About the role
Are you keen to make a difference to the outcomes of vulnerable children and young people with additional educational needs?
Do you enjoy the challenges and the rewards which come from successfully engaging pupils with their learning?
This is an exciting role, and we are looking for a creative, dynamic, confident and competent individual to start in September. You will work alongside colleagues in mainstream settings, supporting the successful integration of pupils with social, emotional or mental health difficulties (SEMH) which form a barrier to their learning and achievement. Some of the pupils you work with will be returning to mainstream school from placement at pupil referral units, and others will be at risk of exclusion and referred into our team by their schools. You will use your experience when working alongside support staff and teachers in schools to support the implementation of practical recommendations to "close the gap" and promote inclusion.
Your work will be directed by a Specialist Teacher for Inclusive Practice, and you will be part of an experienced, supportive, flexible and forward-looking team who seek to ensure the inclusion of pupils with social and emotional difficulties in their school through consultation and setting target outcomes with SMART actions to help achieve those outcomes.
The office base is Quadrant Court in Woking, but you will be expected to travel to different schools within the North West of Surrey (Woking, Runnymede and Surrey Heath) so will need to possess a full driving licence and have the use of a car.
This post is term time only and is for 28.5 hours per week.
To be shortlisted for interview to this post, your application and personal statement will clearly evidence:
- Your recent prior experience in supporting pupils with SEND in mainstream schools.
- How you have planned for and delivered interventions to support pupils with SEND, particularly in relation to SEMH.
- Examples of how you have worked as part of a team to support pupil progress.
- That you have a driving license and use of a car for business purposes.
For more information, please see the full job description attached at the bottom of this page.
For an informal discussion about the role please contact Sally Wade, Area Lead Specialist Teacher for Inclusive Practice (NW): 07989 697962 or Sally Phethean, Deputy Lead Specialist Teacher: 07870 993941.
We look forward to receiving your application.
The job advert closes at 23:59 on Sunday 12th July 2020.
Shortlisting of applications will take place on Monday 13th July, with interviews on Thursday 16th and Friday 17th July 2020. Interviews will be via Microsoft Teams.
From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. A laptop and mobile will be supplied if applicable to your role. You will benefit from 26 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years’ service, a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.
Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.
An enhanced DBS ‘Disclosure and Barring Service’ check for regulated activity (formerly known as CRB) and the Children’s and Adults’ Barred List checks will be required for this role.
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