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Designated Clinical Officer for SEND

Job Reference: 451-STOCCG-1038

Stockport Clinical Commissioning Group
Designated Clinical Officer SEND
NHS Stockport CCG, Stockport
£44,606 - £50,819 pa pro

Stockport CCG is seeking to recruit a replacement Designated Clinical Officer (DCO) to provide the continued support offered over the past 2 years by the previous post-holder. This is a pivotal and highly valued post within the Stockport SEND community. The main purpose of the role is to ensure that the CCG meets its statutory duties and responsibilities in relation to support and services for children and young people with special educational needs and disability (SEND) aged 0-25.

The successful candidate will be a senior registered nurse or allied health professional, educated to degree level or equivalent and have relevant post qualification and paediatric training with specialist expertise in childhood disability gained either via specialist training in paediatric neuro-disability or community child health with specific competences in paediatric disability.

You will work closely at a strategic and operational level with the SEND community of Stockport. This means development of meaningful relationships with commissioners, clinical, education and social care colleagues and our Parent Carer Community Forum and wider network of children young people and families to deliver and achieve outcomes that matter.

You must have a thorough understanding of the role of health services in implementing and embedding the principles and letter of the Children & Families Act 2014 and its underpinning statutory guidance. You will have an up to date understanding of the SEND inspection framework and key messages for local areas arising from this. You will utilise these messages to make an important contribution to the journey of improvement within Stockport in respect of health services.

As strategic and operational health lead, you will monitor and review the health contribution to Education Health and Care plans and provide information and assurance to the CCG that quality health advice and outcome based planning is being delivered. Your work will be underpinned by expert evidence from children, young people and families and you will work closely with colleagues across and within the SEND community to embed a culture of co-production.

This is a key post requiring the post holder to have excellent communication skills and with a proven ability to develop effective relationships with key groups and individuals to ensure that children and young people are able to influence and own their outcomes.

The postholder will work closely with the CCGs commissioning team in order to ensure that the health needs of children and young people with SEND or met through service and personalised commissioning

Proposed interview date is 6th September 2019

For further details / informal visits contact:

Maria McCaffrey

Independent Consultant SEND NHS Stockport CCG

0161 426 9905

Gillian Miller

Mobile: 07826 513791

Associate Director of Commissioning

Please note this vacancy may close early after a sufficient number of applications have been received.

Please also note that if you are short listed for interview you will be contacted via email and it is important that you check your email regularly. If you do not hear from us by four weeks after the closing date then you may assume that on this occasion your application has been unsuccessful.

As a fair collection notice for all NHS employees previous service details will be requested electronically from their previous employer.

The organisation will not re-imburse any expenses incurred by candidates for attending interview.

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This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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