*Knowledge and understanding of social inclusion issues



If you are interested please call Jemma Molloy on 01772 208964 or email me your CV - jemma.molloy@servicecare.org.uk

If this role isn't right for you, but you know someone who would fit perfectly to our engaged and devoted team and you refer them, you will receive a referral bonus of £250.

The benefits of working with SCS;
* A specialist, dedicated Social Work consultant offering single point of contact
* Exceptional referral bonuses - £250 per referral placed in to work!
* An extensive & exclusive range of Social Work vacancies across the UK
* Nationwide provider Social Work staff to over 200 local authorities.
* Payroll service twice a week.
* Ltd and PAYE payment options available.
* Annual training budget of up to £250 and continued online CPD training.
* Excellent Annual Loyalty schemes / bonuses.
* DBS disclosures provided via fast track online services free of charge.