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British Sign Language TA required for Burnley Primary - Jan 19

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Job description

I currently work with a large Primary School in the Burnley / Nelson area who utilise British Sign Language to support the needs of their students who are deaf or hearing impaired. The school are seeking Teaching Assistants experienced in BSL ASAP. As a BSL Teaching Assistant you will help deaf students in their Education by interpreting spoken English into British Sign Language (BSL) and adapt learning materials.

You will also:

- Take into account the needs of your learners

- Help them communicate with others in class

- Support them by lipspeaking and notetaking

- Interpret between spoken English and BSL

- Be creative in adapting learning materials to match learners' interests

- Use a range of ways to help them grasp what is required in class

- Help students to produce written work

- Support learners in talking about their learning needs with teachers

- Build relationships with learners, their families, and other professionals

- Think of ways for learners to become more independent

- Provide deaf-awareness training for other staff and students

- Support the school/college in improving the environment for hearing aids and lipreading

If you have excellent communication skills and would like to further develop an understanding of deaf culture, this could be the job for you.

To apply for this role you will need a experience or a Certificate in BSL. You will also need experience of working with children or adults with deafness or hearing loss.​

All applicants will require the appropriate qualifications and training for this role. Please see for details.

All pay rates quoted will be inclusive of 12.07% statutory holiday pay.

Teaching Personnel is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All candidates must undertake or have undertaken a valid enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. Full assistance provided.

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