Hours of work: 32.5 hours per week
Working pattern: Part-time, Term-time only
Closing date: Sunday 13 June 2021
Interview date: Friday 18 June 2021
For an informal discussion, please contact Rhiain Lyne, Teacher of the Deaf (based at Willingdon Community School) on 07749 436083 or Sarah Miller-Cook, Lead Senior Teacher with Responsibility for Hearing Support Facilities based at Willingdon Primary HSF - Sensory Needs Service on 07712 543589
About the role
Teaching Assistant – Willingdon Community School Hearing Support Facility, ISEND Sensory Needs Service
Hours of work: 32.5 hours per week, term-time only (pro rata salary for the hours worked equates to approximately £14,773 per annum).
An exciting and rewarding opportunity has arisen for a Teaching Assistant to join the ISEND Sensory Needs Service, supporting children with hearing loss, in facilities within one of our mainstream schools.
Primarily what is required are strong teaching assistant skills. Whilst experience of working with children with a hearing impairment and/or special needs would be welcomed, this is not essential as on-going training and support will be given. The current cohort are predominately oral communicators.
Although your base will be the Hearing Support Facility (HSF) at Willingdon Community School you may, on occasion, be requested to cover at any of the other HSFs at Manor Primary School, Uckfield; Willingdon Primary and Priory School, Lewes.
The post holder will be managed by the senior teacher in the facility and will assist in the support and inclusion of pupils who are hearing impaired in mainstream lessons, within a busy school environment and where appropriate in individual and small group sessions.
This post would suit candidates considering a future career in teaching, and in particular a role as a Teacher of the Deaf.
You will enjoy working in a small friendly and supportive team within a busy, successful mainstream school.
This post is subject to an Enhanced DBS check or Enhanced check for Regulated Activity with the Disclosure & Barring Services (previously the Criminal Records Bureau). For further information about what is required in this process please go to http://www.gov.uk/disclosure-barring-service-check. Please note that we require evidence of an overseas police check if you have lived or worked abroad.
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 Border Agency’s Points-based Immigration System.
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.
East Sussex County Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all suitable candidates, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability or age. All applications are treated on merit.