QTVI: Isle of Wight (closing date 22/3/2024)


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Contact Petra Robinson
07870 901812
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Qualified Teacher of the Children and Young People with Vision Impairment (QTVI) (Ref: 2024_772)

Peripatetic role based at County Hall, Newport, Isle of Wight

Grade, Teacher - MPS/UPS + SEN allowance depending on mandatory qualification

Contact: Petra Robinson on petra.robinson@iow.gov.uk or call 07870 901812

Vacancy Reference: 2024_772

Contract Type: Permanent

Hours: Term time only – Please contact manager for details

Find our more or follow the link for more information: https://iwc.iow.gov.uk/jobvacancies/job_details.aspx?jobId=5003

The Isle of Wight Specialist Teacher Advisory (STA) Team is part of the wider Education, Inclusion and Access Team and is looking for an enthusiastic and experienced Teacher of Children and Young People with Vision Impairment (QTVI) to start as soon as possible.

The role is peripatetic and is to work with children and young people with vision impairment (0-25 years) across the Island to promote their communication development, inclusion, empowerment, progress and raising of achievement. You will support children and young people and their families in homes, early years settings, mainstream, special school, and post 16 settings.

The VI team consists of a QTVI and a Qualified Habilitation Specialist and is part of the wider STA Team including Qualified Teachers of Deaf Children and Young People (QTOD) and a Communication Support Assistant.

Our team is person-centred, creative, and committed to high quality communication and teaching across all modalities. This is a rare opportunity to join a small, well-regarded, friendly, and supportive specialist teacher team.

In addition to being a Qualified Teacher for the Visually Impaired, you will be expected to have extensive classroom experience. You will be committed to inclusion and making a difference to pupil outcomes. You will also appreciate the importance of teamwork within a peripatetic service and be able to show evidence of supporting colleagues.

Applications from qualified teachers willing and able to undertake fully funded mandatory QTVI training will also be considered, particularly if you have knowledge of the wider field of special educational needs and preferably hold the SENDCo qualification.

This role will involve a significant amount of travel by car, for which a mileage allowance is made, and you must be able to fulfil this requirement.

If you would like to discuss the post further or would like an overview of the training required, please contact petra.robinson@iow.gov.uk or call 07870 901812

When you join #TeamIWC you'll receive our staff benefits package, including:

- Annual leave entitlement of 32 days p/a PLUS public holidays!

- Local Government pension scheme

- Discounted Solent ferry travel

- Island bus network discount

- Cycle to work scheme

- Staff parking permit scheme

- Discounted island sports & leisure gym membership

- National and local discounts & benefits schemes

For some vacancies (subject to criteria)

- A relocation scheme of up to £8,000 may be available if you are specifically relocating to the Isle of Wight to take up a new role with us

- If you choose to commute to the Isle of Wight daily, you may be eligible to have some travel costs reimbursed

Find out more about working for the Isle of Wight Council and living on the Island here.

The Isle of Wight Council protects its employees from discrimination and this is supported by the Unacceptable Behaviour Policy, Employee Code of Conduct and Behaviours Framework. We actively promote the diversity of our workforce and we provide flexible working options (where appropriate) to support the different needs of our employees.

The Isle of Wight Council’s Terms & Conditions of employment are available upon request. Please contact our recruitment team via adverts@iow.gov.uk if you would like to receive a copy.

The Isle of Wight Council is an equal opportunities employer, who is proud to encourage applications from all cultures, backgrounds and abilities to better reflect the diversity within our local community. In addition to this, we are also a Disability Confident Employer. Along with a number of other areas of commitments, this means that providing you meet the basic essential requirements of the advertised role and have declared yourself as disabled, you will be offered an opportunity for an interview within the council.

This council and its schools recruit according to the council’s Recruitment, Policy and Procedure and are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment.

As our 10-year strategic partnership between the Isle of Wight Council and Hampshire County Council has ended as of 2023 it is worth noting that the employer will be the Isle of Wight Council and employment is on Isle of Wight terms and conditions. Now the Isle of Wight Council will deliver all of its children’s services functions from 2024 onwards.

If you have difficulty completing your online application or if you need further information about how to apply, telephone 01983 823134 or email callcentre@iow.gov.uk. Please note only applications completed and submitted online by the closing date will be accepted.

We often receive a high volume of applicants for our vacancies. If you do not hear from the recruiting manager within three weeks of the closing date, we regret that your application will not have been successful on this occasion. If unsuccessful, we actively encourage you to revisit our job pages and apply to alternate posts that may be suitable.

Closing Date: 22 March 2024

Interview Date: 27 March 2024

Closing Date: 22/03/2024

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