Salary: £23,893 – £27,334 pa Pro rata to reflect TTO weeks and hours worked, we can offer Job Share, 32 or 37 hours

Shift hours: 18.5 hours Job share, 32 or 37 hours

You will work within the Social, Emotional, Mental Health and Learning Team (SEMH & Learning), part of Coventry’s highly respected SEND (Special Educational Needs & Disabilities) Support Service.

You will be part of a team of teachers and teaching assistants and other professionals working closely together to provide personalised support for vulnerable young people. Curricular continuity and progress is balanced with behavioural and emotional support to enable improved outcomes and school readiness for pupils. You will be a role model and motivator.

You will support the teacher in the delivery of the curriculum, work with small groups and individuals in targeted interventions and have excellent behaviour management skills. You will have the skills to support pupils in their school as needed and be able to model and share supportive strategies with colleagues working in mainstream schools. You will be required to travel from the base to support pupils in their ‘home’ school.

We can offer you a supportive and friendly team of colleagues and an excellent programme of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) opportunities.

This position will start in September 2024.

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).

To be successful in this role we are looking for someone who:

  • Is personally resilient
  • Can build relationships quickly and not take behaviour personally
  • To be empathetic and patient
  • To be positive and affirming
  • To be solution-focused
  • To be a good team player
  • To be a good communicator
  • To have experience in a primary school or service setting
  • To have experience in supporting primary aged children to manage their social, emotional, and mental health needs

Please note the salary advertised will be pro-rata to hours/weeks worked (Term Time Only).  We can offer Job Share, 32 hours or 37 hours, term time only, for a September 2024 start.

Discussions are warmly welcomed. Please contact Mikaela Carrasco, (mikaela.carrasco@coventry.gov.uk ) to arrange.

If you need help or support to complete your application, please visit our accessibility page to see how we can assist you.

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

Interview date(s):  11 June 2024

Reference: coventrycc/TP/382/9590

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