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Education Health and Care (EHC) Plan Writer (Grade 7)

Job Title: Education Health and Care (EHC) Plan Writer (Grade 7)
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Cheshire
Salary: £12.00 - 15.50 per hour
REF: MYBS22121
Contact Name: Madison Yuill
Contact Email:
Job Published: 26 days ago

Job Description

JOB TITLE: Education Health and Care (EHC) Plan Writer  (Grade 7)

LOCATION: Winsford, Cheshire

PLACEMENT:  ASAP, Monday to Friday, 8:30am – 5:00pm, 37 hours per week

PAY RATE: PAYE from £12 per hour & Umbrella from £15.50 per hour

4Recruitment Services are seeking to recruit an Education Health and Care (EHC) Plan Writer. The post holder will sit within the SEN Team in the Education Service of Children and Families Directorate.  This role includes liaising with parents of children with special education needs, SEN Advisory Officers, health and social care professionals, educational psychologists, specialist teachers and staff from schools and colleges including head teachers. This requires interpreting reports and advice and writing statutory EHC plans that are high quality and fully compliant with the Children and Families Act. The post holder will be working with families and communities across Cheshire West and Chester


  • Interpret sensitive and complex information from-professional assessment relating to individual children with special educational needs, health needs and social care needs to draft EHC Plans, so that the plans are clear, easy to read, jargon free and well written. Information from the professional reports will need to describe the individual child or young person’s needs, and the provisions required to meet needs.  All information in the final plan must be clearly evident in professional advice
  • Write EHC Plans, or Notes in Lieu of a Plan, for checking prior to issue within strict statutory timescales and to a high standard that would meet legal requirements and satisfy external scrutiny
  • Identify any gaps in the reports provided and any discrepancies in the assessment advice provided and liaise with SEN Advisory Officers to ensure statutory advices are received, complete and inform the plan
  • Make effective use of SEN Database in managing the statutory assessment process for children and young people with special educational needs, ensuring that LA procedures are followed and all relevant data and information is recorded on the database
  • The post holder will be required to enter information onto the SEN database to ensure that the Authority maintains an accurate record of all current cases. The information recorded will be confidential and sensitive and must not be disclosed to unauthorized persons. The database is used for casework scheduling, document storage and long term educational planning, so accurate and complete data is essential.  All data activities must be fully compliant with data protection law and council policies in managing sensitive and confidential data
  • Under the guidance of the SEN Advisory Officers, respond to parental submissions regarding proposed EHC Plans, and to make amendments where appropriate but also to ensure that any revised wording does not inappropriately restrict options for provision and school placement
  • Work closely with SEN Advisory Officers to assist with case work when required, including the scheduling and arranging of EHC plan coordinator meetings with parents and professionals
  • Work proactively with children, young people, parents and professionals in relation to EHC plan progression through telephone and email contact ensuring parents and young people are kept up to date and involved in the plan writing process
  • Respond to requests for personal budgets for elements of the EHC plan calculating the education part of the plan and liaising with health and care managers to secure agreement for health and care elements.  Write personal budgets approved into plan and ensure payments initiated and recorded in line with agency protocols
  • Prioritise workloads so plans are completed within statutory timescales
  • Provide information for complex cases in preparation for SEN team response to formal mediation and first tier tribunal court appeals


  • Educated to the equivalent of degree standard, including English GCSE at Grade A-C 
  • Experience of working in education setting or services
  • Knowledge and understanding of special educational needs and disability
  • Significant experience of writing high quality complex but clear documents
  • Able to collate database systems  & use word processing and spreadsheet systems efficiently
  • Able to understand and apply complex statutory documents and explain these in response to stakeholder enquiries
  • Understand and apply policies in relation to personal budgets that are written into legal plan 
  • Able to interpret a wide range of complex information from professional reports including medical and psychologist reports and summarise into a concise and informative plan
  • Able to interpret education attainment information and progression data and summarise into legal plan
  • Able to collate professional advices for pupil outcomes and write these into a cohesive plan ensuring education health and care outcomes are specific, measurable, achievable relevant and have a clear timeline
  • Qualified Teacher Status & Practical Experience of SEND, would be desirable 
  • Enhanced DBS check

We offer:

  • 24 hour one on one specialist consultant based within your geographical area
  • 4Recruitment Services Employee Benefits Programme
  • Our own dedicated payroll support ensuring you get the full benefits of your payment

Recruitment is done in line with safe recruitment practices. 4Recruitment Services is an equal opportunities employer.

To discuss this vacancy in further detail or any other vacancies , please contact our Team on 0800 988 6307 or email

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