London Borough of Bexley
Located in south east London, Bexley is within easy reach of central London, rural Kent and the continent. It is a diverse borough incorporating the best features of both town and country
Education & School Improvement / Early Intervention Team (EIT)
Hours: 28.8 per week
Job reference number: CS00000064
As part of our drive to improve services for vulnerable children and young people within the borough, Bexley has established highly successful multidisciplinary Early Intervention Teams (EITS), which work with schools. The teams contain professionals from a variety of disciplines in education and social care. Staff work closely with schools, but also undertake relevant work outside of school settings.
The focus of the teams is on early intervention, seeking to provide support to children, young people and their families, who require additional help to achieve successful educational and social outcomes, but whose needs are not severe enough for them to meet the criteria for higher threshold services. Providing support at an early stage will enable needs to be addressed, and ensure that the numbers needing higher level services will reduce over time.
The post holder will work in collaboration with other team members and schools to provide specialist advice and training to schools regarding SEN and AEN matters, particularly in terms of recent SEND legislation policy and practice. There will be a strong quality assurance element in this role to ensure consistency in identification and intervention for children with SEND across the Local Authority.
The post holder will also have a key part to play in regard to further developments in relation to the recent SEN legislation and the development of EHC plans.
The successful candidate would need to be a qualified teacher with a significant amount of teaching experience, in a role that has required comprehensive understanding of Additional Educational Needs and Special Educational Needs.
The main purpose of the job is:-
- To provide support and guidance (Within the areas of SEN/AEN), that assists schools in meeting the needs of vulnerable children and young people
- To support consistency across schools in the deployment of SEN resources
- To act in an advisory capacity to the EIT members and management in terms of SEN issues.
- To assist schools in the processes of monitoring and assessing the use of SEN funds delegated to them, and how this can be used to maximum effect to promote the progress and attainment of children with SEN.
- To promote progress for children with identified SEND in Bexley and work with other colleagues and school on ensuing they attain good outcomes where possible.
- To assist colleagues in the EIT, SEN areas and School Improvement in implementing new policy and practice in terms of SEN (Education Health Care Plans for example)
If you have the relevant skills and experience to join our service and help to develop its future, please submit an application.
For an informal discussion about the post, please telephone either Brenda Tubbs (Principal Educational Psychologist) on 0203 045 4214, or Mike Johnston (EIT Manager) on 0203 045 4469.
We offer attractive benefits, including flexible working and job sharing, performance related pay, a generous holiday allowance, a career average revalued earnings pension scheme, a generous relocation allowance and ample training and continuing professional development opportunities. Our *Choices Flexible Benefits Package includes lease car, and cash options to the value of £1,802 per annum.
Please visit https://jobs.bexley.gov.uk/wrlive to find out more and apply. CVs will not be accepted unless they are submitted with a completed application form.
Closing date: 4th December 2016
Anticipated Interview Date: 15th December 2016
Appointment to this post will be subject to the outcome of an Enhanced Disclosure obtained through the Disclosure and Barring Service.
This authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.