SEN Officer

Location Dudley
Salary £180 - £205 per day
These will include:
• Liaison with colleagues from a range of agencies on matters relating to special educational needs and the needs of individual pupils.
• Managing casework throughout the statutory assessment process from first referral to the completion of the process.
• Writing Education Health and Care Plans.
• Amending existing EHCPs as required.
• Contribution to panel decisions on provision and placement.
• Preparing reports /papers for a range of panels as required.
• Attending Annual, Interim and emergency Reviews.
• Working in partnership with parents, children and young people, and schools to ensure pupils needs are met appropriately including those pupils at risk of exclusion.
• Preparing for SEN Tribunals as required.
• Monitoring the use of funding within schools for pupils who have Education Health and Care Plans.
• Assisting in identification of areas for service development including delivering training and supporting colleagues in schools, colleges and other settings, on processes and procedures (INSET).
• Contributing to the Directorate’s SEN development linking policy to practice.
• Following and contributing to Child Protection procedures as appropriate.
• To promote close working partnerships with children, families and young people and effect good working relationships with colleagues in education, health and social care, the Voluntary and Community Sector, SENDIASS and Dudley’s Parent Carer Forum.
• Any other duties commensurate with the grade of the post.