SEN Assessment and Commissioning Officer
London Borough of Newham
0-25 SEND Service
Closing date: 21st March 2018
We are proud of our inclusive ethos and determined to ensure that we continue to meet the needs of all children and young people with SEND. To support our work and within the context of our Best for All SEND and Inclusion Strategy, we are seeking to appoint Assessment and Commissioning Officers for our 0-25 SEND Service.
About the Job:
Assessment and Commissioning Officer
Salary: Soulbury point 10 to point 13 £44,908 - £48,597
To maintain an overview of and responsibility for identification and assessment systems for children with special educational needs 0-19 and to deliver a high quality service in relation to identification, assessment and placement of pupils with SEN in line with statutory legislation*.
To lead on the completion of complex SEN assessments and amendments to SEN documents (including legal documents) and ensure that these are done with statutory timeframes.
Advanced knowledge of all legislation referred to in the SEN Code of Practice for 0-25 years
Understanding of funding systems for early years, schools and colleges
A clear understanding and awareness of the government agendas as applied to children and young people’s services and the ability to translate them into service requirements.
A good understanding of the relevant legal, political, operational, commercial and social community aspects of a similar complex environment.
The London Borough of Newham is a Disability Confident employer. Candidates who declare that they have a disability in accordance with the Equality Act 2010 and meet the essential criteria as specified in the Job Profile will be guaranteed an interview.
Priority consideration on all advertised roles will be given to London Borough of Newham Redeployees.
The London Borough of Newham is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable groups and expects staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
Please be aware that a Disclosure and Barring Scheme (DBS) check will be required for any position with access to these groups under the provision of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.
In addition, the Authority reserves the right to request employees undertake a basic disclosure check (Disclosure Scotland) where required for the role this includes anyone who has access to (or information obtained directly from) a government database, or has a GCSX account. These posts will be required to have a Basic Disclosure Scotland check as per the requirements of BPSS (Baseline Personnel Security Standards).
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We are committed to and champion equality and diversity in all aspects of employment with Newham Partnership Working and the London Borough of Newham. All employees are expected to understand and promote equality and diversity in the course of their work.
How to apply
Please apply online. For technical difficulties, please contact the Support Team 020 7427 8250. For further information about the role, please contact the school directly.