Specialist SEN Teacher for our Early Years Language Team, within the Brighton and Hove Inclusion Support Service. This is a full-time teaching post for a highly experienced early years specialist with expertise in supporting children with speech, language and communication needs.
For an informal chat about this role please contact Claire Edwards, Senior Specialist SEN Teacher, on 07833480078
Closing Date: 25 April 2021
Interview Date: TBC
Start Date: ASAP latest September 2021
About the role
We are looking to appoint a Specialist SEN Teacher for our Early Years Language Team, within the Brighton & Hove Inclusion Support Service (BHISS). This is a full-time teaching post for a highly experienced early years specialist with expertise in supporting children with speech, language and communication needs.
Although based in the BHISS offices in Hollingbury, Brighton, this role is largely peripatetic.
The Early Years Language Team supports a small cohort of pre-school children who are all identified as having significant speech and language difficulties (SLCN). The small team includes speech and language therapists, specialist SEN practitioners and an educational psychologist. The team supports children within their local pre-school setting and/or home, providing support, advice and training to staff and parents to develop the children's SLCN. The specialist SEN teacher is responsible for planning the work carried out by the practitioners within the team, and for submitting written reports and EHCP applications for children as necessary.
We are looking for a highly experienced qualified teacher who is passionate about developing the speech language and communication skills of young children who need a highly individual, structured programme of support. Some direct work is carried out with children and families, as well as the modelling of strategies, training and overseeing staff within the settings. An ability to form supportive relationships with families and staff within settings is desirable.
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Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is less than full-time or term-time only.
We may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) Points-based Immigration System. Please see Gov.uk for more information on the Skilled Worker Visa.
Please note that this post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, and is subject to a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) Check.
We welcome applications from all sections of the community but particularly encourage applicants from a BME or White Other background as well as those who identify as disabled, LGB, male or trans as these groups are currently under-represented in our Directorate workforce.