Exeter Deaf Academy provides specialist education and care tailored to the individual needs of Deaf young people. The sense of belonging to an inspiring bilingual community transforms students as they develop language skills and journey towards independence and fulfilling their potential.
Later this year the Academy will begin to build a groundbreaking, purpose-built facility scheduled to open during the 2019-20 academic year. This new world-class Academy will change the lives of Deaf students. It will break down barriers to Deaf young people, bring communities together and enable families to thrive.
37 hours per week, 42 weeks per year (term time plus four weeks out of term)
Actual Starting salary: £33,421.00 (based on a full time equivalent of £35,443.00)
The Academy is looking to innovate rapid improvements in the level of quality and care and education it provides. This is an exciting opportunity for an ambitious professional with experience of management in an SEN setting.
The successful candidate will be an essential part of the Academy middle leadership team responsible for overseeing both commissioned and in-house therapy provision. We are very keen to hear from those who have experience of working within a special school.
The job holder will be responsible for co-ordinating the use of a range of therapeutic services for students in line with individual EHCP targets and outcomes. They will Commission the services of external therapeutic specialists, as required, to deliver EHCP targets and meet the needs of students, ensuring the quality and efficacy of those services. The successful candidate will supervise the Therapies team. They will ensure that staff are well led and trained to provide a high quality service to our students.
As the lead SEND specialist within the Academy, the SENCO Co-ordinator will disseminate good practice and support teachers and other colleagues with appropriate strategies to ensure that effective outcomes are delivered for students.
A qualification in the role of SENCO will be required for this position, along with knowledge of legislative framework for therapy and health service delivery. Strong, experience of creating and managing action plans as well as delivering positive outcomes is also essential.
The candidate must have strong organisational skills, along with excellent interpersonal skills, which will be needed to quickly develop good professional relationships with our staff, parents, external professionals and regulators.
As we specialise in providing care and education to some of the most vulnerable Deaf young people in the country, experience in this field would be desirable and being competent in British Sign Language would be advantageous but not essential as full training will be provided.
What we will offer you:
• A highly competitive salary.
• A CPD program geared to your specific training needs.
• Sponsorship to achieve qualifications in British Sign Language up to Level 3.
• Group Personal Pension/Teachers Pension scheme including very generous employee contribution
• Life Assurance
• On-site parking
• Cycle to work scheme
For a job application pack please call the Human Resources department on 01392 267096 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Details are also available on the Academy’s website (www.exeterdeafacademy.ac.uk).
Closing date for applications: Sunday 22 July at 5pm
The Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young adults; as such an enhanced DBS check is required. The Academy is committed to promoting diversity and inclusion for all its students and staff. (Registered Charity No.1124523).