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EHC Practitioner

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

The SEND Team in Milton Keynes is seeking to recruit an exceptional EHC (Education, Health and Care) Practitioner to be part of a dynamic and solution focused team.

You will be part of the EHC Specialist Teaching Team supporting children with a wide range of special educational needs and disabilities in schools, settings and the community across the Milton Keynes Local Area.

You will join an experienced team, in delivering educational provision directly to children and young people, working with a wide range of agencies and supporting settings and families through the EHCP review process as necessary.

Milton Keynes City Council is a modern and friendly place to work. We offer an excellent benefits package and development opportunities to help you in your career. Please note this role operates inline with the academic year there fore you would not be expected to work during the local school holidays.

For further information on the job role please email: SEND Support and they will be able to direct your queries to a member of staff to contact you back.

Interviews will take place on 22 April 2024

Main Responsibility

  • Deliver educational packages to children and young people with an EHCP in Milton Keynes who have moved to the area, where placements have broken down and when accessing schools or settings has become a challenge.
  • Work within schools and settings advising and modelling good practise for children and young people with EHCPs.
  • Write about and support the delivery of provision and outcomes for children and young people with an EHCP.
  • Liaise, support and professionally challenge schools and settings across Milton Keynes to ensure they are fulfilling their educational responsibilities in line with the SEND Code of Practice.
  • Work closely with other agencies and services in a collaborative and holistic way, sharing information and planning together, to meet the needs of children, young people and their families.
  • Ensure that schools are aware of and follow safeguarding processes and procedures in Milton Keynes including children missing from education, children absent from school and children on part-time timetables.
  • Be able to offer informed advice and next steps to resolve concerns effectively.
  • Full role responsibilities can be found on the job spec attached.

The Ideal Candidate

To be successful in this role you will be

  • an experienced practitioner, who enjoys working with children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities.
  • a good team player and have a positive, resilient outlook with the child or young person at the centre.
  • Have excellent ICT skills, be confident in the use of MS Teams, PowerPoint, Word, LA programmes and other technologies that are supportive to children and young people with SEND.
  • Possess a high level of interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing with children, young people, families and professionals.
  • Have a flexible approach to resolving challenging situations and conversations, and be able to maintain a calm and professional manner in a variety of environments.
  • Have a particular interest in and experience of one or all age groups – Post 16, Secondary, Primary and Early Years.
  • To produce materials and resources to engage children and young people in purposeful learning experiences.
  • Have a full UK driving license and access to a car is essential as you will be requested to travel to settings all over and  outside of Milton Keynes. You will be required to provide evidence of your vehicle insurance with business use. This is required for any roles that requires the employee to travel to more than one place of work.
  • Should you be offered the role, as part of the pre-employment checks an Enhanced DBS will be actioned for you (unless you are on the DBS Update Service).


Package Description

​We are really proud of the benefits we are able to offer our staff here at Milton Keynes City Council, including:-

  • Local Government Pension Scheme, excellent pension scheme widely regarded as one of the best available.
  • 28 days annual leave per year in addition to statutory and public holidays, rising to 32 days after 5 years.
  • Holiday Purchase Scheme.
  • Our Professional Development Centre provides access to courses such as in-house management development programmes endorsed by the Institute of Leadership, coaching and mentoring and access to our Smarter Learning portal
  • Cycle to Work Scheme.
  • Health Cashplan.
  • MK Advantage benefits package – a range of savings on a wide range of retail, leisure and entertainment products and services such as Pizza Express, M&S, B&Q, John Lewis and Arriva Travel.
  • Blue Light Card - Employees working within Social Care can qualify for a range of discounts from national retailers to local businesses in a wide range of categories including holidays, cars, days out, fashion, gifts, insurance, phones and much more!
  • SmartGo – Aimed at encouraging low-carbon transport and healthy lifestyle with discounted travel e.g. Halfords, Arriva, Europcar, National Railcards and Stagecoach.
  • Homebuy Scheme (for eligible roles).
  • Smarter working which provides the opportunity to work from various locations including from home for a proportion of your role (subject to business needs).
  • A full range of family friendly policies including enhanced Maternity, Adoption and Paternity entitlements.
  • Childcare Subsidy.

About The Organisation

Milton Keynes is a diverse, welcoming, and expanding place, built on smart ideas with even bigger plans for the future. We have world class attractions, beautiful open spaces, and a great standard of living.

Milton Keynes City Council is one of the largest employers in the region, making a difference every day for local people. We’re responsible for all local government services in MK including education, housing, highways, and social services - around 240 services in all.

Our values are to be dedicated, respectful, and collaborative. If this sounds like you, join us for a stimulating and fulfilling career measured on results, and a rewarding work-life balance.

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