Children, Education and Skills

Newcastle upon Tyne

SEN Support Worker

Please note that in all cases written references will be taken up and made available to interviewers BEFORE the final selection stage; even if you indicate otherwise



Full time - term time

£24,333 - £26,673 per annum

Term Time only

Fixed Term Contract (2 years initially)

Newcastle City Council SEND Outreach Service is looking to appoint a SEN Support Worker on a two-year fixed term contract. This is an exciting opportunity for someone who is committed to promoting a child centred and inclusive approach to achieve the best outcomes for children and young people with special education needs including communication and interaction needs (autism).

The SEND Outreach Service team within the SEND Outreach Service currently includes specialist teachers , specialist Nursery Nurses and specialist Learning Support Assistants who work on a peripatetic basis to provide a range of advice, support and training for schools and settings across mainstream schools in Newcastle. There are currently a team of three SEN Support Workers who work under the supervision of the Communication and Interaction and/or the Cognition and Learning specialist teachers to promote and model inclusive practices and develop capacity within mainstream schools. The job will require working in an agile manner; most of the day to be spent in schools supporting pupils as well as time for planning and preparation on a working from home basis or from the Civic Centre.

The main duties of the SEN Support Workers will be to:

• Model the use of evidence-based strategies, approaches and intervention programmes in schools and settings,

• Work directly with identified pupils in settings either individually or in small groups,

• Assist pupils in developing an insight into their diagnosis through the identification of their strengths and differences,

• Work closely with staff in the mainstream schools, offering advice and strategies to enable the successful inclusion of children and young people with SEN in mainstream schools and settings.

• Contribute to the development of SEN Support Plans for individual pupils through the identification of appropriate outcomes and provide strategies and resources to help deliver the plan.

• Be responsible on a day-to-day basis for the planning and delivery of programmes of intervention and support to develop social communication skills, language skills and social/emotional skills.

• Maintaining records as directed by the specialist teachers.

• Liaise closely with parents/carers

We are committed to protecting and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expect all staff to share this commitment. This post is working in regulated activity. If you are successful we will undertake additional recruitment checks which will include a check to see if you have had any criminal convictions, a check of police information and we will check the barred list(s). It is a criminal offence for a barred individual to apply for a job in regulated activity.

As this post involves working with children, vulnerable adults or dealing with sensitive information, written references will be taken up and made available to interviewers before the final selection stage; even if you indicate otherwise.

We are strongly committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. The successful applicant will be required to undertake an enhanced DBS disclosure and a range of other recruitment checks.

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Fixed Term

Closing date:

11 December 2022

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