Communicator - Secondment/fixed term opportunity until 31.08.2022 due to funding
Band: 6 Salary: £21,841 - £25,481 p.a, pro rata, (£14,391-£16,789 for 27.5 hours, TTO 40 weeks, or £7,849 - £9,158 for 15 hours, TTO 40 weeks)
3 posts are available
2 x posts for 27.5 hours per week Monday- Friday, Term Time Only (40 weeks per year
1 x post for 15 hours per week - hour and days to be confirmed at interview, Term Time Only (40 weeks per year)
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Portsmouth City Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and young people, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. It is also committed to promoting quality childcare across the City that works to improve outcomes for children.
DBS Disclosure at Enhanced level will be required prior to any offer of employment and this post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. This post is subject to PCC and Portsmouth Safeguarding Children’s Board safer recruitment procedures.
Your new role
The Vision and Hearing Team comprises of Specialist Teacher Advisers, Communication Support Workers for hearing impaired pupils, and a rehabilitation worker for visually impaired pupils.
Within this role you will support deaf and hearing impaired pupils with all aspects of communication in a school environment. You will secure access to the curriculum for pupils by interpreting content of lessons through appropriate signing medium. In addition you will develop the individual child’s knowledge and use of signing to support language development understanding and broaden learning.
What you'll need to succeed
You will be appropriately qualified with Signature sign language level 2 Qualification (ESSENTIAL) and knowledge of Signed English (i+ ii). (Desirable but not essential). In addition you will possess a sound base of current issues pertinent to the communicator role as well as having credibility with a range of potential client groups.