Overview

Our Benefits

We offer a wide range of benefits to our employees, these include:

  • Generous annual leave entitlement starting at 28 days annual leave per year, 29 days for senior managers (pro rata, depending on how many hours per week you work), plus bank holidays. An additional 5 days, linked to continuous service, and ability to purchase up to 6 weeks additional leave per year.
  • Cycle to Work scheme. 
  • Local Government Pension Scheme plus immediate life cover (3 times your annual salary from day one) and ill-health protection.
  • Employee discounts with local and national retailers, days out, finance, health and beauty, travel and eating out plus lots more.
  • Car Lease scheme
  • Payment of professional subscription / membership – If your job description requires that you are registered with or are a member of a professional body, WNC will pay for your professional subscription or membership fees.
  • Employee Assistance Programme – We have an employee support programme run by Health Assured, an independent, external organisation. Health Assured is available for you and your immediate family members, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year and includes telephone counselling, legal advice, bereavement support and medical information.
  • Ongoing training and development opportunities.
  • A variety of flexible working options to support your work/life balance, including full or part time, term time, 9-day fortnight, etc. (subject to business needs).
  • Our West Ways of Working – We want our workforce to thrive, and we equip our employees with the right technology to support hybrid and collaborative working, on or off site, depending on the role.
  • Making a difference – If you want to use your skills and experience with an organisation that are genuinely invested in making a difference, are committed to improving people’s lives, and whose success has a direct impact on the wellbeing of your family, friends and people in your local area, then West Northamptonshire Council is the place for you.

About the role

Are you looking for a new challenge?

Can you make a difference for children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disability?

The Education Health and Care Team are looking for new Case Workers for children, young people and their families, working closely with relevant professionals through statutory SEND processes.

The Case Worker role focuses on person centred planning, co-production and outcomes to generate outstanding and effective Education Health and Care Plans to support children and young people with their education and preparing for adulthood.

This is a diverse and engaging role with Case Workers carrying significant responsibility for progressing individual cases in discussion with education colleagues and other agencies.

What will you be doing?

Duties may include:

  • Coordinating the collection of the assessments required to support SEND processes for new requests for assessment and Annual Reviews and producing high quality EHCP’s. You will be responsible for writing the EHC Plans. Managing statutory timescales is a key part of the role.
  • Networking with a variety of services, agencies and providers to gather information in order to support the family to make well-informed choices, including parent support services. This includes facilitating access to informal and formal mediation.
  • Attending EHCP Annual Review meetings and ensuring reviews are outcome focused, person centred and completed within statutory timeframes.

About you

Successful applicants will have experience of working with families, children and young people in a professional capacity and will need to evidence that they have worked as an effective team member, and have the skills to empathise, mediate and support families with complex processes, including giving difficult messages. You will need to be able to interpret professional advice and complete the written documentation to a high standard.

Candidates who are shortlisted for interview will be required to complete a One Page Profile and give a short PowerPoint presentation as part of the selection process.

If you are interested in this exciting opportunity and want to make a real difference to young people and families, we look forward to receiving your application.

If you would like to discuss this position, please call
EHC Service Manager, Anthony Giles on 07912 86307, or
EHC Officers Candice Montague-York 07391 738532 

About us

We’re a new council, following one of the largest shake-ups in local government
reform in recent history. As a new authority, we’re embarking on an exciting journey
to deliver exceptional services for our residents, customers and
communities.  

Our vision at West Northamptonshire Council is ‘to make West Northants a great
place to live, work, visit and thrive’. We truly stand by this and work hard every day to
make this a reality. Our corporate values, THRIVE, stand for: Trust, High Performance,
Respect, Innovate and Empower, they underpin everything we do and how we deliver
services. 

At West Northants Council, it’s about our people. People who thrive with
ambition, bubble with new ideas, demand better ways of working, caring about every detail,
and who never shy away from a challenge. Our culture is a gateway for new experiences. A
place to forge new opportunities. To empower you in your career and unite you with like-
minded people.

When potential is unlocked, talent thrives.

Choose a career that offers you a true sense of achievement, fills you with pride and
challenges you in a positive way, every day.

West Northants Council, where careers thrive.

Before you apply -
Register now and turn on alerts for jobs like this!

By registering you agree to our terms and conditions.

No thanks, continue to apply