SEN Officer (Special Education Needs)
Location: Cranford, London TW5 9QX
Terms: Full-Time – 40 hrs per week [5 days including Saturdays with one weekday off]
Contract: 12 months with possible renewal (Permanent position may be considered)
The College adopts an inclusive approach to learning, offering high quality teaching which is differentiated to take account of individual requirements and which aims to promote independence and the achievement of positive outcomes.
As an HE institution, with our newly established SESU we will use our best endeavours to ensure you are supported in the most appropriate way, putting in place reasonable adjustments where necessary to remove barriers to learning and to enable you to fully access the curriculum and assessment / exam process.
Some students may require extra support for some of their time at college in order to achieve their full potential. Where this is the case, and following an assessment / referral from their programme leader or Personal Tutor, the appropriate level and type of support will be offered via the SEN officer.
Some learners, who have a learning difficulty / disability or medical condition that affects their learning, may require Special Educational Needs / Disability Support. A more comprehensive package of support may be required depending on individual student past health and care plan and social records. Following assessment, together with any information received from the health and social authority, an individualised support package will be put in place by the SEN officer. This may include: support in and out of the classroom, modified resources or possibly using assistive technology, if applicable.
- The SEN officer together with other members of the Student Engagement Team may provide students support in a wide range of learning difficulties and disabilities including:
- Moderate Learning Difficulties
- Specific Learning Difficulties e.g. dyslexia, dyspraxia, dyscalculia, ADHD/ADD
- Visual Impairment
- Hard of Hearing
- Physical Disabilities
- Medical Conditions that Affect Learning
- Mental Health Difficulties
To qualify for this position you will need to achieve qualified teacher status or a degree in Psychology (Behaviour ) sciences. You will also need an enhanced DBS check to work with young adults in the UK.
You will need to show:
- commitment to working with students with special educational needs
- excellent communication and interpersonal skills
- the ability to build good relationships based on trust with students and their tutors
- behaviour management skills, with the ability to manage confrontation and challenging behaviour
- initiative and problem-solving skills
- team working skills to liaise with other teachers, teaching assistants, and other professionals such as educational psychologists, speech and language therapists and social workers
- organisational skills
- an observant and responsive approach
- flexibility - it is important to be able to respond to the needs of the students and adapt or change plans accordingly
- a positive and enthusiastic outlook
- patience, understanding and empathy with students and parents
- a sense of humour.
Please apply via the link.