About the job
We are currently looking for an experienced Social emotional mental health (SEMH) teachers to join our passionate team at Leicester city council. As part of the SEND Support Service, the SEMH Team is peripatetic, who support and promote the education of pupils with social, emotional, behavioral and mental health needs in Leicester city primary schools.
As the designated SEMH team link teacher for several Leicester city school’s day to day you will manage your caseload to work with school staff, children and young people and their families to provide guidance on SEMH including assessing, advising, monitoring, evaluating and supporting with some direct teaching.
This position is a secondment for 1 year at 32.5 hours a week Monday to Friday. You’ll be based at New parks house you will join a team of 15 SEMH specialist teachers and 5 SEMH Practitioners while working on your own caseload you will facilitate the sharing of good practices and networking across Leicester city schools. Spending most of the time in schools supporting staff and pupils you will travel to various sites to provide training where needed.
The salary for this ranges between (MPS-UPS3) £25,714 and £41,604 plus the TLR rate for the post of £4,284.
About the role
Following the SEND code of practise, you’ll work with school support teams to advise on the preparation and implementation of individual education plans and reviews of pupils’ progress. Providing direction and supervision for SEMH Team practitioners working with individual children. You’ll on occasion directly work with pupils to develop social skills, self-confidence, resilience, emotional understanding etc. (this can be with individuals, group or whole classes). Knowing the pupils, you’ll work with the school and parents to ensure smooth transitions particularly for the move to Secondary school. Giving advice on SEND processes, SEMH and behaviour management as well as supporting a close link between school and home.
You’ll use your experience and knowledge of SEMH to attend, write reports and provide recommendations for EHCP educational assessments as well as statutory reviews, pastoral support meetings, PEPs, core group meetings and teams around the child.
What you’ll need
As a qualified teacher you’ll hold QTS status and have significant experience in SEN including experience with pupils with social, emotional and mental health needs and the associated behavioural problems. Being a successful teacher in mainstream or SEN schools you will have the ability to work across all primary phases. Having an informed understanding of the key issues for SEND and SEMH on a local and national level as well as knowledge of legislation and good practice.
If successful interviewing will take place on 27th September.
SEND Support Service is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.We particularly welcome applications from under represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.