1 x Communication Assistant (Temporary contract) Scale 5
Swan Centre Based at Brighton Aldridge Community Academy, Lewes Road, Brighton, BN1 9PW
Salary: £21,589 -£23,836 pro rata – 46 weeks a year, term time only
Hours per week: 34 hours, 8.10 am – 3.10 pm (Mon, Tues, Thurs and Fri), Wed – 8.10 am – 4.00pm, Additional hours can be worked if required.
Closing date: 16 August 2020, midnight
Interviews: 20/21 August 2020
For more information regarding this role please contact Cath OddHayward, Head of Swan Centre by email: COddHayward@baca-uk.co.uk
or Hayley Morton by email HMorton@baca-uk.co.uk
Would you like to work with students with communication difficulties, including developmental language disorder and autistic spectrum condition?
About the role
We are seeking an experienced, committed, hard-working and dynamic communication assistant to work as part of our multidisciplinary team at our specialist centre based at Brighton Aldridge Community Academy. Our supportive team consists of teachers, communication assistants, speech and language therapist and an educational psychologist. The Swan Centre offers a range of support to our students who spend the majority of their time in curriculum classrooms. Communication Assistants support students in both curriculum and Swan Centre lessons and have a responsibility for particular roles within the Swan Centre. You will have a key work role, taking responsibility for the welfare and education of students with communication difficulties. You will have the chance to play an important role in helping us raise the achievement of our children with SEN in an inclusive setting. We would like to hear from you if you:
- can work effectively and supportively within a team
- are able to work flexibly and cope with change
- can demonstrate positive, confident and sensitive management of students who at times have challenging behaviour
- have an interest in working with children with a range of difficulties
- are committed to promoting inclusion
- are keen to work in partnership with parent/carers and colleagues from other agencies
We highly recommend you read the ‘Maximise your Chances’ below before you apply for this job. It is important you are able to show how you meet the Person Specification when applying. Not following this guidance is likely to reduce your chances of success.
Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is part-time or term-time only.
Work Permits: we may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) Points-based Immigration System.
From 6 April 2011 the Home Office has placed a permanent restriction on the number of migrant workers that all Tier 2 (General) Sponsors can recruit. Due to the restrictions we cannot guarantee that individuals that meet the requirements of the Points-based Immigration System will be issued with clearance to obtain work permits.
Please note that this post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, and is subject to a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) Check.
We welcome applications from all sections of the community but particularly encourage applicants from a BME or White Other background as well as those who identify as disabled, LGB, male or trans as these groups are currently under-represented in our Directorate workforce.
As part of Brighton & Hove City Council's ongoing commitment to redeployment, please note that this vacancy may be withdrawn at any stage of the recruitment process, without prior notice if a suitable redeployee (internal employee at risk of redundancy) is identified.