Children, Education and Skills

Newcastle upon Tyne

Manager SEND Support, Assessment and Review Service

THIS IS A CATEGORY "E" POST.
Please note that in all cases written references will be taken up and made available to interviewers BEFORE the final selection stage; even if you indicate otherwise

Ref:

CES150(e)

Full time

£47,841 - £50,938 per annum

Following a review and investment in Special Educational Needs and/ or Disabilities (SEND) provision within Newcastle City Council an exciting opportunity has arisen. We are looking to recruit a highly skilled and experienced manager and SEND leader. We are looking for someone who is committed to keeping the needs of children and young people with SEN/D at the forefront of decision making. The successful candidate will be committed to working in partnership with parents and carers of children and young people to ensure that they feel fully supported and SEN/D needs are identified and met.

The SAR service sits within the wider SEND service as a key statutory player in the provision of excellent services to children and young people with SEND.

You will manage a busy, vibrant and exciting service, working closely with the Head of Service and senior practitioners to support the dedicated, and experienced caseworker team. You will also oversee the preparation for adulthood agenda from 0-25 years, providing strategic leadership, clear direction of travel and the provision of the support and training required to achieve our SEND strategic priorities.

You will be dedicated to continuous improvement, identifying and driving forward change for the benefit of children and young people with SEND in Newcastle.

You will work closely with colleagues across the wider SEND service, including the placement and transport team, educational psychology team, specialist teachers, SEND early years, as well as the sensory and outreach services. You will be a key part of a cohesive team to improve and streamline access to SEND services and support. You will work effectively and closely with schools and educational settings, health and social care services, establishing and nurturing effective relationships which will in itself achieve excellent outcomes for our children, young people and their families.

Newcastle City Council offers the opportunity to work in a vibrant city with proactive and committed services who have a genuine focus and commitment to support positive outcomes for the residents of Newcastle.

As an employee of NCC, you will have access to a generous flexible working scheme, have the ability to work from home as appropriate, as well as accessing annual leave and the Local Government Pension Scheme. As part of the SEND service you will join a positive, supportive and committed service, and will be a valued member where ideas and suggestions to continuously improve are shared and welcomed as part of a continual commitment to improvement.

If you would like to discuss this role further please contact Deanne Taylor on 07966 730669.

Closing date for applications is close of business on 10 May 2021.

Interviews for this post will be held in person on 25 May

This post is subject to relevant DBS clearance.

Apply online at www.northeastjobs.org.uk, select 'Apply Now' and complete our online application form.

We are committed to protecting and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expect all staff to share this commitment. This post is working in regulated activity. If you are successful we will undertake additional recruitment checks which will include a check to see if you have had any criminal convictions, a check of police information and we will check the barred list(s). It is a criminal offence for a barred individual to apply for a job in regulated activity.

As this post involves working with children, vulnerable adults or dealing with sensitive information, written references will be taken up and made available to interviewers before the final selection stage; even if you indicate otherwise.

Permanent

Closing date:

10 May 2021

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