Outreach Teacher – Language and Communication

Hours: Full-time Salary: Main Scale / Upper Pay Scale (+SEN)

Robson House Outreach Teachers work as part of the Camden Language and Communication Service (CLCS) to support primary-aged children with speech, language and communication needs (SLCN) including autism. We provide advice and training to practitioners in mainstream schools, and to other members of the children’s workforce. We also work directly with individuals and groups of children, in partnership with parents, to achieve best outcomes for their children.

CLCS is an integrated team of Speech and Language Therapists and Specialist Language and Communication Teachers. The team sits within the Primary Learning Support Service, a borough wide resource which provides support and advice to schools in Camden. CLCS works together with families, schools and other settings to support primary-aged children with speech, language and communication needs (SLCN) in Camden. CLCS provides assessment and intervention for individual children with severe and specific SLCN needs, such as Autism and Developmental Language Disorder. We also work at a whole school level, aiming to develop the knowledge, skills and confidence of school staff in meeting the needs of children with SLCN. This may involve pieces of work such as whole school training or developing communication friendly environments.

Role:

We are seeking an experienced teacher to provide advice, consultancy and targeted intervention, including direct teaching, for children with SLCN and staff working with them in schools and other settings. In this role you will also design, prepare and deliver a variety of training and support to school staff, and to parents/carers of children with SLCN. We are looking for a skilled and experienced primary school practitioner with a thorough knowledge of the range of speech, communication and interaction difficulties and how they can affect children’s/young people’s learning and development, as well as a knowledge of the means by which the effects of these can be overcome.

Key Requirements

  • Qualified teacher status (essential)
  • Additional recognised SEN qualification (desirable)
  • Understanding of SLCN, including of Developmental Language Disorder and Autistic Spectrum Disorders
  • Knowledge of the Code of Practice for SEN, including the statutory assessment process and legislation relating to children and young people.
  • The skills to help school staff to develop their capacity to support children with SLCN
  • The ability to plan, organise, and deliver effective training
  • The ability to collaborate effectively within a multidisciplinary team

Please visit our website or email admin@camden-plss.camden.sch.uk to request a copy of the full job description and an application form.

Closing date for applications: Thursday 9th July 2020

Interviews to be held: week beginning 13th July 2020