SAMs Officer – Resolution Team

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Working Hours:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
01/12/2022 23:59
Employment Location:
Sand Martin House
£32,798 - £36,371
Weekly Hours:
Vacancy ID:
Closing date:
1 Dec
Further Information

This is an exciting opportunity to join a well-established, dynamic team within the Local Authority, offering scope for flexible working and career development.

The Statutory Assessment and Monitoring Service (SAMS) are responsible for the assessment, maintenance and review of Education Health and Care Plans.

This role encompasses the management of a defined case load, ensuring that children and
young people with EHCPs have appropriate support, resources and placements to remove barriers created by SEN and Disabilities. In doing so, you will take responsibility for conducting annual reviews, analysing professional reports, processing paperwork and decision making in line with statutory timescales. This role requires the ability to troubleshoot and work closely with multiagency partners to find solutions for children in difficult scenarios. This role will also support and train education settings in delivering appropriate education provision, and ensure that the Local Authority’s statutory functions are delivered effectively.

In addition to case management, this role will support the Resolution manager by representing the Local Authority in mediation meetings, working closely with parents, carers and young people to reach compromise and agreement. Should mediations be unsuccessful, this role will support with tribunal appeals, including analysing registrations against Local Authority decisions, statutory framework and case law, and will be expected to write court submissions on behalf of the Local Authority and attending hearings where required.

Candidates for this role require excellent organisational and communication skills and must be able to work to deadlines and under pressure. They must have excellent oral communication, written skills and be confident in ICT.

A high level of knowledge and understanding of relevant legislation is required, including the
SEN Code of Practice and Regulations, Children and Families Act and the Education Act as well as knowledge and experience of working with relevant case law.

For further information about this role, please contact Katie Barnett on 07950369080

We are proud to serve the diverse communities of Cambridgeshire/Peterborough and want our workforce to reflect this diversity, which we believe is beneficial for our employees, the organisation and the communities we serve.

Appointment to this post will be subject to the outcome of an Enhanced Disclosure obtained through the Disclosure and Barring Service. The Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.