Support Teacher

9 North avenue, Coventry, CV2 4DH
UPS 3 + 1 or 2 SEN
05 Sep 2017
19 Sep 2017
Job Ref
Contract Type
Full time permanent
Working Pattern
Term time

Due to higher than expected buy in from schools in Coventry, two additional full time, specialist teachers are being recruited by the Social, Emotional, Mental Health and Learning Team – one primary and one secondary age specialist.
A review of SEN services has been completed this year and from September 2017 the SEMH & L Team sits within the newly formed Coventry SEN Support Service and will be co-located with the Psychology Team, SEND Early years and the Complex Communication Team at Limbrick Centre.

This is an exciting opportunity to work in a newly formed SEN service supporting Coventry schools in the key area of Social, Emotional, Mental Health and Learning. You will be part of a team committed to securing good and outstanding SEN practice and supporting SENCos and senior leaders to meet the increasingly diverse range of needs and completing challenges around SEMH & L.

This role will involve working within a well-regarded team, with very supportive colleagues, and offers the successful candidate considerable professional development and the opportunity to work in a range of school settings with children, staff, parent, carers and other agencies.

You should:
be a good to outstanding practitioner with a passion for SEN
have a genuine interest in achieving the best outcomes for pupils with SEND.
have a flexible, creative, solution focused approach,
be able to both work well in a team and to work independently using your own initiative
be committed to the inclusion of all pupils

There are CPD opportunities for staff and a full induction programme will be provided.

Access to a car, to visit schools across the city is essential.

For an informal discussion, you are most welcome to telephone Bridie Cooper, Team Lead,
on 024 7678 8400 .

Interview Date

Observations – Thursday 28th or Friday 29th September

Interview - 2nd October

Equalities Statement

Coventry City Council is clear about its responsibilities in embracing diversity and ensuring we recruit people of a high calibre on the basis of their skills, abilities, and experience. As such we welcome applications from a diverse range of candidates.

Key Requirements

This post is exempted under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such appointment to this post will be conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactory response to a check of police records via Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

This Authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Please note we will communicate any interview arrangements with you via email, so please check your email and WMJobs account on a regular basis after submitting your application.

This vacancy and advert will be closed as soon as sufficient applications are received. Therefore, it is strongly advised that you complete and return your application as soon as possible.

Supporting documents
Job Description and Person Specification.pdf

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