Education, Health & Care Plan Coordinator - Post 16
It’s great to know that you are interested in working with us at Coventry City Council. As a prospective employee, it is important that everyone who works for us is committed to our One Coventry values and shares our commitment to becoming a more diverse and inclusive organisation.
Our Values are:
About the team we are recruiting to
Coventry's Special Educational Needs Service is committed to working with families and partners to support children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). This diverse service has responsibility for a range of important statutory educational work within Coventry. We are here to deliver the aspirational challenge set to us by young people with SEND and their families: ‘To Lift the Cloud of Limitation and enable them to enjoy an ordinary life’.
When Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission (CQC) completed a Local Area inspection of Coventry in October 2019, they commended our “genuine passion and commitment to get things right for children and young people with SEND and their families”; our respect for the “lived experiences of children and young people with SEND and their parents” and the “strong partnership between school settings and education service providers’.
We are a growing service with opportunities for progression. Each and every role within the team is critical as it enables us to offer an excellent and cohesive service to the families and children of Coventry. We are looking to recruit likeminded individuals who wish to make a difference to the lives and outcomes of children and young people with special educational needs.
What is the job role?
As an EHCP Coodinator working on Post 16 EHCPs you will be responsible for reviewing, maintaining and occasionally writing Education Health and Care Plans to support young people in their progression through Post 16 education and in preparation for adulthood. This will require close collaborative work with partner services, planning transition between education settings and supporting childrens'/adults’ services.
You will be responsible for attending annual review meetings where you will represent the Local Authority, providing information and guidance to young people, their families and other professionals. Candidates will need to evidence strong communication and interpersonal skills, the ability to resolve disagreements and demonstrate an ability to manage a caseload of complex cases through exceptional organisational and prioritising skills.
This post is exempted under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such appointment to this post will be conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactory response to a check of police records via Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).
Who are we looking for?
We are looking for candidates who have a passion for enabling young people with SEND to be the best they can. We work across a diverse age range from 0-25 years. To be successful we need you to have a good understanding of the Special Educational Needs Legislation and an excellent knowledge of how the reforms work at a practical level. You will have substantial experience of working in a post-16 educational setting where you have seen first-hand the lived experiences of young people with special educational needs. You will need to have a minimum of A level standard English and Maths as in Coventry we expect all our Education, Health and Care Plans to be of high quality. You will be an excellent communicator and used to working in collaboration with a range of agencies. You will also be used to juggling competing demands.
If you believe you meet this pre-requisite criteria we would welcome your application for this post.
For full details on the application process please read the attached document labelled 'Coventry City Council Application Process
Interview date: 24 August 2022
Introduction to Coventry City Council
Coventry is a lively, multicultural city, which embraces old and new. Around the modern city centre there are traces of history everywhere – in the old city walls, the timber-framed buildings and the reconstructed medieval Spon Street. But Coventry has always had an eye on the future, and is now firmly focused on regenerating and re-inventing itself to meet the challenges of the 21st Century. With major developments and new projects taking place right across the city, Coventry City Council is the place to be!
There's a huge buzz about the city – Coventry ranks as the 8th best city to live, work and do business in the UK, and it was the UK City of Culture 2021. We believe this will help put Coventry on the map for all the right reasons as you can feel the sense of local pride throughout the city. It also offers a unique, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to those joining us to play their part in it.
We genuinely believe that Coventry City Council is a special place. You will be joining Coventry City Council during an exciting time to become part of a team that contribute to achieving our visions for the city. We have made our council a place where we look after our people, making sure you're happy in your work and given everything you need to succeed. We've created friendly, welcoming workplaces where everyone is working towards the same cause, providing the best possible services for the city of Coventry.
As a council with improvement at its heart, we’re committed to making life better for the people who live and work in Coventry. We’re equally concerned with the quality of life enjoyed by our people, so by joining us, you won’t just be helping the community, you’ll be helping yourself too.
Not only do you get to work alongside great people that are helping to improve services for our community we offer great benefits too! For your valued contribution we will provide a fantastic benefits package including;
- Flexible working arrangements
- Generous annual leave allowance starting at 27 days and rising to 32 days
- Opportunity for Salary Match and Pay progression through multiple increments
- Outstanding local government pension scheme
- Learning & Development with access to certified courses.
- Access to an award winning Occupational Health Team
- Vibrant employee networks
- Lifestyle savings
- Salary Sacrifice Schemes; Car Scheme, Cycle to work and more
- Interest-free travel loans
- Payroll giving scheme
- Workplace parking scheme
- Maternity, paternity and adoption Leave
- And much more
Coventry City Council