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Job Title: SEND Implementation Support Officer

Location: Farnham House, Stevenage

Starting Salary: £33,820 with the opportunity to progress to a maximum of £37,261 pa

Hours: 37 per week

Contract: Permanent

Diversity: We are an inclusive employer and value a diverse workforce

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of Hertfordshire’s New SEND Graduated Response Team. SEND Implementation Support Officers will play a vital role in shaping how Hertfordshire supports education settings to improve outcomes for children and young people.

Job Duties:
The team will give SENCos, families, children and young people confidence that their needs will be met. You will lead planning meetings with schools ensuring all of the provision is in place and identify any areas of support needed as well as access to resources

This role will suit someone who:
Is looking to be part of our frontline response, advising education settings on how they can use resources to work with their pupils.

Wants to work with colleagues across Hertfordshire, to shape how we can have the most impact for children and young people.

You will be based in local areas and be part of a partnership with Integrated Services for Learning, Special School Outreach, Education Support Centres and our DSPLs (Delivering Special Provision Locally)

You will support meetings to support implementation of new plans and funding arrangements as well as supporting schools systemically to find ways forward.

A commitment to working in the best interests of the child with a person-centred approach and the child at the heart of your practice is essential

If you are:
Passionate about supporting and encouraging our young people with SEND to reach their full potential, including living independently where possible

Understanding and knowledge of statutory processes and duties

Knowledge of inclusive strategies, reasonable adjustment, child development to develop a consultative model of working with schools

Commitment to working with a strengths-based approach and being solution-focused

Strong communication skills, demonstrating empathy, curiosity and relationship-based practice

Ability to have reflective conversations (training will be provided)

Ability to build positive networks within schools, the Council, partner agencies and local communities

Confident in the use of data and wider intelligence, using these to help shape the development of the service and drive improvement

Good administrative skills, to record contacts, develop resources, creating documents to share learning

Be person centred and work with the child and family at the centre of your practice

Closing Date: Tuesday 10th January 2023

Interview Date: Tuesday 17th January 2023

Further Information

This is a fantastic opportunity for someone looking for a new, developing role where they can be part of how we can make an impact early on in a child or young person’s journey through education.

We need people who are flexible and good team players with creativity and imagination

We will provide lots of support to help you be successful; from training and workshops on strengths-based practice and safeguarding, help in building a network of support across the relevant services, tools and weekly reflective practice sessions.

please contact: Sally Glossop sally.glossop@hertfordshire.gov.uk to book a call for an informal discussion.

Benefits of Working for HCC:

  • Flexible Working Arrangements (depending on the role)
  • Excellent Career Development
  • Salary Exchange for Additional Benefits
  • Excellent Pension Scheme with Employer Contributions
  • Shopping Discounts
  • Support Groups & Wellbeing Schemes

How to Apply: As part of the application, you will be required to upload your most recent CV ensuring gaps in employment have been addressed and asked to answer 4 key questions. This is your opportunity to evidence how your skills, knowledge, and experience match what we are looking. If you do not provide answers to the questions and upload to your application, your application will be rejected.

Disability Confident: We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer and guarantee an interview to anyone disclosing a disability whose application meets the minimum criteria for the post.

Additional Information

Safeguarding: Safeguarding children and adults is of utmost importance to Hertfordshire County Council. The Council requires employees to abide by legislation and best practice to enable Hertfordshire to achieve this. This role has been identified as requiring a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check. For more information Click Here

CS Roles Only: We expect all Children Services employees to fulfil Hertfordshire’s Professional Promise for how children, young people & young adults with special educational needs and / or disabilities and their families should be treated. It is our agreement to place families and children at the centre of what we do, and helps parents and carers to understand and be able to hold us to account for how we provide our services. For further information please visit: ‘Professional Promise’

Job Reference: HCC21718

Hertfordshire CC


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