Initial Assessment and Casework Officer
Salary: £24,716 plus benefits
Contract period: Maternity leave starting April 2017
Wired is a registered charity that provides a range of services to disabled adults, children, young people, parents and carers. WIRED has delivered the Wirral SEND Partnership service for many years and has recently secured the contract to deliver SEND IASS (Special Educational Needs and Disability, Information, Advice and Support Service) across Liverpool and Knowsley.
Liverpool and Knowsley SEND IASS is now seeking to appoint a pro-active, organised and efficient Initial Assessment and Casework officer with a proven track record of delivering high quality 1:1 work with families of children/young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities. This is an opportunity to join an experienced and dedicated team. You will be undertaking the initial assessment and triage of parents and carers of children and young people with SEND. You will offer impartial information, advice and support via a telephone helpline, on-line and face-to-face. You will work to empower parents, carers and young people with SEND to make an informed contribution to decisions about their educational provision.
It is essential to have experience of work with parents of children/young people with SEND, experience of applying the Special Educational Needs and Disability agenda and relevant SEND legislation including the Children and Families Act (2014) and the Send Code of Practice 2015, and experience of working across, and with a wide range of partners and agencies.
The person appointed will need a high level of organisational and IT ability, and be able to manage their time efficiently. It is essential applicants have a full, clean driving license.
1x full-time post (35 hours)
1x part-time post (16 hours)
Salary: £19,494 per annum pro rata. For part-time this equates to an actual annual salary of £8,914 plus benefits
Contract period: 12-month rolling contract, subject to funding
Liverpool & Knowsley SEND IASS (formerly Parent Partnership) is seeking to appoint a dynamic and flexible Independent Supporter. In this role you will work 1:1 with parent carers of children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). You will work to empower children and young people with SEND and their parents/carers by providing high quality information, advice and support over the phone, face-to-face and on-line.
It is essential to have experience of work with parents of children/young people with SEND or vulnerabilities, knowledge of the Special Educational Needs and Disability agenda and relevant SEND legislation, experience of working across, and with a wide range of partners and agencies.
The person appointed will need a high level of organisational and IT ability, and be able to manage their time efficiently. A full, clean driving license is essential so too is a willingness to work outside of office hours if there are scheduled events and meetings.
Closing date for both posts: Tuesday 21 February 2017
Interviews: 1 and 2 March 2017