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Specialist Preventing Primary Exclusions Officer: Social, Emotional and Mental Team

Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council
Sandwell, West Midlands
£24,982 - £29,577 per annum
Closing date
16 Dec 2021

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Health and Social Care, Health, Social Care, Education, Schools
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Full time
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This is a temporary Fixed Term Contract for a 12 month period

This skilled and experienced team forms part of the LA’s initiative to improve outcomes for children with social, emotional and mental health difficulties and reduce exclusions in Primary Schools.  As part of Inclusion Support, the team works with the Specialist SEMH teachers and other colleagues within this multi-professional service.

Do you have at least 5 years recent experience working with children with SEMH difficulties in the Primary phase? Are you qualified to BTEC/ NVQ Level 3, equivalent or higher in a child development or education discipline? Are you looking for your next challenge?

In this role, you will be working alongside and with school staff, providing direct support to key children and modelling best practice. You will be ‘leading by example’, confident in your ability to lead, guide, demonstrate and persuade and able to engage positively with a range of people including children their parents, school staff and professionals from other agencies.

We can offer you an extensive induction programme with on- going collaborative support, CPD and smart working technology.

If you would like to discuss this role, please do contact either:  Lorna Bickley, SEMH Team Manager or Amanda Thomas, 07747 816 945 Deputy SEMH Officer 07425 633314

You will also be required to undertake an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Check.

Our Values; Trust, Unity and Progress make us unique, they define how we do things and are reflected in the way we behave. They are important to us, guiding and shaping our organisational culture. Our values are key to us achieving Sandwell’s Vision 2030 and also guide us when we recruit.


32.5 hours per week

We reserve the right to close vacancies prior to their advertised date if we receive a large number of applications. Therefore, you are strongly advised to complete and return your application as soon as possible. When completing your application please refer to the supporting documents attached.

If you have a disability and require assistance in making an application, or have experienced a problem whilst applying for a position, please contact the Resourcing Team on 0121 569 3300 or via e-mail to:

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