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You will be working within a service for a specialist team where you will be working with disadvantaged young people and making a positive difference to their life's. What they say - "If you want to affect real change and help build something truly special then Lewisham is the place to be. We value people who are adaptable, innovative and seek to make a positive change. No matter where you start within the Council, you’ll be given the tools you need to build a promising career." Your new role To be responsible for assessing and reviewing the special educational needs of Lewisham pupils including the shared supervision and development of staff to understand SEN within the service. To monitor the efficient use of resources in relation to pupils with statements of special educational need/ Education Health and Care Plans. To ensure that all pupils with special educational needs are appropriately placed in accordance with panel decisions. To ensure that every effort is made to reach agreement with parents and carers through the use of mediation and conflict resolution. To carry out all duties under the direction of the team manager as informed by the assessment and placement panels. Summary of responsibilities and personal duties: Duties
10. To liaise with the admissions team to ensure that the SEN Team has access to up to date information about vacancies in schools and specialist units. 11. To liaise closely with the Education Welfare Service to ensure that it is aware of pupils with SEN who are out of school. What you'll need to succeed Must have SEN experience Knowledge of Education and SEN law and processes. Understanding of areas of SEN and ability to relate this to Lewisham's Equal Opportunities policies. Knowledge and understanding of IT Systems using databases —Excel/Word. Aptitude: Ability to manage staff and to complete complex processes within set deadlines. Ability to update and retrieve information held on a database. Able to use the Internet/Intranet. Able to work in time-pressured environments using complex systems. Organisational skills — ability to work to tight deadlines and in complex situations What you need to do now If you're interested in this role, click 'apply now' to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV, or call us now. If this job isn't quite right for you but you are looking for a new position, please contact us for a confidential discussion on your career.