Social Care

SEND Lead Worker

Job description

Job purpose:

  • Managing allocated work and cases to maintain or improve the wellbeing of clients.
  • Determining care packages/support plans.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Acting as a single point of regular and consistent contact for children, young people with SEND and their families, when being supported with a ‘My Plan’.
  • Ensuring the appropriate arrangement of services and advice, support and guidance.
  • Providing advice and support for settings/services and families on SEND related matters including when applying for statutory assessment for individual children.
  • Working in close partnership with settings/services securing best outcomes for children and young people with SEND.
  • Promoting the early identification of children and young people with SEND additional needs.
  • Ensuring that each need identified in the assessment is matched to an outcome in the plan. The plan will be agreed with young people and their families.
  • Supporting children and young people to move between non statutory and statutory support as required.
  • Contributing to the development of the SEND service, to respond to operational needs by initiating, developing and implementing innovate solutions.


  • Recognised qualification in early years, social care, health or education to a minimum of level 4 or prepared to work towards one in the near future.
  • Experience of supporting children / young people / families with SEND.
  • Previous experience working in health, social care or education environment.
  • Knowledge of current & developing national policy in relation to children’s services e.g. Children & Families Bill, Working Together 2013.
  • Ability to establish a successful and trusting relationship with the child or young person and family.
  • Extensive experience of supporting and advising settings / other practitioners.
  • Enhanced DBS dated within the last 12 months. On the update service? You could be fast tracked through our recruitment process today.
  • Willingness to complete an enhanced DBS if you do not currently hold one.

Working with Archer Resourcing

We have been helping professionals find exciting new roles for a number of years, so we know exactly where to look when it comes to sourcing the best opportunities.

We operate across the UK, and, with amazing relationships with the biggest employers in UK social care, we give you the best chance of landing your next role.

Due the high demand of CV's received we are unable to respond to all applications. However, we may hold your CV on file and contact you for future suitable roles.

We also offer a £250 referral bonus should you know of anyone who may be interested.

Must be eligible to work in the U.K

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