Newham Sensory Service is offering an exciting opportunity to develop your career in a new and specialised direction!
Braille Support Officer
£22,377 – £23,607 pa x 3 positions term time only (39 weeks). 1 x full time position (52 weeks).
Main responsibilities include:
- To provide in-class support for children with vision impairment in mainstream settings in the London Borough f Newham (primary and secondary).
- To adapt learning materials into braille/tactile formats for lessons.
- To liaise with class teachers regarding access to the curriculum for children with vision impairment in mainstream settings, under the direction of the Braille Support Officer Team Lead and Qualified Teacher of the Vision Impaired.
- To support children during school trips and in extra curricular activates.
The successful candidates will work as part of a highly skilled and dynamic team of professionals to support the education of children (aged 0 – 16 years old) with vision impairment. We are seeking candidates motivated and keen to develop a comprehensive set of specialist skills, including braille. Applicants must have recent experience working with children with SEN in mainstream settings. Experience working with children with vision impairment is desirable.
Should you wish to discuss the post further, please contact Tony Gillies by email on firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone on 02033731190.
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.
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).
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