Designated Social Care Officer SEN

Location Southwark
Salary £31 - £33 per hour
This is a non case holding role.  Designated Social Care Officer. This is a team manager level post and is to facilitate the joint working between social care and education. This role requires strategic practice, good negotiating skills and good working knowledge of Special Educational Needs

This role will strategically lead in framing and developing social care elements of the SEND strategy across the local authority, in compliance with legislative requirements of the SEND Code of Practice (2015).The role will directly inform and influence the direction of wider SEND services through intelligence and insight. The DSCO will have in-depth knowledge and understanding of both social care processes and the SEND reforms agenda and will look to strengthen practice and generate solutions.

Key to success will be the ability of the post holder to negotiate with and influence others build and nurture effective partnerships, working collaboratively with a wide range of stakeholders across the LA and exploiting opportunities for co-production with partners within and outside of the Local Authority including health partners. The post holder will represent Southwark Council  at key regional and national events, and will be a source of expert professional advice on SEND reforms relating to social care within Southwark and will seek to learn nationally from the evidence base of best practice.