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SEND Lead

Kirklees College

Location: Metropolitan Borough of Kirklees
Salary: £22,705.13 to £24,038.55 pa
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 9th February 2024
Closes: 25th February 2024
Job Ref: ATRB 00220

Are you already working in education and looking for a new challenge? Or employed in industry and looking to work more closely with your community?

Whether in a teaching & learning role or in one of our specialised Business Support functions, you'll be involved in nurturing and developing the next generation of construction workers, engineers, health workers and countless others.

We're already a successful college, but we're continually striving to be better and do better - be part of our story!

The position of SEND Lead will join other dedicated professionals to manage a team of staff within a curriculum area, whilst also providing exceptional student support and preparing young people for adulthood.

The successful applicant will provide high quality support across the college, working with the SENDCO to ensure appropriate plans and strategies are in place to support students from school transitions, into, through and out of college to a positive destination. The successful candidate will be able to line manage a team of support workers including timetabling, provide interventions from available data, oversee the EHCP process including annual reviews and students feel valued and well supported in appropriate ways in preparation for adulthood.

The ideal candidate will have previous experience of working with young people with SEND in an educational capacity, have in-depth knowledge of EHCP’s, the SEND Code of Practice and support strategies also being able to use their own judgement and initiative in complex situations leading to successful outcomes.

The qualifications deemed essential for the post are a minimum of a Level 2 qualification in literacy and numeracy (e.g. GCSE English and Maths at grade A*-C) also educated to minimum Level 3 in Learning Support, trained in moving and handling, administering medication and 1st aid or be willing to obtain within 2 years. The ability to converse at ease with members of the public and provide advice in accurate spoken English is also essential for the post.

It’s important that you’re able to demonstrate our College values of Kindness, Unity and Excellence in your role.

Due to the nature of our work, it’s essential you’re committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults

We believe learning is not just for our students: it’s an important part of working here too. Staff development opportunities include a mentoring scheme, financial contributions for external qualifications and skills development for current and aspiring managers. You’ll also have access to a range of staff benefits including an employee assistance programme, retail and leisure discounts and reduced Metro travel.

We want people who believe in the value of education, and who can contribute to our culture of supporting and challenging one another.

Hours: 37 hours, 40 weeks (term time plus 4 weeks)

We do reserve the right to close this advertisement early if we receive a high volume of suitable applications.

Please remember to remove all personal details (name, date of birth) from your CV and supporting statement

If you have any queries about the role or the application process please contact hrenquiry@kirkleescollege.ac.uk
Please check your emails regularly during the recruitment process (including spam and junk folders) as this is how you will be contacted once you have applied.

As an employer we are committed to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion and welcome applications from all sections of the community, regardless of an individuals’ sex, age, religion, race, marital status, disability status, sexual orientation, maternity or care leaver status. We are committed to exploring opportunities for flexible working and ensuring the work-life balance and wellbeing of our workforce. Please note that any job offer is subject to pre-employment checks including a DBS check, online searches and references from former employers, in line with guidance from Department for Education.

 

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