Advisory Teacher of the Visually Impaired, London Borough of Redbridge


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LB Redbridge Education and Inclusion Services
Job title: Advisory Teacher of the Visually Impaired
Group: Education and Inclusion Services

Job Type: Permanent, Full time – Teachers Pay & Conditions
Job Hours: Teachers Pay & Conditions
Salary: MPS/UPS + SEN 1 or 2 (dependent on qualification and experience)
Location: Ray Lodge office, 91 Ray Lodge Road, Woodford Green, IG8 7PG

Redbridge SEN is in an enviable position in their service to children with special educational
needs and an exciting opportunity has arisen for a Qualified Teacher of the Visually Impaired
or a teacher who is keen to train.

The SEaTSS Service is one of the largest and most dynamic SEN Teams in the country; approximately 60 specialist teachers, HLTAs and Technicians are all committed to the SEaTSS Ethos where the “students’ needs are at the heart of all we do”.

We have a short video here to give you a flavour of us and what we do:

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We are looking for someone to share our passion for developing and promoting our growing reputation, whilst always keeping the best interest of the student at the centre of our decision making.

If you are a highly self-motivated creative individual who has the commitment and energy to contribute to this vibrant service, this may be the ideal opportunity for you. We can promise you that no two days will ever be the same, that you will become part of a truly supportive, experienced and forward thinking team who are committed to the evolution of a greater offer to our schools, settings and families.

SEaTSS is looking to appoint a positive and creative Qualified Teacher of the Visually Impaired, QTVI, to join our Sensory Team which includes Teachers of the Visually Impaired and Teachers of the Deaf, Assistive Technology Technicians and HLTAs. We provide an advisory service to students with sensory impairments across a range of settings within the Local Authority.

Candidates will be passionate about teaching students with vision impairment across the age range (0-25) and must be able to work independently and as part of a team.

You will be able to:
 Work/model with and for class teachers and teaching assistants
 Work 1:1 with students e.g. teach specialist skills such as braille
 Provide advice/strategies to access the curriculum
 Signpost to appropriate resources and relevant organisations
 Liaise with VI medical professionals
 Work with parents post diagnosis, which may include home visits for pre-school children
 Support a range of settings to identify and meet the VI needs of children in mainstream
and Special Schools
 Support the visual needs of all children including those with complex needs
 Keep up to date with current statutory requirements and reasonable adjustments for
exam concessions.
 Provide reports e.g. Annual Reviews, statutory advice
 Maintain SEaTSS record keeping via the caseload overview and pupil support log
 Attend Annual Reviews and other professionals’ meetings e.g. transition, clinic
 Provide high quality, practical, bespoke and creative training packages
 Liaise and work with Habilitation Officers
 Liaise with QTVIs in other boroughs where there are reciprocal agreements for cross
borough students

This is a unique opportunity to join an expanding team of specialists who share knowledge, experience and commitment to meet the needs of our ever-increasing caseload.

For the person spec, please visit: https://my.redbridge.gov.uk/Jobs/JobDetails?jobId=10843

For further information or if you wish to speak informally to a member of team, please email seatss@redbridge.gov.uk and a team member will respond.

Closing date for applications will be: 21 st March 2022 at 12.00am

Shortlisting and notifications for successful candidates will be from: 21 st March 2022

Successful applicants will be invited to interviews on: 1st April 2022

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