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SEND Keyworker

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

We’re looking for passionate and motivated individuals to join our newly transformed district teams.  We have a hybrid approach to work to assist your work life balance, with a mixture of office and remote working.

The Vacancies that we have are in:

  • Stafford: 1x Full-time | Permanent 
  • Cannock: 1x Full-time | Permanent 
  • East Staffordshire: 1x Full-time | Fixed Term until 30th August 2024
  • Lichfield: 1x 18.5 hours per week | Permanent
  • Newcastle: x 18.5 hrs per week | Permanent
  • Staffordshire Moorlands: 1x 18.5 hours per week | Permanent 

Main Responsibility

As a SEND keyworker, you will:

  • Be supporting the Family Practitioner Leads to carry out the Local Authority’s SEND duties in relation to co-ordinating EHC Assessments
  • Producing EHC Plans and carrying out annual reviews
  • You will work closely with our children and young people with special educational needs and disability and their families as well as a range of qualified professionals in education, health and social care.
  • Develop collaborative and respectful relationships, promoting choice and independence and improve outcomes
  • Ensure that education, health, and care plans comply with legal, regulatory, ethical and social requirements in addition to the policies, standards and procedures of the authority.

The Ideal Candidate

It’s a fast-paced role so you’ll need to be able to manage your own caseload independently and as part of the team.  You will need excellent written and verbal communication skills as well as knowledge of the SEND legislation plus, it’s important that you can reflect on practice and improve as a result. 

You can also find out more about the role and the requirements in the job description attached. If you’re unsure whether your skills match the role however, you can discuss this with Amy Challinor  Family Practitioner Lead SEND and Education- Lichfield: 

About Staffordshire County Council

We are no ordinary county council:

Our Values:

The core of who we are as an organisation. Just like we all have personal values that shape our thoughts and behaviour, organisational values drive how we think and act collectively.

Our values were created and shaped by colleague feedback and national best practice and they sit at the heart of People Strategy:

We have a real sense of community spirit that brings our people together. This feeling of belonging means we are all connected to what we do and take pride in the difference we make every day for Staffordshire people. We are ambitious and our sights are set firmly on a better future.

We look forward and race ahead - that goes for your career too. 

Our benefits:

We recognise that it is our employees that are central to everything we do. We aim to create a supportive working environment where employees can achieve their full potential and achieve a healthy work-life balance. 

In addition to your salary, as a member of staff, you will have access to a range of benefits.

Our recruitment process:

As an Authority we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Staffordshire County Council is an equal opportunities organisation and Disability Confident employer. We encourage applications from all background and communities

As part of our commitment as a Disability Confident employer, a Silver Award Armed Forces employer and our commitment to supporting care leavers - we offer a guaranteed interview as long as your application meets the minimum criteria for the post. 

As you’ll know safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our children and young people/vulnerable adults is important to us and that’s why this position is subject to a criminal record check from the Disclosure and Barring Service. If applicable you should disclose details of unspent and unfiltered spent reprimands, formal warnings, cautions and convictions in your application form.

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