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Teaching Assistant

  • Employer: Brighton & Hove City Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/36640/15350
  • Published: Fri 15/10/2021, 0:00 AM
  • Closing on: Fri 29/10/2021, 0:00 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 30
  • Salary: £14,197 - £14,481
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: BN24JP

Job introduction

Individual Needs Assistant (BSL interpreter Level 1) required at Bevendean Hearing Support Facility. 

This is an exciting opportunity to work at The Hearing Support Facility based at Bevendean Primary School. It is a specialist provision for hearing-impaired pupils aged 4-11 years. The facility is currently expanding its team of teaching assistants to meet the needs of a growing cohort of deaf and hearing impaired children attending the school.

For this post we need to appoint an enthusiastic and committed individual needs assistant to support a profoundly deaf child with additional complex needs who will be in our reception class for the school year 2021-2022. The role includes supporting the child’s learning in the classroom and interaction with other children.

Hours per week: 30 hours per week - 8.30am – 3.30pm Monday - Friday

Paid weeks per year: 47.15 inclusive of holiday entitlement

Start Date: ASAP

Fixed term to end of academic year

About the role

You will also work with the individual pupil or small groups in the Hearing Support Facility to provide focused learning, communication and language activities.

We provide flexible support to develop each child’s communication, language and social skills. For this post an ability to sign at Level 1 minimum is an advantage.

If you:

- are an experienced teaching assistant with NVQ2 or equivalent qualification or experience

- can demonstrate effective support strategies for individual children

- have BSL level 1 qualification or a commitment to train

- are flexible and willing to learn

- are interested in working with children with hearing impairment

- are interested in working with children with special needs

- can work effectively within a team

- are keen to work in partnership with parents and colleagues from other agencies

- are committed to promoting inclusion

then we would like to hear from you.

At Brighton & Hove City Council we offer staff a range of benefits. If you choose to work for us, in return we can offer you:

- A competitive salary

- Career average pension scheme

- generous holiday (23 days rising to 25 days after 5 years)

- an opportunity to enhance your knowledge and skills

- staff discounts

- a range of other staff benefits

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Contact details: For further information and an application form, please contact: Ali Davis/Caroline Pound, Teacher in Charge, Bevendean Hearing Support Facility Tel: 01273 605211 Email: alidavis@bevendean.brighton-hove.sch.uk, carolinepound@bevendean.brighton-hove.sch.uk

Additional information Bevendean Hearing Support Facility is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Please note: As part of your application, you will need to complete your education and work history and upload a supporting statement. Your supporting statement is the most important part of your application as it will be used in the shortlisting process to assess whether you meet the essential requirements for the role that are set out in the person specification and to decide whether you should be offered an interview. Before you start your application, please read our guidance here (Supporting statement guidance (brighton-hove.gov.uk)) as this gives important advice which will increase your chance of success in the shortlisting process.

Additional information

Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is part-time or term-time only.

Work Permits: This role does not meet the requirement for UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) Points-based Immigration System. Successful candidates will need to evidence that they have the Right to Work in the UK.

Company information

Please note that this post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, and is subject to a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) Check.

We welcome applications from all sections of the community but particularly encourage applicants from a BME or White Other background as well as those who identify as disabled, LGB, male or trans as these groups are currently under-represented in our Directorate workforce.

  • Employer: Brighton & Hove City Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/36640/15350
  • Published: Fri 15/10/2021, 0:00 AM
  • Closing on: Fri 29/10/2021, 0:00 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 30
  • Salary: £14,197 - £14,481
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: BN24JP