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Assessment and Planning Officer

Hours of work: 37 hours per week
Working pattern: Full-time

Closing date: Sunday 11 December 2022
Interview date: Tuesday 20 December 2022

For an informal discussion, please contact Susan Cotterill - Deputy Service Manager on 01273 336740.

This is an exciting opportunity for you to join us in championing change for children!

Are you interested in a career in public service supporting children with SEND and their families? Perhaps you are beginning your career or wish to build on your existing skills and experience?

Working within a local authority provides a wealth of career development opportunities.

We are looking for candidates with excellent interpersonal and communication skills, the ability to gather and summarise complex information and write in a well-structured way that is easy to understand. This is a challenging but rewarding role and you will be well supported by colleagues and have access to high quality and ongoing CPD.

This is predominantly an office-based role. A key part of your role will be to coordinate the assessment of, write and review Education Health and Care Plans (EHC Plans). You will hold a caseload of children and young people with EHC Plans and visit schools to work with parents/carers, young people, schools and other key professionals to ensure good quality provision for children.

While a background in education, social care or special educational needs are advantageous, they are not essential.

East Sussex County Council are committed to offering excellent CPD for staff. The Assessment and Planning Team is part of the wider Inclusion and Special Educational Needs & Disability Service (ISEND).

Successful applicants for this role will be invited for interview Tuesday 20 December 2022.

Additional Information

This post is subject to an Enhanced DBS check or Enhanced check for Regulated Activity with the Disclosure & Barring Services (previously the Criminal Records Bureau). For further information about what is required in this process please go to http://www.gov.uk/disclosure-barring-service-check. Please note that we require evidence of an overseas police check if you have lived or worked abroad.

Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is part-time or term-time only.

Work Permits: we may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Border Agency’s Points-based Immigration System.

Due to the restrictions we cannot guarantee that individuals that meet the requirements of the Points-based Immigration System will be issued with clearance to obtain work permits.

If you require any reasonable adjustments, due to disability, to enable you to participate fully in the process please contact the hiring manager on the contact details above.

Reasonable adjustments include things like an offline application form. If you would like to discuss your requirements further, please get in touch.

Equal Opportunities

East Sussex County Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all suitable candidates, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability or age. All applications are treated on merit.

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  • Job reference
  • orbis/TP/219612/28841

  • Number of positions
  • 4

  • Location
  • Lewes

  • Salary
  • £28,815 - £30,973 per annum

  • Closing date
  • 11/12/2022

  • Organisation
  • East Sussex County Council

  • Department
  • Children Services

  • Contract type
  • Permanent

  • Work pattern
  • Full Time

  • Hours
  • 37

  • Job type
  • Administration and Clerical