Part time job opportunities with SEND Supported

SEND Education Consultant


£40 per hour

  1. Education Consultant – Cognition and Learning
  2. Education Consultant – Communication and Interaction (including Autism)

Are you a qualified teacher?  Do you have considerable experience working with children and young people with SEND?  Do you have a postgraduate qualification in SEND, or would you commit to undertaking a relevant qualification?

We are looking for experienced and enthusiastic Education Consultants who place the child at the centre of their work and who can support schools to meet the needs of their pupils.  This role would suit someone who may be working part-time or has flexibility in terms of the hours they can offer; there may be one off pieces of work or an ongoing commitment to a school over a term or year.

About SEND Supported:    SEND Supported is an independent company of Education Consultants who work in primary and secondary settings throughout Warwickshire and neighbouring counties supporting children and young people with a range of special educational needs. Consultants hold or are undertaking postgraduate qualifications and have extensive experience in their fields, as well as a background in class teaching.   SEND Supported embraces difference and works flexibly and creatively to develop personalised approaches to learning. We are committed to collaborating with colleagues from education, health and social care, and to working in partnership with young people, their families and educational settings to achieve the best outcomes for those young people.  

What is the role?  

  1. Cognition and Learning:  You will work with schools and families to identify barriers to learning and to recommend effective strategies and resources to help overcome those difficulties.  You will carry out a range of standardised assessments as well as informal assessment activities to create detailed learning profiles and will provide comprehensive reports which fulfil the SEND Code of Practice ‘Assess, Plan, Do, Review’ cycle.  You will provide written and oral contributions to annual reviews, Early Help meetings and progress reviews.  You may create personalised interventions and deliver training to teaching staff.
  • Communication and Interaction: You will work with schools and families to better understand young people’s underlying communication and interaction barriers to learning. Difficulties may be associated with ASC (Autism Spectrum Condition), PDA (Pathological Demand Avoidance) or Communication and Interaction difficulties not otherwise specified. You will provide individually tailored support and advice, working with young people, their families and schools to minimise the barriers that Autism can create both socially and academically and to support pupils who experience high levels of anxiety. You will carry out  informal assessments and provide written and oral contributions to annual reviews fulfilling the SEND Code of Practice ‘Assess, Plan, Do, Review’ cycle. You may attend Early Help meetings and progress reviews, create personalised interventions and deliver training to teaching staff.

As an Education Consultant you will be expected to:

·       Work across a range of schools in the region and travel between sites.

·       Carry out direct work with the young person to establish their views and wishes.  Undertake a range of informal assessments which may include observations of the young person, structured conversation with the young person, teaching staff and families. 

  • Undertake standardised assessments as a Cognition and Learning specialist.

·       Provide settings with agreed written reports electronically within 10 working days of completion of the work.

·       Provide advice on creating SEND friendly learning environments.

·       Attend meetings with schools and families to plan provision and where appropriate provide guidance around transition from primary school to secondary school.

·       Attend termly and annual reviews as requested by the school.

·       Provide training for teachers and teaching assistants around the delivery of specific interventions or to raise awareness and understanding of SEND and its impact on learning.

The successful candidate will have:

·       Qualified teacher status – this role is not suitable for Early Career Teachers.

·       An additional, post graduate qualification (or commitment to undertake a suitable qualification) and extensive experience of working in SEND.  For the Cognition and Learning role, a Level 7 qualification in psychometric testing is essential.

·       Clear commitment to the values of SEND Supported, demonstrating through their practice a caring, passionate, inclusive, innovative and flexible ‘can do’ approach.

·       Proven ability to work independently, within a team and with a range of colleagues across educational settings.

·       Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, both oral and written.

·       An unwavering commitment to safeguarding and be subject to an enhanced DBS check. 

  • Good administrative skills.

What you can expect in your role as an Education Consultant with SEND Supported:

·       You will join a highly motivated, vibrant, and friendly team who are dedicated to improving the outcomes for all children. 

·      You will be provided with named school contacts for planning your work, a SEND Supported email account and access to a wide range of resources on SharePoint.

  • Mentoring and guidance from SEND Supported colleagues.

·     Opportunities for continued professional development and training including regular safeguarding training as per Keeping Children Safe in Education (DfE 2021 updated guidance).

·       A rate of £40.00 per hour paid on receipt of invoice.

Contact with expressions of interest and to find out more.