Specialist Teacher for Complex Communication

Coventry, Limbrick Wood Centre
£39690 - £41604
21 Jan 2021
03 Feb 2021
Job Ref
Resourcing Team
Contract Type
Working Pattern
Part Time

The Complex Communication Team is part of Coventry’s SEND Support Service. It is a traded service that is widely respected in Coventry schools. We are specialist teachers who work closely with pupils, their families and our colleagues in education, health and care to improve outcomes for children and young people with autism and complex communication needs. We offer a wide variety of services including: informal specialist assessment; lesson observations and advice; one to one work with students; meetings with parents; and bespoke training for the setting.

What is the job role?

The role will involve:

  • providing support, advice and training in primary and secondary schools across the city to enable them to better meet the needs of their pupils with autism or social communication difficulties
  • planning one to one and group interventions for pupils
  • supporting students with complex communication needs in the Enhanced Resource Provision at President Kennedy
  • writing a variety of reports for schools and parents that need to be both professional and accessible

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).

Who are we looking for?

You will have experience of working with children and young people with autism and a desire to share good practice. No two days are the same: you will need to be flexible, sensitive and able to think on your feet. Excellent inter-personal skills and a positive attitude are essential.

When writing your personal statement, you will need to cover all aspects of the person specification, with particular regard to the following:

  • The ability to give practical advice to staff on the differentiation of the curriculum, positive behaviour management strategies and the promotion of well-being and good mental health with regard to children and young people with ASC and complex communication needs
  • A commitment to working in partnership with pupils and parents: a sensitive, respectful approach and the desire to use pupil and parent voice to shape our service
  • The ability to put others at ease, gain trust and build relationships in a short space of time
  • A positive, can-do attitude; a calm, flexible approach and a willingness to see the best in people

This is a part-time post for four days a week. Please note salary advertised will be pro-rata to hours worked.

We are looking for the successful individual to start with the team just after Easter 2021. 

If you would like any further information, or to have an informal chat, please email Emma Whitmarsh-Knight (Team Lead) emma.whitmarsh-knight@coventry.gov.uk

For full details on the application process please read the attached document on our jobs page labelled 'Coventry City Council Application Process'

All attachments for the job can be found here

Interview date: Wednesday 10th February 2020


Introduction to Coventry City Council

Coventry is a lively, multicultural city, which embraces old and new. Around the modern city centre there are traces of history everywhere – in the old city walls, the timber-framed buildings and the reconstructed medieval Spon Street. But Coventry has always had an eye on the future, and is now firmly focused on regenerating and re-inventing itself to meet the challenges of the 21st Century. With major developments and new projects taking place right across the city, Coventry City Council is the place to be!
There's a huge buzz about the city – Coventry ranks as the 8th best city to live, work and do business in the UK, and is the UK City of Culture 2021 ! We believe this will help put Coventry on the map for all the right reasons. You can feel the sense of local pride throughout the city as we build towards this momentous year. It also offers a unique, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to those joining us to play their part in it.
We genuinely believe that Coventry City Council is a special place. You will be joining Coventry City Council during an exciting time to become part of a team that contribute to achieving our visions for the city. We have made our council a place where we look after our people, making sure you're happy in your work and given everything you need to succeed. We've created friendly, welcoming workplaces where everyone is working towards the same cause, providing the best possible services for the city of Coventry.
As a council with improvement at its heart, we’re committed to making life better for the people who live and work in Coventry. We’re equally concerned with the quality of life enjoyed by our people, so by joining us, you won’t just be helping the community, you’ll be helping yourself too.
Not only do you get to work alongside great people that are helping to improve services for our community we offer great benefits too! For your valued contribution we will provide a fantastic benefits package including;

  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Generous annual leave allowance starting at 27 days and rising to 32 days
  • Pay progression through multiple increments
  • Outstanding local government pension scheme
  • Learning & Development with access to certified courses.
  • Access to an award winning Occupational Health Team
  • Vibrant employee networks 

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