Children, Education and Skills

Newcastle upon Tyne

SEND Senior Practitioner

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

£38,890 - £41,881 per annum

Following a review and investment in SEND provision within Newcastle, exciting opportunities have arisen for SEND Caseworkers. You will be working as a key part of a new 0-25 SEND structure for Newcastle supporting children, young people and their families.

This role offers the opportunity to manage, coach and mentor SEND Caseworkers within the service as well as carrying a caseload of the most complex cases, offering the chance to maintain and develop your own skills whilst sharing your experience with others and supporting them to develop in their role as Caseworkers.

You will work closely with children and young people with SEN/D and their families to understand their needs and required support. 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 SEN/D and their families.

You will have extensive experience of working with children and young people with SEN/D and seeking to achieve the best outcomes for them. You will have the ability to think creatively and problem solve, working proactively and collaboratively across various sectors to achieve safe and supportive outcomes for children and their families whilst understanding and appreciating the challenges this may present.

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 NCC, 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.

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

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Interviews for this post will be held on 30 April 2021

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.


Closing date:

8 April 2021

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