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Specialist Teacher Adviser

  • Employer: Portsmouth City Council
  • Reference: 193
  • Published: Sun 22/01/2023, 15:40 PM
  • Closing on: Tue 21/02/2023, 15:40 PM
  • Working Pattern: Part Time
  • Hours: PARTTIME
  • Salary: £15,000 - £24,999
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Portsmouth
Hours per week: Hours will be at 0.6 FTE, salary will be pro rata. Some flexibility required to cover holiday periods with prior agreement with team leader.  

The Vision and Hearing Team

The Vison and Hearing Team is based in the Civic Offices in the city centre and is a highly regarded Team within the Inclusion Service, which is part of the Education Department. We work with children and young people form 0-25. The team comprises of Specialist Teacher Advisers (Hearing and Visual Impairment), Communicators, a Higher Level Teaching Assistant and a Qualified Habilitation Specialist for VI pupils. We are a supportive, enthusiastic, and experienced team who are looking forward to welcoming a new member of staff to our team.


What is the role?

  • To identify and assess the needs of children and young people (0-25) who have a hearing impairment and provide advice to teachers and teaching assistants.
  • To provide direct intervention/specialist teaching to preschool children and pupils as required
  • To monitor the progress of children with who have a significant hearing impairment.
  • To liaise with colleagues from health, social services and voluntary bodies over the needs of children who have hearing impairment.
  • To liaise with parents over the educational needs and progress of pupils with a hearing impairment.
  • To advise the LA on independent, non-maintained and other LA provision within their area of specialism.
  • To provide training to teachers and teaching assistants at both school based and centre based courses.
  • To attend meetings for the exchange of professional information, including statutory review meeting concerning pupils and multi-agency meetings.
  • To help maintain a specialist equipment library of resources for loan to schools where a pupil with HI is placed
  • Advice and support for communicators working with pupils with HI.
  • To participate in activities which support the personal and professional development of the team.


Who is the person?

You need to :

  • Be a qualified teacher with the mandatory qualification in Hearing Impairment or working towards this.
  • Possess a sound base of current research and practice relating to hearing impairment
  • Thorough understanding of developments within Education especially with regard to the National Curriculum and Early Years.
  • Be someone who understands family engagement and is committed to working in partnership
  • Be able to work as part of a co-operative team based on a flexible approach to support.
  • Have effective interpersonal & communication skills
  • Use flexible working procedures to maximise efficiency in working
  • Excellent personal organisation and time management skills (recognising limitations, planning further professional development).
  • A commitment to achieving the best outcomes for young people with Hearing Impairment.
  • Have the ability to work individually and as part of a team (these are equally important in this role).
  • Have an insight into your own behaviour and the ability to reflect on practice (in individual and group situations with clients and colleagues).
  • Be able to demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Possess effective consultation and negotiation skills.
  • Be able to evidence growth and learning from training and prior employment experience.
  What you'll get in return working for Portsmouth City Council
  • Extensive wellbeing support including the Employee Assistance Programme
  • Generous annual leave (27 days per year rising to 31, pro rata for part time hours)
  • Option to purchase additional leave
  • Fantastic pension which allows you the opportunity to pay in more for that greater return
  • Development support such as progression planning or involvement within the on-the-job apprenticeship scheme
  • Discounts with local businesses which can be enjoyed by all
  • Discount on travel, travel loans and the bike loan scheme

View our benefits page here 

  What next   To make sure your application is above the rest, please review the job profile to ensure you application matches the requirements of the role. Please ensure to complete the application in its entirety and add in comments to the Personal Statement section.  

If you have any questions, or would like an informal discussion about the role, please call Marie Lloyd 02392 688612 or email marie.lloyd@portsmouthcc.gov.uk

  Should you require any support in completing the application form please contact recruit@portsmouthcc.gov.uk    

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.

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.

Every post is subject to PCC and Portsmouth Safeguarding Children’s Board safer recruitment procedures.

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  • Employer: Portsmouth City Council
  • Reference: 193
  • Published: Sun 22/01/2023, 15:40 PM
  • Closing on: Tue 21/02/2023, 15:40 PM
  • Working Pattern: Part Time
  • Hours: PARTTIME
  • Salary: £15,000 - £24,999
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Portsmouth

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