Teacher of the Vision Impaired Berkshire Sensory Consortium Service x 2

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The Berkshire Sensory Consortium (BSCS) are seeking to appoint two qualified Teachers of the Vision Impaired to join a large team who work across the six Berkshire Local Authorities. The Service is hosted by Achieving for Children on behalf of the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead.

Starting Date: September 2021

Location: Initially 1 post based in Slough/Maidenhead and a 2nd post in

Salary: MPS 6 + 1 or 2 SEN (depending on qualifications. UPS may be
available for a qualified Teacher of the Vision Impaired with the relevant

Closing Date: Sunday 11 th April 2021
Interview Date: 22.4.21
Job Reference: AFC -000315

BSCS currently have two vacancies for qualified Teachers of the Vision Impaired to work in a peripatetic role with schools, early years settings, colleges and families (O-25) to build their capacity to meet the needs of learners who have a vision impairment through our Advisory and Teaching programmes.

We are looking to appoint enthusiastic, motivated professionals who are committed to working in partnership with all of our stakeholders and who seek to improve the outcomes for children with vision impairment. The role requires excellent interpersonal skills, flexibility and the ability to work independently as well as contributing to the wider team within the Service. They will also need to be able to use the specialist technology used with pupils with vision impairment and work closely with the team around the child to ensure equipment is used effectively. The ability to be well organised and to meet deadlines is essential.

For more details on the role please see the Job Profile - https://ats-rbwm.jgp.co.uk/vacancies/get_vacancy_document/386582

We will consider suitably experienced teachers without the mandatory qualification who are interested in developing their specialist skills to work with pupils who are vision impaired. The successful candidate will be an outstanding practitioner who has recent classroom teaching experience, experience in working with pupils with SEND and is willing to undertake the two-year specialist mandatory postgraduate qualification to train as a Teacher of the Vision Impaired. The Service provides a mentorship programme for all
new members of staff and for those in training.

All teachers are on Teachers Pay and Conditions.

Due to the nature of this role you must be able to travel independently to meet the requirements of the post. A mileage allowance is available from your office base. A full driving licence and access to a vehicle is desirable. Teachers within the Service may work across more than one of the Berkshire Local
Authorities and occasionally in neighbouring authorities supporting Berkshire pupils on a short-term basis.

Part time may be considered for a Qualified Teacher of the Vision Impaired

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact:

Paula Scott, Vision Impairment Co-ordinator 07887531696 or by email paula.scott@achieivingforchildren.org.uk

To find out more about the Berkshire Sensory Consortium Service, visit:

To apply visit www.rbwm.gov.uk and click on ‘jobs and careers’.

Achieving for Children is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to
safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and
vulnerable adults. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this
commitment. All successful candidates will be required to undertake a
Criminal Record Check. The possession of a criminal record will not
necessarily prevent an applicant from obtaining this post, as all cases are
judged individually according to the nature of the role and information
provided. However, should you not declare an offence that is subsequently
revealed, e.g. through the DBS check, then this may place your appointment
in jeopardy.

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