Local Government, Public Sector
We are recruiting an SEN Officer for a public sector client in East London: To manage the process of requests from other local authorities in respect of places for pupils both special and mainstream, liaising with schools to ensure that a reply within legal timescale:
To have responsibility for administering requests for statutory assessment under section 323 of the Education Act 1996 and managing the assessment process from initiation stage to the proposed statement:
Qualification – Essential
GCSE Grade A-C (or equivalent) in English Language and Mathematics
Professional administrative qualification
Current training in respect of the EMS and other local authority ICT programs (e.g. HCM).
Advanced ECDL –Microsoft Office, Word, Excel, Outlook and Social Media
Skills, Abilities & Experience – Essential
Experience of working in a pressurised team environment
Strong experience of working with families, children and young people, schools, health and social care professionals.
Experience of working with children and young people with special educational needs or disabilities
Experience of multi-agency work.
Recent knowledge and understanding of special educational needs legislation and statutory guidance
Knowledge and understanding of the procedures and processes relating to SEN statutory assessment.
Ability to prioritise workloads to ensure that the statutory timescales are maintained
Proven ability to make up and maintain pupil SEN assessment files, both electronic and paper
Excellent ICT skills including knowledge of Word and Excel
Ability to use EMS One and understanding of the importance of keeping all electronic records up to date
Knowledge and understanding of child protection, school admission and transfer and transition issues
Good organisational skills
Good communication skills, both written and oral
Ability to speak the most common community languages, other than English these include Urdu, Polish, Romanian, Turkish, Lithuanian, Somali, Albanian, Bengali, Hindi and French.
Enhanced CRB/DBS; on the disclosure & barring service update system – essential
Able to provide Five Years of references – essential
To apply for this role, candidates require a full work history with no unexplained gaps
Diamond Blaque is an Equal Opportunities Employer
Diamond Blaque is acting as an Employment Agency for this vacancy
Job Title: SEN Officer
Salary: £17.73 per hour PAYE
Location: East London
Hours: 36 hours per week
Duration: Min 3 Months – Extension on Performance
To apply for this job email your details to firstname.lastname@example.org.