Social, Emotional and Learning Support Practitioner - SEND

Harlow College, Harlow

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Job Ref No. ECC0-169S Position Type: Teaching/Child Support Pay Range: Starting Salary (0.5) £11,761.00 (0.7) £16,465.00
Position Start Date: Immediate Contract Type: Part-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 15/01/2021 Midday Date of Interviews: TBC  

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Social, Emotional and Learning Support Practitioner - SEND

Starting Salary: 0.7 FTE - £16,465.40 per annum, 0.5 FTE - £11,761.00 per annum

Part time 0.7 FTE. (31.5hrs a week) 0.5 FTE (22.5 hrs a week) Term time only

Location Harlow College


About the team

Harlow College students receive an outstanding level of social, emotional and learning support from the Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) team. Our staff have the specialist skills and knowledge to deliver high-quality, personalised support that effectively meets the needs of learners.

About the role

You will work with a variety of students including 16- 18, 19+, apprentices and those on bespoke programmes. The role will consist of supporting the teaching staff with social, emotional and behaviour support as well as providing learning support to students as appropriate. This will include emotional support strategies and the ability to set appropriate boundaries and individual targets. The ability to de-escalate challenging situations. Assisting students with their organisational skills, time-management skills, helping to clarifying content, making simple notes, differentiating materials, and improving their ability to manage their own learning needs towards independence. You will be able to identify and implement a holistic approach to SEMH needs to enable students to progress with their learning. You will have the ability to promote independence and employ strategies to recognise resilience and achievement. You will also work with learners and teaching staff to agree an appropriate programme of study support for the learner, which might include one to one support or small groups.

What we are looking for

You will need to have experience of working with young people with learning difficulties, disabilities and social, emotional and mental health needs. Ideally you will be educated to a minimum of Level 3 Maths & English and be able to understand and utilise digital technology in your practise. Experience of working within an educational environment or specialist education settings. It would be advantageous if you hold either a SEN qualification or NVQ3 in supporting Teaching and learning (or equivalent).

We are looking for a highly motivated individual who is organised and able to work autonomously and calmly under pressure, can communicate well with people of all ages and from all backgrounds, can demonstrate a positive and inclusive manner and is solution focused.

What we can offer

The successful candidate can expect the College to fund any training required for the role, investment in their professional development, opportunities to further their career as well as an excellent benefits package.

To apply

Please visit to download an application pack. Please ensure you have completed and returned your equality and diversity form along with your application form, as your application will not be progressed without it.

Still unsure if this is the right role for you? Please call Nicola Gibson on 01279 868701 for an informal discussion.

Closing date for applications is: 15th January 2021 Midday

This college 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. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

As an equal opportunities employer we welcome applications from all sections of the community.

All appointments are subject to safer recruitment requirements to ensure the safeguarding of children and young people. All positions will involve appropriate checks and clearances.


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Contact Information

Agata Donald
Velizy Avenue, Harlow
Essex, CM20 3EZ
Telephone: 01279 868033

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