The starting salary for this role is £40,227 per annum, working 36 hours per week.
An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the SEND Quality team in the Children, Families and Learning Directorate of Surrey County Council.
In this role practice standards and the improvement of practice will be your primary aim, playing an important part in Surrey's ongoing journey towards providing an excellent service for our service users, children/young people and their families.
You will work with other SEND Quality Managers to implement the Quality Assurance Framework, striving to establish a culture where everyone understands the importance of quality performance and monitoring and its impact on the lived experience of children/young people and families. You will carry out a monthly cycle of EHC Plan audits and in depth ‘deep dives’ where you will audit and evaluate the lived experience of the child/young person and their family. You will provide feedback to SEND Case officers and managers on specific audits and trends using a supportive and coaching approach to encourage learning and development
You will work in collaboration with the SEND service and other professionals to drive good practice and recognise where improvements are needed, as well as highlight what is going well. Analysing data and insights to inform your findings, you will identify what needs to be improved and how we can do this. This will involve collaborating with SEND Area teams and supporting delivery of coaching/training sessions and production of resources to aid delivery of best practice.
To be shortlisted for this role you must be able to demonstrate:
- Experience of working within SEND (local authority, or educational setting) and a detailed understanding of relevant SEND legislation.
- A meticulous approach to your work with an eye for detail, whist being able to consider the wider picture.
- A passion for quality and continuous improvement to support best outcomes for children and young people with additional needs and/or disability.
- Demonstrable experience of creating positive and productive relationships and dealing with difficult issues effectively but sensitively.
- The ability to support others with development of their practice in a pragmatic way.
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For more information please find the full job description below and refer to this before submitting your application. We also invite you to read our Life at Surrey handbook to see insights of the culture at Surrey and how as a valued employee, you can help shape our Council.Additional Information
The job advert closes at 23:59 on 05/12/2021.
Interviews will take place in December after the closing date.
An Enhanced DBS ‘Disclosure and Barring Service’ check for regulated activity (formerly known as CRB) and the Children’s and Adults’ Barred List checks will be required for this role.
For an informal discussion please contact Jamie Conran by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to receiving your application. Please click on the apply online button below to submit.
From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. A laptop and mobile will be supplied if applicable to your role. You will benefit from 26 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years' service, a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.
Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.