We are looking for a Head of Sensory Service to join the SEND Outreach Services in Greenwich. We have recently had our Local Area SEND Inspection where OFSTED recognised the high quality of our SEND Services, commenting "The culture is one of working together to secure the best possible outcomes for children and young people" and "Professionals regularly go the extra mile to make sure that children and young people's needs are met effectively".
We are looking for someone who is committed to these principles to join a well-established team of 4 Outreach services, each led by a specialist teacher and based together in their own centre, who work together to develop integrated, responsive services to work with children, families and schools. The Sensory team includes staff who have stayed with the team for a long time but also many who have joined us due to the reputation of special needs services in Greenwich. We believe in developing staff and within the Outreach service have the capacity to support the right person who is innovative, with drive, vision and excellent communication skills to develop them within the role. You will provide specialist expertise and professional leadership for a team of Specialist Teachers and professionals for children and young people with Vision Impairment (VI), Hearing Impairment (HI), Muiti-Sensory Impairment (MSI) and will have Qualified Teacher Status and a Mandatory Qualification in Sensory Impairment and have experience of working in a range of settings and across age groups.
We have a range of mainstream and specialist provision for sensory impairment within the borough and well established relationships with our schools.
If you apply for the post our children and families will be involved in the interview process as they are central to all our decision making.
For more information or to make an application, please visit royalgreenwichcareers.com
We seek to include our Young People in our decision making and as part of this recruitment exercise, if you are shortlisted, we'll be asking you to make a short video of no more than 5 minutes in length telling the a group of Deaf and Blind teenagers 3 interesting things about yourself, 3 reasons why you want to work with C&YP with a sensory need in Greenwich and what you think is the most important thing for C&YP with a sensory need in Greenwich and why?
Royal Borough of Greenwich values the diversity of its community and aims to have a workforce that reflects this. We therefore encourage applications from all sections of the community.
Royal Borough of Greenwich reserves the right to close any vacancy earlier than the advertised closing date should there be a high volume of applications received.