SEND Operations Partner

Location Essex
Salary £18 - £20 per hour
SEND Operations Partner Candidates must have the ability to manage a complex caseload, line manage other team members, represent Mid Essex SEND Operations on working groups and Essex County Council with external agencies and families.

Candidates must be personable, reliable, motivated and be able to motivate others, able to demonstrate initiate and leadership skills. Please note this role will be part office and part remote

Key Accountabilities
  • Lead a team of SEND Operations Co-ordinators and Assistants within Mid Essex, co-ordinating induction, training and development programmes and the allocation of work
  • Manage the admissions to a small number of Specialist provisions

  • Draft responses to complaints and queries from parents/carers, elected Members and MPs etc.
  • Work with other colleagues within the Mid Quadrant, (i.e. Educational Psychologists, Inclusion Partners, Engagement Facilitators) including with the SEND Operations Lead to develop best practice and provide quality assurance of Education, Health and Care plans (EHCP).

  • Ensure the team follow requirements in the SEND Code of Practice 2015, Essex Guidelines and maintain the CYP and their family at the heart of the process.

  • Work with other SEND Operations staff in other quadrants (4 quadrants in total).

  • Deliver the assessment and review process for children and young people with SEND, for a dedicated caseload within a quadrant.

  • Responsible for securing appropriate educational provision (both within and out of the Authority) for all Essex CYP with an EHCP, within an agreed geographical area, in line with the SEND Code of Practice 2015 and legislative requirements.

  • Working collaboratively with partners in Health and Social Care to ensure their participation in the EHCP process and support direct individual work for the most complex situations.

  • Progressing and resolving complex situations around CYP including attendance at mediation and Way Forward meetings, with a particular emphasis on the needs of looked after children and children not accessing education.