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BSL Teaching Assistant

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Are you experience in BSL or Makaton?

Are you experienced suppoting the needs of childrn or adults who are deaf or hearing impaired?


I currently work with a large SEN School in the Burnley area who utilise BSL / Makaton to support the needs of their students who are deaf or hearing impaired. The role will involve assisting deaf or hearing impaired pupils in their education by interpreting spoken English into British Sign Language (BSL) or using Makaton to aid communication and adapt learning materials.

You will:

- 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


You may also be required to support the needs of other students with SEN including PMLD, SLD, ASC and complex needs therefore experience in this area would be preferable.

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

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