Specialist Advisory Teacher - Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council


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An exciting opportunity has arisen to work in the highly regarded Vision Support Team as a Specialist Advisory Teacher to support children and young people, their families and educational settings across Barnsley. We require a qualified and experienced Teacher of Children and Young People with Vision Impairment (QTVI) to provide support for children and young people with Visual Impairments in schools and settings across Barnsley. 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. You will have excellent interpersonal skills, the ability to meet deadlines, willingness to learn new skills and maintain an up to date working knowledge of issues related to visual impairment. 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 friendly, supportive 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 As part of this role, you will be required to travel to schools, settings and family homes out in the community. Please contact Toni Harvey (Specialist Support Manager, Sensory Team) if you would like to learn more about the post at toniharvey@barnsley.gov.uk We look forward to hearing from you.
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