The Pathway Centre and the Supported Education provision are bespoke provisions for students aged 16-25 with an EHCP. Students who attend these provisions have a wide range of Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND). These could range from mild to Severe Learning Difficulties (SLD), Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties and speech, language and communication needs (SLCN). Most of the students have a diagnosis of Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD). There will be a requirement to deliver 1:1 and group intervention sessions, and provide initial speech and language assessments.
This post will be a cross-college role and may be based at either College in future years as we further develop provision. The post includes delivery at the Pathway Centre (Coulsdon campus) and the Supported Education provision (Croydon campus). Both provisions are ethnically and culturally diverse and our curriculum and delivery leads to excellent outcomes across a range of areas, all staff are provided with training and there are career development opportunities available.
The successful applicant will have delivered a Therapy Service within an educational setting and be skilled at working effectively, training others and being part of a multi-disciplinary team. They should be a creative Therapist who is highly motivated, with excellent interpersonal and communication skills. They should also be a confident and skilled practitioner, looking to extend their clinical skills in a classroom setting alongside other professionals committed to enhancing Language and Social Skills across the curriculum. They will need to have a positive approach and a commitment to providing the best quality experiences for young people with complex needs and work alongside the teams to meet additional demands presented by the students.
A commitment to the belief that all students can do and learn, whatever their disabilities, is an essential requirement for this post. Experience and/or knowledge of working with young people who have Special Educational Needs is essential.
In return Croydon College offers the opportunity to join the Government Pension Scheme and a commitment to your continuing personal development in an environment that supports the sharing of good practice and encourages excellence, creativity and diversity.
Please see the Job Description for more information.
Application closing date: 10 February 2022
CV’s not accepted.
This post is subject to an enhanced disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service.
We encourage applications from all sectors of the community, to reflect our diverse student population.
*This post qualifies for a recruitment and retention bonus of £2,000 upon joining the College. The payment is made as a one-off bonus in your first monthly pay and is subject to a minimum retention period of 1-2 years.
Croydon College 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 particularly welcome applications from under represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.