Learner’s Single Point Access (L-SPA) - SEND Coordinator
  • Employer: Surrey County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/858/11266
  • Published: Thu 19/11/2020, 18:00 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 06/12/2020, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36.0 hours per week
  • Salary: £40,227 per annum
  • DBS Check: Yes
  • Location: Ashley Park House

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Learner’s Single Point Access (L-SPA) - SEND Coordinator

Can you provide a central role in maintaining the day-to-day operations of the L-SPA?

The Learner’s Single Point of Access (L-SPA) has been created as part of Surrey’s vision and drive to ensure that all our children have access to a good quality education and receive help and support in a timely way.

When there is a concern about the development and/or learning needs of a child, the L-SPA team can help families and professionals to navigate to services, support and specialist advice quickly so that children and young people can be supported faster and earlier.

There are two teams that form the L- SPA (the triage team and the multi-disciplinary team) These teams work collectively to deliver services. The Triage team receive initial contacts from parents and education professionals and undertake the initial analysis of requirements and the multi-disciplinary team which is made up of several education and other professionals, such as an Educational Psychologist, Specialist Teacher, Speech and Language Therapist work together to consider queries such as Requests for Support and Requests for EHC Needs Assessment and work closely with the SEND teams across Surrey.

As the L-SPA continues to develop and grow, we now have several exciting job opportunities to help continue and establish the L-SPA’s work.

We are looking to recruit a L-SPA Coordinator to join our team.

As the  L-SPA Coordinator you will provide a pivotal role in maintaining the day-to-day operations of the L-SPA.

Having line management responsibilities of the three Triage Officers and a Business Support Officer, you are uniquely placed to oversee management of Requests for Support and Requests for Statutory EHC Needs Assessments, that professionals and parents/carers may make.

You will also be responsible for ensuring that such requests are processed by the Triage Team in a timely way, paying close attention to detail and shared with Multi-Disciplinary professionals for  views and recommendations.

The role is fast paced with often competing demands, so a strong knowledge of The SEND Code of Practice 2015 and The Children’s and Families Act 2014 is required, to ensure compliance and standards are met.

The role requires the ability to hold in mind several different issues and at times, opposing views and the ability to mediate solutions that lead to positive outcomes for children and young people.

L-SPA practice seeks to build positive relationships with internal colleagues, education and health professionals and families, working in a way which is collaborative, transparent and equitable. Therefore, the way we communicate and the quality of the information we share is of the utmost importance.

As the L-SPA Coordinator you will work in collaboration with a range of internal and external professionals including; Specialist Teachers, Educational Psychologists, Speech and Language Therapists, Social Workers and Health Professionals,  to support education providers and families alike to  navigate the best route of support for their child or young person, at the earliest opportunity.

You would also be expected to develop systems and processes and ensure compliance with processes as set up within the L-SPA to facilitate the analysis, recording and monitoring of service delivery.



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£40,227 per annum based at Ashley Park House, 42-50 Hersham Road, Walton-on-Thames, Surrey, KT12 1RZ.

We look forward to receiving your application. 

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The job advert closes at 23:59 on 6 December 2020

Interviews tbc

From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. A laptop and mobile will be supplied if applicable to your role. You will benefit from 24 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years’ service, a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.

Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.

An enhanced DBS ‘Disclosure and Barring Service’ check for regulated activity (formerly known as CRB) and the Children’s and Adults’ Barred List checks will be required for this role.



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