Social Worker - SEND Development Officer

Location North Yorkshire
Salary £36.87 - £40.00 per hour
Job Description
Job purpose To facilitate delivery of the Strategic Plan for specialist education provision across North Yorkshire and ensure the Local Authority meets its duties to provide suitable SEND provision for the needs of children and young people in North Yorkshire. In particular the post will have responsibility for the development of Early Years provision, Preparation for Adulthood as well as other specific developments set out within the Local Area Strategy
Operational management • Ensure the vision, principles and outcomes of the Strategic Plan are upheld and communicated effectively and underpin all implementation work
• Ensure that the Head of SEND Strategic Planning and Resources and the SEND Provision and Resources Team are kept fully up to date about implementation work
• Establish and maintain clear and transparent lines of communication between the SEND Provision and Resources Team, partners and parents/carers and children/young people
• Take the strategic lead for ensuring PfA is embedded across all aspects of work
• Develop further traded services in relation to PfA and Independence in order to generate revenue
• Implement the delivery of Targeted Mainstream Provisions and maintain robust monitoring arrangements once established
• Ensure that education, care and health colleagues are fully engaged in the implementation of the strategic plan, together with parents/carers, children and young people
• Establish strong communication frameworks at local and county level to ensure that all partners, senior officers and elected members receive regular progress updates and have the opportunity to make active contributions to the work
• Production and presentation of reports at appropriate intervals to key groups, multi-agency partnerships and elected member forums
• Attendance and presentation at key partner, parent/carer, children and young people forums
• Significant contribution to engagement and consultation processes required for the implementation of actions in the Strategic Plan and Local Area Strategy
• Support on the review, transformation and change of SEND provision across North Yorkshire
• High levels of engagement with senior officers across the local authority and external partners to coproduce services and change for the future
• Budget responsibility for specific aspects of SEND provision as allocated by line manager
• Line management of the specified staff team including performance management, supervision and appraisal
• Assist the Head of SEND Strategic Planning and Resources and stakeholders in preparation for inspection and peer review
• Deputise for the Head of SEND Strategic Planning and Resources as directed.