Individual Needs Assistant (BSL interpreter Level 1) required at Bevendean Hearing Support Facility
Grade: Teaching Assistant Level B
Salary: The salary above reflects April 2021/ March 2022 pay. From 1 April 2021 Level B will be paid spinal column point 5 - 6 (£19,312 to £19,698).
The pro rata salary for Scale 3, 30 hrs per week, term time only (39 weeks working, 47.15 weeks paid): £14,197 - £14,481
Hours per week: 30 hours per week - 8.30am – 3.30pm Monday - Friday
Paid weeks per year: 47.15 inclusive of holiday entitlement
Location: Bevendean Hearing Support Facility, Bevendean Primary School, Heath Hill Avenue, Brighton BN2 4JP
Start Date: ASAP
Fixed term to end of academic year
This is an exciting opportunity to work at The Hearing Support Facility based at Bevendean Primary School. It is a specialist provision for hearing-impaired pupils aged 4-11 years. The facility is currently expanding its team of teaching assistants to meet the needs of a growing cohort of deaf and hearing impaired children attending the school.
For this post we need to appoint an enthusiastic and committed individual needs assistant to support a profoundly deaf child with additional complex needs who will be in our reception class for the school year 2021-2022. The role includes supporting the child’s learning in the classroom and interaction with other children.
About the role
You will also work with the individual pupil or small groups in the Hearing Support Facility to provide focused learning, communication and language activities.
We provide flexible support to develop each child’s communication, language and social skills. For this post an ability to sign at Level 1 minimum is an advantage.
- are an experienced teaching assistant with NVQ2 or equivalent qualification or experience
- can demonstrate effective support strategies for individual children
- have BSL level 1 qualification or a commitment to train
- are flexible and willing to learn
- are interested in working with children with hearing impairment
- are interested in working with children with special needs
- can work effectively within a team
- are keen to work in partnership with parents and colleagues from other agencies
- are committed to promoting inclusion
then we would like to hear from you.
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.
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Contact details: For further information and an application form, please contact: Ali Davis/Caroline Pound, Teacher in Charge, Bevendean Hearing Support Facility Tel: 01273 605211 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
Additional information Bevendean Hearing Support Facility is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
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Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is part-time or term-time only.
Work Permits: This role does not meet the requirement for UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) Points-based Immigration System. Successful candidates will need to evidence that they have the Right to Work in the UK.
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.