SEND Manager

Recruiter
Greater Brighton Metropolitan College
Location
Worthing [West Sussex]
Salary
£18,250 - £18,250 Per Year, £18,250 per annum (£36,500 pro rata pa)
Posted
23 Jun 2022 14:37
Closes
06 Jul 2022 23:59
Reference
GBM1086
Sector
Further Education
Job Level
Manager
Specialism
Special Education Needs (SEN) / Supported Learning
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Part Time
Organisational Type
General Further Education College

SEND Manager

Chichester College Group

Northbrook College

SEND Manager

£18,250 per annum (£36,500 pro rata pa)

Part time, 0.5fte, 18.5 hours per week, 52 weeks per year

Based at our Worthing campuses

Job Purpose

This post will report to the Head of ALS, will manage the ALS teaching team and the EHCP Caseworker, and will lead on developments such as Education, Health and Care (EHC) Plans and changes to funding for specialist support. Post holders will have relevant teaching experience along with an appropriate teaching qualification and will be able to demonstrate an effective knowledge of the FE qualifications system. Effective communication skills, both written and verbal are essential.

Successful candidates will need experience of working in the area of SEND, management and training experience and knowledge of issues relating to the funding and delivery of specialist services in a post-16 setting.

 

Key Responsibilities   

  • To develop and maintain the referral process for ALS teaching support.
  • To manage the teaching team to include one to one meetings, probationary reviews, appraisals and observations.
  • To develop the service in line with changing requirements and in liaison with the Head of ALS.
  •  Close liaison with the LSA Co-ordinator to ensure a joined up approach to support.
  •  Work with the local authorities and schools to conduct pre-entry assessments of potential students.
  •  Monitoring of applications to identify students with Education Health and Care Plans and those needing specialist support.
  •  Support the Head of ALS with the identification of students requiring High Needs funding.
  • Work with relevant College teams to identify specialist support packages for students with SEND.
  •  To be point of liaison and advice about SEND with members of staff, parents and external agencies.
  •  To manage the EHCP Caseworker, to include one to ones and appraisals.
  •  Liaise with external agencies involved in EHC Plans.
  •  Liaise with College support services and curriculum areas around teaching and learning of learners with EHC Plans to ensure high and realistic expectations of learners.
  •  Ongoing monitoring of welfare and progress of learners with EHC Plans.
  •  Supervise the organisation of, and conduct, Annual Reviews of EHC Plans where required and produce subsequent updated documentation.
  •  Ensure termly reviews for High Needs funded learners are conducted and that liaison with Local Authorities is appropriate.

 

Essential experience, knowledge, qualifications, skills and attributes

  • A relevant teaching qualification
  • Teaching experience in an Additional Learning Support or related area
  • Working knowledge of the safeguarding agenda
  • Experience in the delivery of specialist services
  • Good working knowledge of the 2014 SEND Code of Practice and its practical application
  • A good working knowledge of EHCPs and the review process
  • Demonstrable experience of commitment to child protection, safeguarding and the promotion of a safe learning environment for children and young people
  • Demonstrable commitment to the Colleges support and promotion of equality and diversity in all aspects of working life
  • Have a flexible approach to working hours

 

The working pattern for this role will be discussed at interview

 

Closing date:  06/07/22

Interview date: Week commencing 11/07/22

 

All posts are subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check, which may include a check of the barred lists,/and any relevant overseas checks and a self-declaration relating to the disqualification regulations.

As users of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the role.

We are an equal opportunities employer.