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Service Lead EHE_EOTAS

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County Hall, Matlock
Salary details
Grade 13 £42,513.00 - £46,156.00 per annum
Job term
Full Time
Appointment type
37 hours per week
Closing Date
21 August 2022
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Service Lead Elective Home Education EHE and Education Other Than At School (EOTAS)

This is newly created post, which is part of ACRE (All Children Receiving Education) which includes services for children and young people who are out of school for any reason. The successful candidate with join a team of service managers within ACRE and will have responsibility for a deicated team of EHE officers.

We are looking for motivated and dedicated applicants who can demonstrate a passion for working with home educating families, which includes children with additional needs, and supporting children who have EOTAS educational provision as outlined in their education, health and care plan (EHCP).

The successful candidate will need to be forward thinking and creative and work in collaboration with a range of internal and external partners, children and young people, and their families.

The team are currently working within a hybrid model of home and office. There is an expectation that some time will be spent in the office at County Hall, Matlock.

What will I be doing?

  • Lead the Elective Home Education (EHE) team in the monitoring and assessment of elective home education in line with statutory duties and safeguarding requirements and provide oversight of EOTAS  packages in liaison with SEND colleagues
  • Ensure relationships of trust are built with young people and their families.

    Ensure the provision of accurate, timely information to senior management, members of the public/service users, other local authorities and external services.

  • Lead on the development, implementation and monitoring of quality assurance systems to measure performance against agreed standards for the service
  • Line management of the EHE/EOTAS team leaders including providing reflective supervision and expert advice and support to improve performance
  • Liaison with internal stakeholders and partners within Learning, Access and Inclusion and other Council services such as social care, and with external partners, to ensure effective high quality service delivery and improvement 
  • Co-ordinate and chair meetings and reviews with individual users, user groups and formal panels, and represent the service at internal and external meetings 

Skills and experience we are looking for:

  • Successful experience of managing, developing and motivating a team 
  • Knowledge of relevant legislation and statutory guidance related to elective home education and EOTAS packages for pupils with EHCPs, the Ofsted framework and SEND code of practice
  • Understanding of, and a strong commitment to, child protection and safeguarding
  • Project management, report writing, data analysis and planning skills
  • Time and workload management skills and the ability to support others in working effectively within timescales
  • Highly developed communication skills both verbal and written
  • Recognised relevant qualification at Level 5 or above, or equivalent

What we can offer:

  • Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Generous annual leave and flexi time scheme
  • Discount on leisure centre memberships
  • Free eye tests for employees who regularly use a computer
  • Supportive management and team

Provisional Interview Date: 8th or 9th of September

Due to this post having administrative privileges within the Council’s IT systems, and in order to comply with the Public Services Network requirements, the successful candidate will be required to undertake a Basic criminal record check. The possession of a criminal record will not necessarily prevent an applicant from obtaining this post, as all cases are judged individually according to the nature of the role and information provided. Click here to see our policy on criminal background checks.