SEND Case Reviewer

  • Job Reference: CRA418153
  • Date Posted: 7 April 2021
  • Recruiter: CRA Group Limited
  • Location: Worcester, Worcestershire
  • Salary: £176 to £220 Per Day
  • Sector: Education
  • Job Type: Contract
  • Duration: 3 Months Initially

Job Description

Purpose of Role:

  • Worcestershire Children First is seeking experienced SEND Case Review Officers to address the outstanding Annual Reviews.
  • Administer outstanding Annual Reviews.
  • Make changes to EHCP and issue Amendment Notices.
  • Manage any changes proposed by parents.
  • Manage any content of EHCP’s issues.
  • Consider any placement change proposals and case manage activity relating to change of placement requests.
  • Issue final amended plans.
  • Update ONE system and close down outstanding activity.
  • Forward plan on overview of case relating to content or placement issues that may result in dispute mediation.

Experience/Knowledge:

  • Considerable experience of working in the SEND service of a Children’s Services Directorate.
  • A thorough working knowledge of relevant and current SEND legislation and practice guidance, especially the SEND Code of Practice 2015.
  • Ability to draft/amend Education, Health and Care Plans (EHCP)
  • Thorough understanding of the Annual Review Process.
  • Understanding of the perspective and concerns of parents, schools and settings in relation to education for children and young people with SEND.
  • Understanding of the issues associated with provision of inclusive education in mainstream and specialist settings.
  • A general understanding of the curriculum and wider educational provision available to pupils of different ages and in different education settings.
  • Considerable experience and understanding of effective decision-making processes.
  • A creative thinker, with problem solving skills, and the ability to predict potential problems, identify them and develop approaches to manage or avoid them.
  • A competent user of ICT, including Word, Excel, email and database systems.
  • The ability and willingness to use initiative and independence in managing workload, whilst recognising the need to seek advice and support when necessary.