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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