Newcastle Upon Tyne

SEND Caseworker

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



Full time

£32,020 - £35,411 per annum

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join Newcastle Council’s SEND Support, Assessment and Review (SAR) Team as a SEND Caseworker with a focus on the EHC needs assessment, planning and annual review processes. We have a number of vacancies, both permanent and fixed term.

In Newcastle we believe that families are our most important resource, and as a SEND Caseworker you will be joining a supportive team of experienced Caseworkers committed to introducing and embedding Relational and Restorative Practice throughout all of its work.

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We are looking for people who can build strong relationships with children and young people with SEND and their families, so they feel heard and understood and are provided with the support they need when they need it.

You will be responsible for coordinating Education, Health and Care assessments, plans and reviews. You will support and advise schools and settings on inclusive practice, and you will also coordinate various agency involvement whilst maintaining the focus on positive and beneficial support for children and young people with SEND and their families.

You will use your excellent communication and organisational skills, along with your knowledge and experience to ensure a joined up and informed approach to your work. A collaborative approach to working is key. You will have a dedication to learning and developing yourself in the role as well as sharing good practice, learning points and ideas with colleagues and the wider service for the benefit of the people who work within the service but also those who access our services.

Newcastle City Council offers the opportunity to work in a vibrant city within proactive and committed services with a genuine focus on establishing services and processes which support positive outcomes for the residents of Newcastle.

As an employee of Newcastle City Council, you will access a 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. We recognise the importance of achieving a good work/life balance and can accommodate a variety of working patterns.

If you would like any further information on this role, please email

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.

We are strongly committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. The successful applicant will be required to undertake an enhanced DBS disclosure and a range of other recruitment checks.

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Closing date:

7 December 2022

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