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SEND Casework Assistant REF: 50051542

Thompson House, Sandy Lane, Newport

Grade 6, £19,945.00 to £21,166.00

Vacancy Reference: 50051542

Closing Date: 17/02/2020

Hours: 37 hours per week 
Contract Type: Permanent


The SEN Service has a vacancy for a full time SEND Casework Assistant. The successful candidate will work proactively to support the SEND Casework Officers, assist them in managing their caseloads and promote joint working with parents/carers, schools and other agencies. With the upcoming rollout of online services to support applications for EHC Plans we're looking for someone confident in their ICT skills with a keen interest in learning more about Special Educational Needs. The post is part of the SEN Assessment and Review Team.

For further information or an informal discussion please contact Alistair Hines on: 01983 823470.

Find out more about working for the Isle of Wight Council and living on the island here.

The Isle of Wight Council protects its employees from discrimination, we actively promote the diversity of our workforce and we provide flexible working options (where appropriate) to support the different needs of our employees.

The Isle of Wight Council is an equal opportunities employer and is proud to encourage applications from all cultures, backgrounds and abilities to better reflect the diversity within our local community.

This council and its schools recruit according to the council's Safer Recruitment policy and are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment.

In addition to the above, the Isle of Wight Council is a Disability Confident Employer. This means that providing an individual meets the basic essential requirements of the advertised role and have declared themselves as disabled, they will be offered an opportunity for an interview within the council.

Please note that this role falls within the strategic partnership between the Isle of Wight Council and Hampshire County Council. The employer will be the Isle of Wight Council and employment is on Isle of Wight terms and conditions. Hampshire County Council delivers, on behalf of the Isle of Wight Council, all of its children's services functions and did so for an agreed period of five years from 1 July 2013. The original five-year partnership under direction of the Secretary of State finished in 2018 but has been extended voluntarily by both local authorities for a further five years. The management reporting line for this role is ultimately through Hampshire County Council Children's Services Director/Assistant Director and managers who take operational responsibility for children's services.

Please view information pack and complete your job application online at www.iow.gov.uk/jobvacancies, telephone 01983 823134 or email callcentre@iow.gov.uk if you need further information about applying. Please note only applications completed and submitted online by the closing date will be accepted.

In the interests of efficiency and economy, no further communication will be sent to you unless you reach the final shortlist. This means that if you do not hear from the recruiting manager within three weeks of the closing date, we regret that your application will not have been successful on this occasion.

Closing Date : 17 February 2020