We are excited to announce a new role within Children and Young People, Specialist Services of Project Officer (Local Offer and SEND).
Every local authority is required to maintain a Local Offer – this is an information directory for individuals with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND), and their families and professionals supporting them, to find out about services available in the local area. It must be statutorily compliant and contain key information regarding support services, decision-making, key processes and procedures and how to access provision. Services across education, health, care and other sectors contribute to the Local Offer, and this role will involve triaging requests, working with stakeholders and communicating with partners to ensure that the Local Offer remains accurate, relevant and fit-for-purpose.
We are seeking candidates who are enthusiastic about ensuring that the East Riding Local Offer is meeting the needs of our service users: children, young people and their families. The successful candidate will be responsible for ensuring that the website complies with statutory guidance, is accessible and serves as an accurate reflection of the services available to families in the East Riding.
You will need to demonstrate your ability to work independently and to deadlines, manage your time effectively and maintain excellent relationships with stakeholders, including educational settings, health sectors, parents and carers and young people. You will take an active role in engaging with services that utilise the Local Offer and be able to work creatively and proactively to help shape an effective service. Project management and organisation skills are essential.
This is an excellent opportunity to become part of a motivated and passionate team with a strong commitment to supporting children with special educational needs and disabilities. The ideal candidate will have a good knowledge of SEND, multi-agency working and will be a skilled and empathetic communicator. We can offer continuous professional development opportunities and we are committed to giving our staff opportunities to expand and develop their knowledge, skillset and experience. You will be able to work with colleagues across the local authority, education, care, health and the voluntary sector, so an ability to develop mutually respectful and productive relationships with others is key.
Now is an excellent time to join our team within Children and Young People, Specialist Services, as we continue our development journey via our SEND Development and Improvement Plan, and we welcome applications from candidates who are keen to join our service during this exciting time.
The 0-25 SEND Team are based at County Hall, Beverley, but this role will also involve travel across the East Riding and working from home.
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The Council offers many remote working opportunities as part of our commitment to providing flexibility wherever possible for our employees.
The Council is undertaking a review of pay and reward as part of its ambitions to attract and retain employees by having effective pay and development structures in place to support modern ways of working and to support the provision of Council services which meet local priorities. Please note that the future terms and conditions of this post may change following the outcome of this review.
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Some travel across East Riding of Yorkshire may be required, applicants must be able to transport themselves.
This post is subject to an enhanced DBS clearance check.
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