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EHC Coordinator - Lambeth
Location: Lambeth
Salary:£117.33 per day
Reference:BBS/COORDINATION
Date: 16 Oct 2020

BBS Recruitment is currently recruiting for an experienced EHC Coordinator in a temp position for our client in Lambeth.

The successful candidate should be a proactive and hardworking individual with prior experience within a role.

Main Functions of Post:

•To be responsible for the effective and efficient initiation, assessment of children with Special Educational Needs, ensuring that procedures and timescales are fully compliant with both statutory and locally derived procedures.

•To deliver a comprehensive service for young people undergoing Statutory Assessment of their Special Educational Needs.

•To provide effective management of the delivery of a comprehensive service to young people undergoing statutory assessment or with statements of special educational needs.

•To oversee and be solely responsible for the writing of statements or Education Health Care Plans (EHCP’s) of SEN.

•To be the responsible Named LA Officer for statutory assessment cases, to who parents, carers, schools and other professionals should contact for information throughout the assessment process within set national and local guidelines.

•To direct, oversee and be responsible for ensuring reliable and accurate systems are in place for the monitoring of Best Value Performance Indicators relation to the statutory assessment processes. Responsible for producing the source data, for the calculation and compilation of the indicator in accordance with the agreed definition using the agreed systems, and for the maintenance of appropriate records to support audit.

•To ensure that the Authority meets statutory timescale requirements in regard to  EHCP’s.

Key Tasks

•To be responsible for the administering of SEN procedures relating to those pupils with EHCP’s.

•To be an integral part of the operational decision-making process relating to assessment, EHCP’s and allocation procedures. Including responsibility for decisions made at the LA's SEN Panel.

•To represent SEN at the Vulnerable Pupils Monitoring Group (VPMG) and Joint Commissioning Panel (JCP), and be responsible for any decisions made and their execution.

•To oversee and ensure that the assessment of individual children and young people are fully consistent with the statutory procedures, LA's policies, and timescales. This may be based on specific local as well as national statutory procedures.

•To make key decisions relating to the assessment of individual children, including:

•The content of any EHCP ensuring that these issue an appropriate type or named school where the special educational provision set out in them.

•To meet with parents and others, if appropriate, in order to consider any matter relating to the child's assessment processes, and resolve any affecting issues. This includes attending relevant meetings at schools and with other services.

•To chair any formal meetings as appropriate relating to the child's assessment and that take place with parents or others.

•To ensure continued schools liaison: - collecting, monitoring and acting on schools/SENCOs concerns and suggestions around communications, assessment decisions and timescales.

•To ensure continued parent liaison: - gathering, monitoring and acting on parents' views on the service they receive.

•To ensure through external liaison that development and on-going co-ordination of procedures/practices with the Health Authority, Social Care, the Careers Services and others.

•To ensure through internal liaison that development work and on going co-ordination of procedures/practices with the LA support services.

•To be responsible for liaising with education, health and social services and other agencies orally and in writing using standard and non standard letters.

Requirements

Start Date – ASAP

Pay Rate - £117.33

Hours per week – 35.00

2 years references

HCPC Registration

Enhanced DBS