Temporary Senior Consultant Sensory Practitioner

26 April 2019
Social Work/Care
Full Time
18 Months
Meadow House, Littleworth, Mansfield, NG18 2TB.
Children, Families & Cultural Services
£35,934 - £40,760 per annum

This is a countywide role working as part of the Integrated Children Disability Service (ICDS) Assessment Team, who are responsible for assessing for and maintaining all Education, Health & Care Plans (EHCPs) for Nottinghamshire children and young people. This position is for an initial period of 18 months with the possibility of an extension.

You will be required to:

  • Carry a small caseload of highly complex cases carrying out direct sensory assessments as required.

  • Have knowledge of the Children & Families Act 2014; the SEN Code 2015 and SEND Regulations 2014, as well as having an understanding and knowledge of the first tier tribunal system

  • Make strong links with Education, Health & Care colleagues.

  • Support senior case workers in preparing the local authority’s statement of case for tribunals in respect of sensory and neurodevelopmental needs and appropriate provision.

  • Attend court as a defendant if required.

  • Provide analysis and comment on independently commissioned sensory reports to inform decisions in respect of the necessity/need to fund specialist sensory provision.

  • Undertake Sensory Deficit/Processing Disorder practice teaching as appropriate and to participate in the delivery of department and inter-agency training as required.

  • Provide sensory based provision/programmes as necessary to support children and young people to successfully transition into new educational placements.

  • Support multi-agency meetings as required.

  • Undertake Sensory Deficit/Processing Disorder practice teaching as appropriate and to participate in the delivery of Department and inter-agency training as required.

  • Manage the expectations of Families of disabled children and young people in relation to support and services, and to understand our graduated response.
  • Be part of the Assessment Management team offering support and guidance to case workers 

We are looking for a highly motivated worker with enthusiasm to improve services for disabled children and young people. You will be highly skilled in communication and negotiation with experience of working effectively with parents/carers and disabled children/young people as well as a range of agencies and professionals. You will be qualified and have achieved accreditation up to level 3 or above in sensory integration. You will be both forward thinking and enthusiastic and assist in developing this newly established position. This is an excellent opportunity to be part of a developing service that delivers the statutory EHC process.  

For further information please contact Katie Marsden, Service Team Manager on 0115 8040940

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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