Full Time / 32.5 hours per week / Fixed Term for 1 year
We are currently looking for an experienced Social emotional mental health (SEMH) teacher to join our passionate team at Leicester city council. As part of the SEND Support Service, the SEMH Team is peripatetic, who support and promote the education of pupils with social, emotional, behavioural and mental health needs in Leicester city primary schools.
Based at New parks house you’ll join a team of 15 SEMH specialist teachers and additional Support staff on a full-time (32.5 hours per week) on a fixed term basis of 12 months due to funding. In addition, you’ll be able to travel across the city to different settings whilst also having the flexibility to work remotely at other council settings or at home. The start dates for these positions will be 25th August 2022.
Teacher’s Pay and Conditions apply. Up to UPS3 and TLR2a (£4,284).
What you’ll be doing:
As the designated SEMH team link teacher for several Leicester city school’s your day-to-day activities will include, following the SEND code or practice, to work with school support teams advising on the preparation and implementation of individual education plans and reviews of pupils’ progress. You’ll also provide direction and supervision for SEMH Team practitioners working with individual children and play an integral role in working directly with pupils to develop social skills, self-confidence, resilience, emotional understanding etc. (this can be with individuals, group or whole classes). Knowing the pupils, you’ll work with the school and parents to ensure smooth transitions particularly for the move to Secondary school. Giving advice on SEND processes, SEMH and behaviour management as well as supporting a close link between school and home.
What you’ll need:
As a qualified teacher you’ll hold QTS status and have significant experience in SEN including experience with pupils with social, emotional and mental health needs and the associated behavioural problems. Being a successful teacher in mainstream or SEN schools you’ll have the ability to work across all primary phases. Having an informed understanding of the key issues for SEND and SEMH on a local and national level as well as knowledge of legislation and good practice, you’ll use your experience and knowledge of SEMH to attend, write reports and provide recommendations for EHCP educational assessments as well as statutory reviews, pastoral support meetings, PEPs, core group meetings and teams around the child.
Due to the nature of this role you’ll be subject to an Enhanced DBS check. In addition, you’ll need to provide proof of a Full Driving License and must have qualified Teacher Status.
What we can offer you
As well as the satisfaction of helping to improve thousands of lives across Leicester, you can look forward to a work environment that encourages a healthy work/life balance. You’ll enjoy generous annual leave, membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme and the option of flexible working. We’ll also give you the chance to develop your skills and expertise with a variety of training and development opportunities. In addition, you can choose from a number of flexible benefits, including childcare vouchers, discounts on city buses and trains and help with relocation to Leicester, where appropriate. For an illustrative value of your benefits package, take a look at our benefits calculator.
We’re committed to recruiting a diverse and highly-talented workforce as we continue to build a council that is fitting and representative of our great city. That’s why we’ve designed our recruitment process to put you at your ease, make you feel welcome and bring the best out of you. We’ll do all we can to make our recruitment process as fair as possible. To help you with your application, take a look at the ‘our approach to recruitment’ page.
For an informal discussion, or further information regarding this job please contact Jessica Nicholls, Bethan Pope or Jo Lockley. If shortlisted, interviews will take place on 26th of May 2022.
SEND Support Service 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.