Specialist Teachers - Complex Communication Team

Limbrick Wood Centre, Thomas Naul Croft, Tile Hill, Coventry. CV4 9QX
Teachers UPS 3 + 1 or 2 SEN
11 Sep 2018
02 Oct 2018
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Contract Type
Full time permanent
Working Pattern
Term time

The Complex Communication Team, which is part of Coventry SEND Support Service, has vacancies for 1.2 FTE specialist teachers. The team is a successful traded service with strong links to Coventry schools and a commitment to providing excellent support for children with ASC and for those with undiagnosed communication needs.

You will:
- work in partnership with named schools to extend and develop their capacity to meet the needs of children, through coaching and modelling, direct work with pupils, training and support for staff.
- work alongside the SENCo providing agreed support for both their strategic and operational role.
- Take specific case responsibility for named pupils referred to the team in accordance with the Code of Practice arrangements for SEND.
- if possible have experience of working in both primary and secondary settings

You’ll need:
In depth knowledge and understanding of the issues related to ASC
Experience of successfully teaching children with ASC and supporting other staff to meet their needs
An awareness of a range of strategies and interventions associated with improved outcomes for pupils with ASC
Good interpersonal skills to build strong relationships with pupils,school staff and colleagues within the team
A flexible and solution forcused approach
A commitment to personal and team development.

We can offer you :
Access to high quality CPD including further study opportunities
Supportive colleagues across the wider SEND service
Co-location with other SEND teams

The ability to drive to travel to schools across the city is essential.

For an informal discussion about the post please contact:

Bridie Cooper, e-mail - bridie.cooper@coventry.gov.uk Telephone: 02476788400

Working Pattern

Term time

Interview Date

w/b 15th October 2018


In return, we can offer an excellent pension scheme, childcare vouchers, 'MyCar' scheme, interest-free loans on annual travel cards, discounts at a number of city centre restaurants, shops and other establishments.

Equalities Statement

Coventry City Council is committed to delivering the best possible services and improving the quality of life for Coventry people. In order to do this effectively we aim to have a workforce that represents the diverse communities we serve, embracing and utilising the broad range of skills, experiences and perspectives this brings.

We are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for all. This includes making adjustments or changes for people who have a disability or long-term health condition.

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.

This post is covered by the Code of Practice on the English language fluency for public sector workers

Please note we will communicate any interview arrangements with you via email, so please check your email (including Spam/Junk) 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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