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Specialist Teacher - Complex Communication Team

Our Values

It’s great to know that you are interested in working with us at Coventry City Council. As a prospective employee, it is important that everyone who works for us is committed to our One Coventry values and shares our commitment to becoming a more diverse and inclusive organisation. 

 

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About the team we are recruiting to

The Complex Communication Team is part of Coventry’s SEND Support Service. It is a traded service that is widely respected in Coventry schools. Due to continued increased requests for support from Coventry schools we are expanding our team.

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?

This is a full-time, permanent, specialist teacher role. TMS/UPS + SEN allowances depending on qualifications and experience.

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
  • 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

If you would like an informal conversation please contact Emma Whitmarsh-Knight on 07932510376 or email Emma.Whitmarsh-Knight@coventry.gov.uk 

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

Observation on 13/16th February 2023 followed by panel interview on 16th February 2023

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

 

About Coventry

Coventry has a proud, innovative and creative spirit that throughout its history has seen communities come together to tackle problems and bring about real social change.

We are cutting-edge, challenging, youthful, vibrant and diverse.

At Coventry we are committed to excellence in everything we do. With around 4800 staff from a range of different backgrounds, our aim is to recruit and develop talented people who will focus on our customers, take responsibility, work together and find better ways of doing things.

To deliver the best services to our residents, we need the best people working for us to make a difference to our communities.

If you join us, we will provide a fantastic rewards and benefits package - to find out more please visit https://www.coventry.gov.uk/council-vacancies

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