Teacher for Visually Impaired – Education Inclusion Services - Gateway Plaza, Barnsley

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Teacher for Visually Impaired – Education Inclusion Services
MPS – UP3 + 2 SEN (£22,720 - £39,406 / 2SEN £4242)
Location - Gateway Plaza, Barnsley

An exciting opportunity has arisen as a Specialist Advisory Teacher to support children and young people, their families and educational settings across Barnsley.

We require a motivated, enthusiastic and professional Teacher for children and young people with Visual Impairment to join our hard-working, passionate and supportive local authority team. This is a peripatetic post supporting children and young people, in a range of settings including homes, nurseries, mainstream primary and secondary schools, special schools, and college.
This role is part of the Education Inclusion Services. You will be responsible for ensuring that the educational and development progress of children and young people (0-25) with Visual Impairment Needs is met in line with the Barnsley SEND Strategy.

We can offer you the opportunity to work within a friendly, supportive team.

Teachers who do not have the mandatory qualification, but who have experience in supporting children and young people with visual impairment and are interested in developing their specialist skills, will be considered. You will have recent teaching experience, either peripatetic or in the classroom and, will be able to demonstrate your commitment to achieving the best possible outcomes for children and young people with special educational needs. As a Teacher of children with visual impairment, excellent interpersonal skills, and the ability to meet deadlines is essential, as is a willingness to learn new skills and maintain an up to date working knowledge of issues related to visual impairment.
As part of this role, you will be required to travel to schools, settings and family homes out in the community.

Here at Barnsley, we live and work by four important values: honesty, teamwork, excellent services, and taking pride in what we do. As part of our team, you can be sure we’ll do all we can to support you in your continued professional development. We provide regular supervision, peer supervision and opportunities to develop areas of special interest through multi-disciplinary working party groups. We are a high profile service within Barnsley Council’s Education, Early Start and Prevention Directorate and play a key role in shaping future approaches to inclusion at a local authority level. If you are interested in joining a forward thinking, enthusiastic and committed team we would welcome and look forward to hearing from you.

To achieve your ambitions while shaping a bright future for our communities, apply now.

This post requires an Enhanced DBS Check. If you are currently living overseas or have lived overseas in the last five years please be aware, if you are the preferred candidate for the post, you will be required to apply for an overseas criminal records check from the country/countries you have resided in. If you experience difficulty in obtaining an overseas criminal record check please email dbs@barnsley.gov.uk

Please contact Toni Harvey (Specialist Support Manager) if you would like to learn more about the post at toniharvey@barnsley.gov.uk We look forward to hearing from you.

Closing Date 05/07/2019

To apply, please follow the link: https://bit.ly/2Rq6J6K

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