Specialist Inclusion Officer - SEMH
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Closed for applications on 20/02/2024 12:00
Access and Inclusion, Inclusion Service. South Tyneside
Specialist Inclusion Officer - SEMH
(Access and Inclusion, Inclusion Service)
South Tyneside Council are excited to announce the newly developed Inclusion Service within the organisation. The Inclusion Service will provide high quality guidance and training to promote inclusive practice for all settings and provide support to develop and implement whole school approaches to inclusion.
We are looking for motivated individuals who want to make a difference to children and young people’s lives and help them access support tailored to their individual learning needs so that they reach their potential.
Your role will be to provide advice and support to school settings regarding children with the highest level of needs (Range 4 and above), deliver a range of training to settings and to ensure high quality advice is provided by the Advisers for social, emotional and mental health. You will also be integral in overseeing the Top Up Funding process, with a key role in the allocation and monitoring of high needs funding. You will be responsible for providing day-to-day management, mentoring and supervision to the Inclusion Officers for Social, Emotional and Mental Health.
Your role will include, but is not limited to, the following responsibilities:
- Observe pupils referred into the Inclusion Service, discuss with the setting’s staff the child’s presenting needs and agree a SEND Range. Appropriately challenge any discrepancies with the setting’s assessment of the SEND Range with the Teacher or child’s Key Worker, keeping up to date accurate records.
- Provide feedback and written reports based on assessments undertaken. Provide timely written advice for those children undergoing statutory Education, Health and Care Needs assessments or where Top Up Funding is requested. Make recommendations to the appropriate SEND panel, regarding provision and needs of pupils.
- To review the child’s progress with staff working with them, supporting in the process of devising and implementing the next steps in the child’s learning and monitoring progress during follow up visits.
- Identify trends and training needs for specific settings and communicate these with the Inclusion Service Management.
The Inclusion Service will work towards a settings-based approach, being pro-active with training and ongoing support, rather than a reactive approach to the needs of individual children. The successful applicant will need to evidence they have appropriate qualifications and experience in teaching children with SEMH in either a mainstream or specialist setting and can deliver the key tasks within this post.
We are aware that there are resignation timescales for teaching staff and start dates are negotiable for the right candidate.
For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Rachael Hood, Inclusion Service Lead on (0191) 424 7833 or via email at Rachael.Hood@southtyneside.gov.uk
For more information on the Inclusion Service, please see the Recruitment Pack in the additional documents attached.
A full current driving licence and access to a means of transport is essential for this role.
We offer an excellent benefits package and further information is available here - www.southtyneside.gov.uk/workinghere
South Tyneside Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment and an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) disclosure will be sought along with other relevant pre-employment checks.
Please note that if you apply for this role, all communication regarding your application will be sent to the email address that you have registered with North East Jobs, please ensure you check your junk mail.
Closing date: Noon, 20 February 2024.
Interviews will take place on 6 March 2024.
This job is closed for applications.