Advisory Teachers - Visual Impairment and Hearing Impairment - West Sussex


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Contact Sandra Greatorex
07894589028
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Job title: Advisory Teachers - Visual Impairment (VI) and Hearing Impairment (HI) and Team: Sensory Support Team Salary: Trainee: TMS + SEN1 –£26 582 - £38 180 / Qualified: TMS/UPS + SEN 2 – £28 732 - £44 849 Contract: Permanent Hours: Full and part time positions available Location: Countywide Application closing date: 3rd May 2020 Interview dates: Interviewing to take place over Skype (or equivalent) HI – Qualified: 11th May 2020, Trainee: 15th May 2020 VI – Qualified: 19th May 2020, Trainee: 21st May 2020 This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check, 5 year referencing & occupational health check. You must be able to travel throughout the county including to locations that are not always accessible by public transport. Several exciting opportunities have arisen to join our Sensory Support Team as an Advisory Teacher, either for the Hearing Impaired or the Visually Impaired. We are offering fantastic opportunities to train on the job, as well as recruiting for Qualified staff. The West Sussex Sensory Support Team works directly with children and their families, pre-schools and schools to support and promote the inclusion of Children and Young People with sensory needs in a range of settings. The Sensory Support Team is highly regarded by parents and schools and we are looking for exceptional members of staff to join our team. These are countywide roles working with families, Early Years settings and Schools across West Sussex. Visual Impairment – Trainee Teacher of the Visually Impaired You will hold qualified teacher status and have recent experience in an educational setting. As a Trainee Advisory Teacher for the Visually Impaired you will work alongside Qualified Teachers of the Visually Impaired to provide specialist support to families and educational establishments on visual impairment, whilst undertaking a two-year mandatory teaching qualification in Visual Impairment. With support from a Qualified Teacher of the Visually Impaired (QTVI), you will support and promote inclusion, enabling children and young people with visual impairments to access the curriculum. You will learn to teach educationally blind children braille, and gain experience in planning and teaching a tactile curriculum. You will work closely with a Qualified Advisory Teacher initially, and gradually take responsibility for providing advice to families, Early Years settings and Schools. This will include working in partnership with Schools, supporting and advising both mainstream and Special Schools, as well as liaising with parents and other agencies. The Sensory Support Team is looking for someone with excellent communication and interpersonal skills, who has the ability to plan and organise their work, be reflective in their practice and who most importantly has a passion for supporting children and young people. This is an incredible opportunity to train on the job and gain a master’s degree level qualification. You will receive continued support in your trainee role. You must be willing to undertake a two year master’s degree level qualification in Education of the Visually Impaired and undertake a qualification in contracted UEB Braille. Visual Impairment – Qualified Teacher of the Visually Impaired The successful applicant will be a Qualified Teacher and will have a mandatory qualification in Visual Impairment, recent experience of working with visually impaired children in a variety of educational settings, working knowledge of Unified English Braille and specialist Braille codes, and will have the ability to work both in a team and independently. You will ensure that Children and Young People have appropriate technological aids to support their development, working in partnership with and offering guidance to Schools and families. You will deliver planned, comprehensive and co-ordinated support and direct teaching for Children and Young People with visual impairments, promoting inclusion and enabling access to the National Curriculum. You will have strong personal values and emotional resilience and the ability to communicate effectively with all teams. You should have good IT and organisation skills in order to work flexibly. You will ideally have up-to-date knowledge and understanding of educational legislation, the SEN code of practice and OfSTED inspection frameworks. Hearing Impaired – Trainee Teacher of Hearing Impairment You will hold qualified teacher status and have recent experience in an educational setting. As a Trainee Advisory Teacher for the Hearing Impaired you will work alongside Qualified Teachers of the Hearing Impaired to provide specialist support to families and educational establishments on hearing impairment, whilst undertaking a two year mandatory Teacher of the Deaf qualification. You will learn how to check, set up and manage specialist equipment in different settings as well as delivering planned, comprehensive support and training to families and educational placements. You will, with support and guidance, be responsible for managing your own caseload, maintaining detailed records of your support and monitor the language and educational development of the children and young people on your caseload. You will learn to work in close partnership with Speech and Language Therapists, Schools, families and audiology departments and liaise with other agencies as appropriate, including social care, health and voluntary sector. In this incredible trainee role, you will receive continued support from the Qualified Advisory Teacher. Training will be provided on different audiological equipment and you will be able to develop your skills in setting up and monitoring radio aid systems. You will have the opportunity to be involved in, and plan, targeted language lessons for those with delayed language and be involved in supporting New Born Hearing Screening Programmes, as well as being able to observe audiological assessments in hospitals. You must be a qualified teacher with recent experience of working in an educational setting and be willing to undertake a two years master’s degree level qualification in Education of the Hearing Impaired and undertake a qualification in British Sign Language Level 1. Hearing Impaired – Qualified Teacher of Hearing Impairment The successful applicant will be a Qualified Teacher and will have a mandatory qualification in Hearing Impairment, recent experience of working with hearing impaired children in a variety of educational settings, an excellent knowledge of audiological equipment and have the ability to work both in a team and independently. You will work in partnership with Schools, families, health and other agencies to provide guidance, support and advice on each hearing-impaired child’s development, employing a family centred approach. You will monitor and maintain records, promote inclusion, and deliver comprehensive and coordinated support to identified Children and Young People with hearing impairments. You will have strong personal values and emotional resilience and the ability to communicate effectively with all teams. You should have good IT and organisation skills in order to work flexibly. You will ideally have up-to-date knowledge and understanding of educational legislation, the SEN code of practice and OfSTED inspection frameworks. The Benefits For the Rewards and Benefits we offer, please see here: West Sussex rewards and benefits Contacts For an informal discussion or further information relating to the Hearing Impairment role, please contact Karen Cruicks on 07894589025 or email karen.cruicks@westsussex.gov.uk For an informal discussion or further information relating to the Visual Impairment role, please contact Sandra Greatorex on 07894589028 or email sandra.greatorex@westsussex.gov.uk To Apply Please visit: http://emea3.mrted.ly/2gie7 and upload your CV and complete the application explaining the skills and experience you can bring to the role by clicking on ‘apply for job’ below. Please ensure any gaps in employment are covered in your CV. Please ensure you have saved the correct Job Description below as, once the job has closed, you may not have the opportunity to download again. Available documents
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