St Helens is seeking to attract a highly skilled and motivated individual to join the Borough's SEND Service as Senior Casework Manager. You will be joining St Helens at an exciting time of change and will be part of a team delivering on an ambitious change agenda. As the Senior Casework Manager, you will be responsible for managing a team of committed and experienced casework officers and administrative staff, ensuring that the special educational needs of children and young people in the Borough are met by ensuring that children’s needs are assessed and Education, Health and Care Plans, (EHCPs) are produced, reviewed and are making a difference to children’s lives.
You will be a member of a multi professional team, working closely with parents, educational settings and professionals, across health and social care, ensuring that effective, appropriate and joined up provision is made for children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disability.
The successful applicant will have commitment, passion and enthusiasm as a champion for children with SEND and will have exceptional communication, negotiation and organisational skills and be able to influence practice at a senior level. A solid understanding of the Local Authority’s statutory responsibilities under the Children and Families Act, (2014) is essential, alongside a robust understanding of the SEN Code of Practice, (2014).
This Authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
This post is subject to Enhanced DBS Disclosure.
interviews will take place on Monday 12th December.
Council employees are required to abide by the ethical standards embodied by the 7 NOLAN principles of conduct in public life. These include selflessness, integrity, objectivity, accountability, openness, honesty and leadership.
Equality & Diversity
St Helens Council respects and values the individuality that every employee brings. We encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds, who share our values, our commitment to inclusion, and who will help us on our journey to transform our organisation. Further information about Equality & Diversity at St Helens Council can be found here https://www.sthelens.gov.uk/equality
For an informal discussion please contact Tom Howard Head of SEND 0-25 on 01744 671094