Service Care Solutions Ltd

SEND Team Manager

Service Care Solutions are currently recruiting on behalf of Knowsley Borough Council.

We are looking for an experienced manager with a background in Special Educational Needs to lead the co-ordination and delivery of SEND statutory processes for Knowsley Council, ensuring compliance with regulations and legislation so that outcomes for children and young people with SEND across the local area improve.

This role is full time role and the successful candidate will be starting in May on an initial 3 month contract to be reviewed for extension following this time.

Key features for this role include, but are not limited to:
- To provide high quality operational leadership to the specialist education support service in order to improve the quality of the SEND support offer across the borough and reduce the demand on specialist educational placements by ensuring high quality preventative interventions are developed and delivered.

- To ensure that statutory processes are undertaken in a timely and person centred way and that education, health and care plans lead to improved education, health and care outcomes for the children and young people in receipt of them.

- To support caseworkers to represent the Local Authority at SEND Tribunals ensuring the preparation of the statement of case is well planned, appropriate to need and reflects an accurate understanding of all available resources.

- To undertake line management responsibilities for staff, undertaking performance appraisal processes, MyTimes, planning and delivering robust performance and development opportunities and ensuring that recruitment and that supervision is undertaken in line with the Council's policies and procedures.
- To work effectively with partners to secure best outcomes for children and young people with SEND.

To hold a good knowledge of local area performance data and to use this to inform policy and practice and target resources.

Essential criteria
- Full enhanced DBS.
- Minimum of 2 years' experience in SEND in either education, social care or health
- Minimum 2 years' experience in a managerial position.
- Experience working with children, young people and families.
- Knowledge of the relevant children and families' legislation as well as the SEND code of practice

Service Care Solutions are a leading providing in Social Care in Merseyside so if you would like to join us and interested in joining a team in a well-established council.

Get in touch now!
To discuss this role further or any other role we have available, give Natasha a call on 01772208964 or email

We also offer a £250 referral bonus scheme for anyone you may know.

Once they are placed and complete their probationary period you receive a £250 bonus!

Working with Service Care Solutions comes with many benefits, including:

* A specialist, dedicated Social Work consultant offering single point of contact

* Exceptional referral bonuses

* Extensive & exclusive range of vacancies across the UK

* Nationwide provider to over 200 local authorities.

* Payroll service twice a week

* Ltd and PAYE payment options available

* Frequent notifications for upcoming opportunities via text and email

* Loyalty schemes / bonuses

* DBS disclosures provided via fast track online services free of charge.

Due to the high volume of applications we receive, regretfully we are only able to respond to candidates who meet our clients' requirements.

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