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Teacher of Visually Impaired

  • Employer: London Borough of Newham
  • Reference: 1443
  • Published: Wed 27/04/2022, 16:40 PM
  • Closing on: Tue 17/05/2022, 16:40 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: FULLTIME
  • Salary: £45,000 - £74,999
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Greater London

One post available from September 2022 or as soon as possible.

Qualified Teacher of the Visually Impaired. Full Time, Permanent, MPS + SEN 2

The Sensory Service is a well-established and highly effective specialist team within a unified Specialist Education Support Service. They work with children and young people from birth to 25. We work with families in the home, with settings, schools and colleges to promote effective inclusion.

We are looking for someone who is a committed and enthusiastic qualified teacher of the Visually Impaired to join a developing team.

The successful candidate will be responsible for providing direct and advisory services for students with visual impairment in mainstream and special schools. They will need to have excellent oral and written communication skills and understand the barriers to access arrangements and learning that children and young people with a vision impairment face and how these barriers may be overcome. Specialist knowledge and experience in SEND and vision impairment is essential. The post holder will need to have an ability to challenge, motivate and inspire teachers, teaching assistants, parents/carers and professionals across the Children and Young People’s Service. A commitment to inclusive education for all students with visual impairment is required.

A commitment to Newham’s inclusive education policy and furthering equal opportunities for people disadvantaged in terms of race, gender and disability are essential.

The successful candidate will be offered:

  • The successful candidate will have the opportunity to be part of our developing team as we build our service to best meet the needs of our children and young people to allow them to reach their full potential .
  • A rich and rewarding environment in which to work
  • A qualified teacher of the visually impaired will be awarded SEN allowance 1 or 2

Should you wish to discuss the post further please contact Raj Mistry, Group Manager by email on raj.mistry@newham.gov.uk or Amanda Coles,Head of Vision Support, mobile number (07773668291) or amanda.coles@newham.gov.uk Specialist Education Support Service , Sensory Service, London Borough of Newham E13 9NB

Please view Teacher of the Visual Impaired jd

Closing date for applications: 16th May  2022

Interviews: 18th or 19th May 2022

Additional Information

The London Borough of Newham is a Disability Confident employer. Candidates who declare that they have a disability in accordance with the Equality Act 2010 and meet the essential criteria as specified in the Job Profile will be guaranteed an interview.

Newham is one of the youngest, most diverse, and vibrant boroughs in the UK. As an inclusive employer, we are committed to ensuring our workforce reflects our local population. We welcome and encourage applicants from under-represented groups, including applicants who are ethnically diverse and/or applicants who have a disability.

Priority consideration on all advertised roles will be given to London Borough of Newham Redeployees.

The London Borough of Newham is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable groups and expects staff and volunteers to share this commitment. 

Please be aware that a Disclosure and Barring Scheme (DBS) check will be required for any position with access to these groups under the provision of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

In addition, the Authority reserves the right  to request employees undertake a basic disclosure check (Disclosure Scotland) where required for the role this includes  anyone who has access to (or information obtained directly from) a government database, or has a GCSX account. These posts will be required to have a Basic Disclosure Scotland check as per the requirements of BPSS (Baseline Personnel Security Standards).

In line with Government legislation, if the post you are applying for requires you to visit a registered care home as part of your role it is a legal requirement to provide evidence of your COVID-19 vaccination status or an exemption certificate to work for the Council.  With effect from 1st April 2022, this requirement will be extended if you are applying for a job in a CQC regulated service

Please attach your supporting statement, explaining in no more than x2 A4 sides why and how you meet the criteria for this role.

  • Employer: London Borough of Newham
  • Reference: 1443
  • Published: Wed 27/04/2022, 16:40 PM
  • Closing on: Tue 17/05/2022, 16:40 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: FULLTIME
  • Salary: £45,000 - £74,999
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Greater London

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