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British Sign Language Teaching Assistant

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British Sign Language Teaching Assistant

Teaching Personnel are currently working with a large Burnley Primary School to appoint a British Sign Language Teaching Assistant. The successful candidate would be required to support an individual deaf child access class lessons, learning materials, and communicate within day-to-day school life. Experience of supporting deaf individuals within a school setting is required and you must hold BSL at a minimum of level 2. As a BSL Teaching Assistant, you would aid deaf students in their Education by interpreting spoken English into British Sign Language (BSL) and adapting learning materials.

You will also:

- Take into account the needs of the pupil you are supporting
- Help the pupil communicate with others in class
- Support them by lip speaking and notetaking
- Interpret between spoken English and BSL
- Be creative in adapting learning materials as to make it accessible for the child
- Help students to produce written work
- Support learners in communicating with teachers
- Build relationships with the pupil and their family
- Develop ways of enabling the pupil to become more independent
- Provide deaf-awareness training for other staff and students
- Support the school in improving the environment for hearing aids and lipreading

If you have the relevant qualifications, an excellent understanding of hearing impairment needs, and wish to support children within in a Primary School setting- this could be the role for you.

If interested, please send a copy of your CV to

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. This advert is for a temporary position. In some cases, the option to make this role permanent may become available at a later date.

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