£24,202 - £25,643 per year
Permanent, Contract, Full-time
Job description

This is a fixed 2 year contract.  Funded by the National Lottery Community Fund

  • To plan effectively to ensure that students have the opportunity to meet their potential, notwithstanding differences of race and gender, and taking account of the very wide range of needs of students with complex needs; making use of relevant information and specialist help where available.
  • Contribute to the development of the study programme including the student journey folders.
  • Deliver aspects of the programme as agreed with the Head of Learning.
  • To secure and sustain effective teaching of the relevant subjects for individuals and groups by using appropriate teaching and learning strategies, communicating clear learning objectives and expectations to ensure that lessons planned maximise progression in students’ learning.
  • Take responsibility for managing the resources linked to the delivery of communication and social interaction skills.
  • Take responsibility for recording and sharing student work and achievements to a wider audience.
  • Participate as required in outreach activities.
  • Deliver qualifications as required and complete all associated paperwork to the required standards.
  • Develop a sensory integration support approach with the Communication and Social Interaction group and across the college.
  • To act as a Personal Tutor to a group of students; ensuring the completion of student Individual Learning Plans monitoring progress towards targets and sharing targets and outcomes with the students wider support network to ensure continuity of learning.
  • Contribute to the assessment of new students with regards to the communication and social interaction area of the curriculum in order to set goals and targets for their placement.
  • To fulfil the college’s equal opportunities and safeguarding policy at all times, recognising and respecting the diversity of all who live and work at the college.
  • To work with colleagues to help COIN students integrate into activities in the main College and build effective relationships with their peers.
  • To develop the profile of the COIN group within the College and lead them to be a vital and valuable part of the College.
  • To provide regular reports on the progress of transition students.
  • To support transition students in sourcing appropriate moving on accommodation in liaison with other stakeholders
  • To encourage transition students to maintain a supportive link with Orpheus when they leave.
  • To work collaboratively with internal and external colleagues to meet the needs of individual COIN students.
  • Working with the Head of Learning take responsibility for building and developing links and partnerships with other organisations delivering communication and social interaction curriculum specifically feeder schools.

To apply you should possess:

·        A minimum of 5 GCSEs A-D or equivalent

·        A Post 16 teaching qualification

·        Understanding and demonstration of equal opportunities and safeguarding practice

·        A minimum of two year’s proven experience of working in a teaching role related to students with disabilities and or learning difficulties in a post 16 education setting


Orpheus is committed to safeguarding and promotes the welfare of all service users. We are committed to the promotion of equal opportunities.

This post is classed as having a high degree of contact with vulnerable adults and is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. It is therefore subject to an Enhanced disclosure through the Disclosure Barring Service

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Posted on: 02 July 2019
Closed date: 01 August 2019
Job ref: COINT19
Tags: Social Care/Development, Teaching

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