Braillist - Liverpool City Council

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£23,111 - £27,358 pro rata
Liverpool City Council is looking to recruit a Braillist (28 Hours per week, term time only), the successful applicant will assist in the support and inclusion of educationally blind pupils within a mainstream school.
The successful applicant will aid the pupil to learn effectively by preparing and adapting printed texts to meet the needs of the blind pupils by:
Having a working knowledge of the Braille code in order to reproduce Braille texts as follows:-
• Using a Perkins Brailler
• Using a Braille note-taker and specialised software to translate print into Braille. (This requires knowledge of the operating procedure).
• Using an embosser.
Reproduce accurately tactile diagrams, charts, maps, plans and pictures as follows:
• Differentiating the curriculum wherever necessary to provide the child with access to the same concepts as their peers, eg: reading schemes which have been re-brailled and additional tactile materials have been added in place of pictures.
• By using a Zychem machine
• Motivating and encouraging pupils as required
• Be familiar with pupils’ needs and respond to requests at short notice and by ensuring Braille material is available in all lessons
• Translating Braille into print when required
• Liaising with class teacher.
• Checking that visually based language and concepts have been properly understood.
Please note this is a term time only contract and therefore the salary will reflect the contract type and hours per week.
Closing date: 17 January 2019 Job number: LCC02004

If you are interested in this role or wish to apply please go to Liverpool City Council jobs page.

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