Family Caseworker –  Special Needs (Ref: SENCW – 0522)

Job Title:                            SENDIASS Family Caseworker

Salary:                                £25,000 per annum

Hours:                                 Full time, 35 per week

Contract type:                  Initial 6-month fixed term contract

Location:                            This is a hybrid role working across the Boroughs of Enfield and Waltham Forest and with some work at Centre 404’s head office in Camden

This role is to support SENDIASS – The Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Information Advice and Support Services.   

The Caseworker will offer information, advice and support for parents and carers of children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities so that they can make appropriate, informed decisions about their education in line with the SEND code of Practice (2015) and relevant legislation.

Centre 404 is a leading charity based in North London with an excellent reputation for providing high quality services to children and adults with learning disabilities and their families. This role will be part of our Supporting Families team that works with family carers of children and adults who have a learning disability and offers advice, training, support and events throughout the year.

As one of the smaller teams within the Centre 404 organisation, this is an ideal opportunity for an effective and confident individual to bring SEND expertise to the team within a supportive and collaborative environment.

The role will involve obtaining and processing referrals and providing support and expertise at all points along the SEN journey for service users and their families.  You will partner with a range of other organisations; local and national, voluntary and community and will variably act as advocate, mediator, facilitator and supporter in the best interests of the children, young people and parents within the service

Knowledge of local authority processes, national policies and legislation and relevant SEND issues will be essential to this role alongside organisational expertise and a real desire to engage with users in order to create and deliver a range of events and activities as part of the sider Supporting Families team.  An IPSEA Level 2 qualification is preferred or the interest in working towards gaining.

This is a potentially hugely rewarding role for an individual with significant experience of the SEND Code of Practice offering challenge, autonomy and opportunities for development within a growing organisation.

The full job description and person specification can be found here:

Want to know more? Don’t hesitate to get in touch with us at recruitment@centre404.org.uk or on 0207 607 8762.

 How to apply: Please submit a CV along with a cover statement (either within the email itself or as an attachment) addressing the following: “Tell us more about why you are interested in this role and what you would bring to this post in terms of your knowledge, skills and experience”. Please ensure you refer to the person specification in your statement and explain how you meet the criteria.

Closing date: Please note, applications will be shortlisted on a rolling basis.

 Centre 404 is dedicated to staff development and supervision and we will provide a detailed induction and on-going training and support. We are also committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of adults at risk and we are looking to recruit people who share these values.

We are dedicated to providing a meaningful and rewarding work environment, as well as offering a range of perks and benefits for our staff to enjoy; a list of what we have to offer is included here: https://centre404.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/Staff-Benefits-and-Perks-Nov-2019.pdf

 Centre 404 is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. Charity ref number 299889