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Autism Outreach Team - Specialist Teacher

Organisation:Leicestershire County Council 

Working Hours: Full Time , Hours per week - 32.5 

Salary:MPS5 - UPS3 SEN 2 

Appointment Type:Permanent 

Location:County Hall, Glenfield, Leicestershire, LE3 8RF 


Closing date:16 May 2021 at midnight 

To have caseload responsibility for a number of pupils with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities specifically those with Communication and Interaction needs including Autism.
To support families, settings, schools and FE colleges to include and make provision for children and young people with SEND
  • Degree level qualification
  • Qualified Teacher Status with DfE number.
  • Evidence of further training and development
  • Appropriate specialist qualification or achievement of this within three years of taking up post 
  • Experience of involvement in team development and review
  • Experience of working in partnership with settings, schools, other support services, statutory and voluntary agencies to improve outcomes for pupils with SEN
  • Experience of working directly with pupils with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities to improve outcomes and support inclusion  
  • Knowledge of the local authority's statutory duties with regard to children and young people with SEND 
  • Knowledge of partnership working and an understanding of the roles various of professionals on a multi-agency  basis
  • An understanding of the responsibilities for safeguarding children and young people
  • Knowledge of the 0 to 25 education sector. 
  • Knowledge of effective teaching and learning assessment, strategies and  resources  to support the attainment  and inclusion of pupils with SEND
  • Knowledge of the needs of children and young people with SEND and their families 
  • The ability to prioritise and respond positively to potentially stressful and/or challenging situations.
  • Proven administrative and organisational skills.
  • Ability to adapt skills to a variety of settings and to different age and ability groups.
  • Ability to manage own caseload effectively.
  • An ability to establish effective working relationships within a range of educational settings.
  • The ability to challenge practice both within and outside the Specialist Teaching Service in order to enhance the quality of provision for children with SEN
  • The ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing to a variety of audiences.
  • An ability to promote high quality professional standards 
  • Actively demonstrating the values of the authority: Being positive; The desire to achieve results: Flexibility; Cooperation: Speaking Up.
  • A commitment to improving outcomes for children and young people.
  • Adaptable to change and showing potential to develop further professionally.
  • Ability to work under pressure, effective time management.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills – able to relate positively to students, parents and other professionals and establish effective working relationships within a range of educational settings
  • Must be reliable and punctual
  • Awareness of other cultures and social backgrounds in Leicestershire 
  • Compliance with teaching standards
  • An understanding of and commitment to Equal Opportunities, and the ability to apply this to all situations.
  • Must be able to perform all duties and tasks with reasonable adjustment, where appropriate, in accordance with the provisions of the Equality Act 2010
  • Willing to work duty systems and to work outside normal hours as and when required.
  • Ability to travel to temporary bases, such as schools, homes, Touch-down bases etc
This post is the subject of a DBS enhanced check for a regulated activity
Please see the Job Description / Person Specification which are attached further down on this page.
For informal enquires please contact Vanessa Foulds Tel: 0116 305 8553 Email: 
We particularly welcome applicants from black, minority, ethnic (BME) communities, disabled people and lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) communities, as they are currently under represented within our workforce.
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