Advisory Teacher for Children with Vision Impairment - Harrow

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Advisory Teacher for Children with Vision Impairment
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Ref: HAR-009789
Location: Harrow Council
Directorate: Peoples Services
Contract Type: Permanent
Working Hours: 3 to 4 days a week
9am- 4:30pm term time only- One of the working days must be a Wednesday
Closing Date: 12/10/2020
Salary Range: £33,386-£50,909


The above post offers and exciting and interesting opportunity for a committed, hardworking and motivated teacher to work as an advisory teacher in the Children’s Sensory Team, Harrow. This post is required for January 2021.

If successful you will work in a range of schools and other settings to promote pupil progress and independence. The post involves providing advice, support and training to ensure appropriate teaching and learning opportunities are in place for the successful inclusion of all pupils with vision impairment (many of which have additional needs), who are aged between birth to 25 years.

About You
• Qualified Teacher Status and successful experience as a teacher is essential.
• Qualified Teacher for Children with Vision Impairment status is desirable. You must have the qualification or the commitment to successfully complete the course if you are not qualified. It is sometimes challenging to recruit someone with the right qualifications and skills, so we will seriously consider strong applicants without the qualification, who have a commitment to complete the postgraduate ‘Mandatory Qualification for Teachers of Children and Young People with Vision Impairment’. Birmingham distance learning qualifications in Vision impairments.

For further information, please refer to the attached role profile, or contact Helen Forbes-Low, Manager, Children’s Sensory Team

About us
Harrow Council is the 12th largest London borough by and one of the most culturally diverse local authorities in the UK, making it a great place to live, work and visit. Located 10 miles from the city centre and just 13 minutes to Euston from Harrow & Wealdstone station there are great transport links via the Metropolitan Line, Watford DC Line and national rail service. It is easily accessible to the M1, M25 and A406.
Our values
Here at Harrow Council, the vision is one of 'Working together to make a difference for Harrow'.
We have a set of values, which our employees have chosen, that represent what we are:

- Be courageous
o We are ambitious about what's possible, challenging the status quo and ready to step up and accept a challenge.
We make brave decisions to achieve success, delivering on our promises and inspiring others to 'Think Big'.

- Do it together
o We build strong, effective relationships across the organisation, sharing our knowledge and breaking down silos.
o We listen to others opinions to inform decision making and seek opportunities to drive collaboration with those that share our outcome.
o We value diversity and always treat others with empathy and respect.

- Make it happen
o We are outcomes focused, setting clear objectives within a framework and articulating what success looks like.
o We are decisive, agile and quick to act. We know what to do and have the conviction to do it.
o We break down barriers and enable others to be more effective.
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Closing Date: Monday 12th October

Diverse teams really are the best teams. We particularly welcome applicants from the BAME community, LGBT applicants and disabled applicants, as they are under-represented within Harrow Council at this level. Appointment will always, however be made on merit. Good luck!

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