ICDS Assessment Team- Caseworker

25 July 2019
Fixed Term
Childrens Social Care
Full Time
12 months
Meadow House, Littleworth, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, NG18 2TB
Children, Families & Cultural Services
Friday 16th August 2019
£26,999 - £31,371 per annum

The Integrated Children’s Disability Service, Assessment Team are a county wide service  responsible for progressing assessments for and maintaining all Education, Health & Care Plans (EHCP’s) for Nottinghamshire children, young people. This is a statutory process and has strict timescales.

You will be Required to:

Have knowledge of the Children & Families Act 2014 and the SEN Code of Practice 2015

Co-ordinate Education, Health & Care needs assessments of Children, Young People (CYP) with Special Educational Needs (SEN) and/or Disabilities

Work to ensure that the voice of the CYP and their family is represented in all documents and promote co-production

Write EHC plans, ensuring that the CYP’s aspirations are reflected and that outcomes are measurable

Have good literacy & I.T skills, working knowledge of MOSAIC would be beneficial

Facilitate multi-agency meetings to agree the content of new or reviewed Education, Health & Care Plan

Manage the expectations of Families of disabled children, young people in relation to support and services and to understand our graduated response.

Be part of the Assessment Duty Rota and work to strict timescales

Make strong links with Education, Health & Care colleagues.

Be deployed across the county in-line with the needs of the service.

We are looking for a highly motivated resilient worker with enthusiasm to improve services for disabled children, young people who is able to organise and manage their work within set statutory timescales. You will be highly skilled in communicating and negotiation with experience in working effectively with parents/carers and disabled children/young people as well as a range of Education, Health & Social Care agencies and professionals.

Appointment to this post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service check.

Disabled applicants who meet the essential shortlisting requirements will be guaranteed an interview. A job share scheme is available for all full time posts: both permanent and temporary, unless otherwise stated. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and we expect all staff to share this commitment and undergo appropriate checks.

The County Council welcomes applications from all, irrespective of gender, marital status, disability, race, age or sexual orientation.

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