Luminate Education Group

SEND Transition Coordinator(LUM469/954)

Location
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Salary
Commencing at £27,957 with progression to £29,638 per annum
Posted
16 Feb 2024
Closes
10 Mar 2024
Ref
LUM469/954
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

About the Role

The SEND department is a specialist department within a large educational establishment, ensuring that as a college, we meet the support needs of all of our students, work with parents, carers, many multi-agency teams and young people to support the specific support needs documented in EHCPs in order to help young people fulfil their educational potential.

This role requires someone with excellent organisation skills and strong abilities to be able to form and utilise networks beyond immediate terms, coupled with a good understanding of the SEND landscape and how support interventions may be undertaken for potential students with EHCPs going into any particular area of study. In this role, you would become the main point of contact for schools and EHCP students as they transition from their place of education to our college.

What You Will Do

  • Be the main point of contact for the School Liaison and Admissions teams with SEND queries · Liaise with relevant college staff to support with the application and interview process.
  • Arrange and host visits to the college for SEND students, in conjunction with the School Liaison team and campus SEND teams.
  • Identify potential students who may need transport and support them with the application process, ensuring that timetables are supplied to the transport team.
  • Liaise with parents, carers and potential students to ensure that an individual transition plan is in place where required.
  • Attend school EHCP reviews as required.
  • Identify current students who may need to support to transition to their next steps, both within college and externally, and work with the SEND team to ensure this is in place.

About You

  • Good awareness of SEND / High Needs learners.
  • Expertise, knowledge and understanding of the FE and Skills sector.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Able to demonstrate a high level of organisational ability.
  • Able to demonstrate effective administration skills.
  • Ability to work on your own initiative.
  • The ability to work as a pro-active and supportive member of the team is vital, with skills to lead in defined areas.

Benefits

There are plenty of benefits available to our staff members, here are just a few:

  • Annual leave entitlement - If you work full time, you'll get at least 27 days holiday plus bank holidays and up to 5 discretionary closure days at Christmas (pro rata for part time staff).
    • Support Staff 27 days (increasing to 32 days after 5 years service)
    • Academic 37 days
    • Senior Management 37 days
  • Generous Pension schemes
    • Teachers’ Pension Scheme 
    • Local Government Pension Scheme 
  • Memberships and discounts - employees can sign up to various membership cards and discount schemes such as TOTUM card (formerly NUS card). 
  • Travel and commuting - discounted travel available through Metro card, Northern Rail, First Bus, Arriva Bus and Cycle to work schemes.
  • Learning and development opportunities -  including staff development days
  • Employee wellbeing initiatives
  • Flexible and hybrid working opportunities - this will vary depending on role requirements

About Us

Leeds City College is one of the largest further education institutions in the country and is one of the biggest providers of apprenticeships regionally. 

We provide a vibrant and diverse learning environment, delivering excellent and innovative education which is supportive, inspiring and life changing. Leeds City College’s values put students first and are at the heart of everything the college does.

We are committed to lifelong learning and investing in our staff. You’ll have access to a broad variety of training and professional development designed to help you continually develop and grow. We offer a wide range of job vacancies, and our large size means there are always exciting opportunities to progress.

Join us on the journey to being the best that we can collectively be for our students, apprentices, staff and our stakeholders.

SAFEGUARDING

At Luminate Education Group we are committed to the safeguarding and welfare of all our students including children, young people, and vulnerable adults. We expect all our staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We follow the Safer Recruitment requirements and best practice as set out within Keeping Children Safe in Education statutory guidance. All successful applicants will be required to complete mandatory pre-employment checks which include an enhanced DBS check, online checks and must have two satisfactory references. Please be aware that it is a criminal offence to apply for this post if you are barred from engaging in regulated activity in connection to children.

EQUALITY, DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION

We recognise, value and champion diversity & Inclusion. As we engage with a diverse student population we want to ensure we reflect that in our staff population too. For us diversity is about building happy teams, full of people that want to learn and be inspired by each other, by our different experiences and backgrounds. It is important to us that both staff and students achieve their full potential.  Diversity is important to us, but inclusion is equally, if not more important. It’s not just about having the representation but also providing the people we recruit with opportunities and valuing everyone’s contributions and perspectives.

For further information about the role please visit the vacancies section of our website via the apply link.