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Inclusion Support Practitioner - Sensory and Physical Impairment Team

Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council
Elmwood Place, 37 Burtons Way, B36 0UG
£30,296 - £34,834 pro rata, per annum. Term time only. Incremental progression is subject to performance.
Closing date
27 Nov 2023

Job Details

Band D: Points 20-26. £30,296 - £34,834 per annum, pro-rata.

19.5 hours per week across 3 days (Including Tuesday), Term Time only. The salary will be pro rata to 19.5 hours per week, 39 weeks per year. Incremental progression is subject to performance.



Solihull Specialist Inclusion Support Service (SISS) is a well-established, highly valued, local service working closely with Solihull schools and settings to support children and young people with a range of Special Educational Needs and Disabilities.

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Inclusion Support Practitioner to join the Sensory and Physical Impairment Team which is part of the Solihull Specialist Inclusion Support Service supporting children in settings including homes, nurseries and schools.

In this role you will liaise closely with therapists, setting staff and the children’s families to ensure pupils’ needs are assessed holistically and specialist programmes are integrated as fully as possible into their education. This will involve developing intervention plans, in collaboration with the Team Manager and demonstrating specialist resources and modelling appropriate activities and strategies for teachers and teaching & learning assistants.

You will be an outstanding practitioner with a Level 3 qualification in childcare/child development. You will have substantial experience of supporting children and young people with sensory and/or physical impairments in an educational setting. You will have effective communication skills and will be committed to working collaboratively with families and other professional colleagues in the context of the SEN Code of Practice.

In return, we offer the opportunity to develop your experience and skills within a supportive, professional working environment with a range of excellent benefits to include:

  • Flexible working arrangements.
  • Access to our Employee Assistance Programme – a 24 hour independent, free and confidential advice and support service.
  • Family and carer friendly policies.
  • Access to the Local government Pension Scheme.
  • Employee benefits including staff discounts, subsidised travel passes and Cycle 2 Work Scheme.

This is a challenging role, and you will be joining a group of committed people. You will find that we are an exceptionally supportive service, offering a range of training and development opportunities and working with us is both enjoyable and rewarding.

We look forward to receiving your application. Please note we do not accept CV’s for this post.

For further information and to apply please click the link below. If you have any specific questions regarding this post please get in touch with Lisa Irving, Team Manager on - 0121 704 6690

Closing Date: 27th November 2023

Interview Date: WC 6th December 2023

An online search will be carried out for all shortlisted candidates.

This post will require an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring check for regulated activity with children and adults.

You will be expected to travel around the borough of Solihull supporting the children on your caseload.

This is an essential car user post as the demands of the job make it operationally essential and there is a contractual requirement to make a suitable vehicle available to ensure the requirements of the job can be carried out effectively.

Applicants must be able to drive, have a driving licence and be a car owner/have access to a suitable vehicle, however for disabled applicants, reasonable adjustments will be made where required.

This post is covered by the Fluency Duty, as outlined in the Code of Practice on the English language requirements for public sector workers.

Solihull Council is proud to be an Equal Opportunities Employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees - a place where we can all be ourselves and succeed on merit.

Solihull Council has a responsibility for, and is committed to, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk, and requires all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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About Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council


Solihull is regarded as a popular and vibrant place to live in the UK. As one of the most prosperous towns in the Midlands, almost two thirds of our borough is designated as green belt. We have over 1,500 acres of parks across the borough, with 16 Green Flag Awards. Solihull is very well connected, with great transport links such as the M40, M42 and M6 all close by, and an excellent rail network, plus, of course, an international airport. We are home to the award-winning Touchwood Shopping Centre, National Exhibition Centre, Resorts World Birmingham, and the Resorts World Arena.

It is an exciting time for Solihull, although we are a relatively small local authority (c. 6000 employees), we still have ambitious plans including the development of UK Central and HS2.

Here at Solihull Council, we want to ensure that all our citizens have an equal chance to share in Solihull’s success. We do this by putting our customers at the heart of everything we do.

We recognise that our employees are the key factor in achieving our vision and as such, we are always on the lookout for talented individuals, who want to make a real positive difference to people’s lives and can help us to continue building on our success.

Both Smarter Ways of Working and Employee Wellbeing are key Council Priorities.

The transition to Smarter Ways of Working has presented us with the opportunity to re-think how and where we work. With the option to access portable technology, dependent upon the requirements of the role, a lot of our people are not bound to a single workplace or traditional ways of working, with many choosing to spend a good proportion of their week working from home.

tomOur people told us that they value flexibility, and that choice enables them to have a better work-life balance, manage family responsibilities, enhance their personal wellbeing, and continue to deliver excellent outcomes for the residents of Solihull.

Our people are our number one asset, and our aim is to have a healthy, happy engaged and thriving workforce.

Wellbeing is at the heart of our employee offer and we are a bronze accredited West Midlands Combined Authority Thrive at Work employer.  This recognises our commitment and action in support of employee wellbeing; we are currently working towards silver accreditation.

Unpaid carers carry out a key role within our community and know that this can be challenging when combined with employment.  Our Carer’s Policy and the ongoing support we give to our employees has resulted in us winning Employer of the Year 2022 at the Carer Friendly Awards.

We will offer you:

  • A friendly, supportive and inclusive working environment;
  • Competitive salaries including, for those at the top of their scale, the opportunity to receive a non-consolidated lump sum;
  • A range of flexible working options;
  • Annual leave starting at 25 days and rising to 30 days after 5 years' service in addition to public holidays with an opportunity to purchase up to 10 additional days' holiday per year;
  • A generous flexitime scheme (available for most roles);
  • Access to the Local Government Pension Scheme;
  • A wide range of learning and development opportunities;
  • A range of family friendly policies;
  • Employee benefits including subsidised travel passes, Cycle 2 Work Scheme, confidential Employee Assistance Programme and staff discounts.

Solihull Council is proud to be an Equal Opportunities Employer.  We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees – a place where we can all be ourselves and succeed on merit.

As users of the Disability Confident Scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who demonstrate they meet the minimum criteria for the vacancy.

Solihull Council has a responsibility for, and is committed to, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk, and requires all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

For roles eligible for a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check this will be indicated in the advert and supporting recruitment documents.  Where the post involves working with children, other vulnerable groups or in a position of trust it is exempt from the provisions of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.  Further guidance is available at

Please note, where sufficient numbers of applications are received, we reserve the right to close a vacancy before the advertised closing date. We therefore advise that you submit your application as soon as possible.

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0121 704 6000
Council House
Manor Square
West Midlands
B91 3QB
United Kingdom

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