Assessment and Review Officer

Assessment and Review Officer

The Statutory SEND Team (Inclusion Somerset) is expanding and this is an exciting opportunity to join the team. The development of Inclusion Somerset within Children’s Services is continuing to develop in order to enhance the support which can be provided to Children and Young People (CYP) with Special Education Needs and Disabilities (SEND).

The Statutory SEND Team is looking for an Assessment and Review Officer to ensure that CYP who have SEND in Somerset have their needs met in a holistic way within their local communities and live the lives that they want to lead.

The Statutory SEND Team oversee a range of support to meet the needs of CYP in education aged 0-25 years. The team aims to improve outcomes and make a positive difference to the lives of children, young people and young adults with SEND, as well as their families. Provision of support is based on the SEND Code of Practice 0-25 and is interpreted alongside the school funding reforms of 2013.

 

Here’s what you can expect to be doing

We are looking for Assessment and Review Officers to bring extra capacity to the team to ensure CYP with SEND receive an Education Health and Care Assessment and Review within a timely manner which meets their needs.

A few things about you

Excellent communication skills are essential as the role requires extensive communications with CYP, parents and a range of professional stakeholders. Experience of managing a busy caseload and working to strict time-frames would also be beneficial. A knowledge of SEND and excellent organisational skills are essential attributes, along with a positive mindset to embrace a challenging role.

 

Additional information

For an informal discussion about the post please contact Gemma Reeves, SEND Operational Manager via email GReeves@somerset.gov.uk or Poppy Tuck via email PZTuck@somerset.gov.uk

All interviews will take place virtually via MS Teams.

Interview Date: 28 May 2021

Why choose Somerset County Council

We are proud to offer an environment that is supportive and rewarding, working as part of a team who are passionate about the work they do to improve the lives of people in Somerset. We offer great training and development opportunities, with supportive management. As well as this, we have some fantastic employee benefits available:

• We promote a healthy work-life balance and offer flexible working arrangements wherever possible, including working from home.

• Generous annual leave allowance, with the opportunity to purchase additional leave.

• Staff discounts in gyms.

• Employee Assistance for the times you may need some support and a variety of employee wellbeing services.

• Auto enrolment onto our generous Pension Scheme and optional pension enhancement through our Additional Voluntary Contribution scheme.

• A Flexible Benefits Scheme via salary sacrifice to obtain a cycle for work, computers, mobile phones and health screenings.

• My Staff Shop offering discounts in shops, online shopping, restaurants, cinema tickets, insurance benefits and more.

 

Fluency duty

In this role you will need to speak fluent English.  More information is in our job pack.

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Job Overview
  • Hours Per Week
    37
  • Salary
    £22,183 to £25,481
  • Job Category
    Public Sector
  • Disability Confident
    Yes
Job Location