We are looking to appoint an enthusiastic and committed individual needs assistant to support a hearing impaired child with additional medical and communication needs who will be in our reception class for the school year 2019-2020. The role includes supporting the child’s learning in the classroom and interaction with other children. You will also work with the individual pupil or small groups in the Hearing Support Facility to provide focused learning, communication and language activities.
About the role
Individual Needs Assistant
Bevendean Hearing Support Facility, Bevendean Primary School, Heath Hill Avenue, Brighton BN2 4JP
Part time: 8.30am – 3.30pm 30 hours a week
Start Date: September 2019. Fixed term for one academic year.
Teaching Assistant Grade B, spinal column point 5 - 6. Full time £18,795 to £19,171. Paid pro-rata for term time working at 46.2 weeks per year and part time working Actual salary: £13,539 - £13,810
The Hearing Support Facility based at Bevendean Primary School, is part of the Brighton and Hove Inclusion Support Service (Sensory Needs Team). 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 hearing impaired child with additional medical and communication needs who will be in our reception class for the school year 2019-2020. The role includes supporting the child’s learning in the classroom and interaction with other children. 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, BSL Level 1 and a commitment to train to Level 2 is a minimum requirement. There are complex medical and health needs that will require additional training once the post is taken up
- 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 and a commitment to train to Level 2
- 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.
For further information and an application form, please contact, Ali Davis, Teacher in Charge, Bevendean Hearing Support Facility, 01273 605211
Closing Date: Monday 17 June 2019
Interview Date: Monday 24 June 2019
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.
From 6 April 2011 the Home Office has placed a permanent restriction on the number of migrant workers that all Tier 2 (General) Sponsors can recruit. 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.
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.
As part of Brighton & Hove City Council's ongoing commitment to redeployment, please note that this vacancy may be withdrawn at any stage of the recruitment process, without prior notice if a suitable redeployee (internal employee at risk of redundancy) is identified.