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Specialist Teacher - Social Emotional Mental Health and Learning Team (SEMH L)

About the team we are recruiting to

Due to continued buy in from Coventry schools, there is an exciting opportunity to join the specialist teacher's peripatetic team within the Social, Emotional, Mental Health and Learning Team (SEMH & L).

This is an opportunity to work in the well regarded SEMHL Team as part of Coventry SEND Support Service. The team consists of specialist teachers committed to securing good and outstanding SEN practice, supporting pupils, families, SENCos and all school  staff to meet the increasingly diverse range of needs and competing challenges around  SEMH & L.

What is the job role?

This is a full time specialist teacher post.

This role will involve working  within a  team of very supportive and skilled 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.

The role of a specialist teacher is varied. It requires you to work with colleagues in schools across the city, to help identify and support children and young people's learning and wellbeing needs. We offer a broad and comprehensive support package to schools, which can include completing learning assessments, classroom observations, planning and implementing 1:1 or group intervention, modeling approaches and delivering training. This is just a flavour of what we do and we are always looking to work creatively to meet the needs of schools, children/young people and their families.

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 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
  • be able to work across primary and secondary schools

In your personal statement, you should focus on:

Your expertise and experience in both learning and wellbeing support.

Your understanding of what inclusive practice is and your approach to enabling and supporting others to develop their inclusive practice within an educational setting.

Your experience of working with colleagues in education and families and the sensitivities needed to enable successful cooperative working.

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

Please contact Kathy Gardner for further information or to arrange an informal conversation. kathy.gardner@coventry.gov.uk

Interview dates:  week beginning 15th March 2021


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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