Teacher of the Vision Impaired - Berkshire

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Contact Jean Weiss
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Starting Date: September 2022 or earlier.
Location: Initially based in the Bracknell Forest office - TBC at Interview
and open for discussion
Salary: M3 to UPS1 (depending on qualifications and experience)
Closing Date: 26/04/2022
Interview Dates: Tuesday 3rd May / Friday 6th May 2022

Job Information
The Berkshire Sensory Consortium (BSCS) are seeking to appoint a qualified Teacher 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. To find out more about the Berkshire Sensory Consortium Service, visit: http://www.berkshiresensoryconsortium.co.uk/

About the role
BSCS currently have a vacancy for a qualified Teacher 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 an enthusiastic, motivated professional who is committed to working in partnership with all of our stakeholders and who seeks 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.

You can download the Job Profile here: https://careers.achievingforchildren.org.uk/intranet/wd_portal.view_blob?p_web_site_id=6730&p_web_page_id=478133&p_type=JOBDOC&p_id=370503&p_show=N

About you
We will consider suitably experienced teachers without the mandatory qualification who are interested in developing their specialist skills to work with pupils who have a vision impairment. 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 Learners with a Multisensory Impairment. The Service provides a mentorship programme for all new members of staff and for those in training.

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.

All teachers are on Teachers Pay and Conditions.
Part time may be considered for a Qualified Teacher of the Vision Impaired
SEN points are available depending on qualifications.

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Jean Weiss, Vision Impairment Coordinator 07823 535146 or by email Jean.weiss@achievingforchildren.org.uk

About our benefits
We are focused on creating a positive supportive environment, where you will have access to a really wide range of resources. In AfC you will also have access to:
• Tailored induction sessions commencing on the date you start working for AfC
• Stable and supportive leadership
• Peripatetic mobile working with latest technology to facilitate this
• Teachers Pay and Conditions
• A comprehensive Employee Assistance Programme
• A range of staff benefits and discounts
• An excellent learning and development offer to support your career pathway

To apply for this job visit the AfC careers website https://careers.achievingforchildren.org.uk/internal/vacancy/teacher-of-the-vision-impaired-478133.html

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