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BSL Teaching Assistant - South Manchester - Supply

Job description

  • British Sign Language (BSL) Teaching Assistant
  • BSL Level 2 qualification
  • Experience or an awareness of the Primary Curriculum
  • A desire to work in an educational setting and progress young people's academic achievements
  • Supply staff

A highly successful sensory support unit require a BSL trained Teaching Assistant to support within a Primary sensory support unit in East Manchester. This unit supports 8 pupils with communication needs and varies between teaching pupils within the unit and alongside their mainstream peers. This school have a lot of need for supply staff due to the focused support that their young people need. A lot of students are worked with on a 1:1 basis and therefore require familiar faces who are able to act as a supply member of staff for this particular school. It is likely that you will be working between 2 - 5 days per week.

This is an ideal position for someone who is currently at University or someone who is looking for a flexible job where you can choose your working days.

The sensory support unit caters for pupils with speech, language and communication needs as well as hearing impairments with BSL being used as a predominant method of communication. The Teaching Assistant would be required to support pupils with hearing impairments within their lessons and on a 1:1 basis, Previous experience as a Teaching Assistant is highly desirable but not essential. The role would require you to support within lessons to make them accessible for the pupil which may involve differentiation or simplification of the work set by the teacher. A lot of the role will also be working as an interpreter, any previous experience as a communication support worker would also be ideal.

This sensory support unit do also require a number of Teaching Assistants to support within their hearing impairment units around Primary and Secondary schools across greater Manchester. Majority of sites require BSL trained staff, however a Teaching Assistant with an awareness of hearing impairments can be utilised at some of the sites.

This school is easily accessible by car or public transport as it is located just off the A6, the closest train station being Levenshulme less than a 10 minute walk away.

Teaching Assistant Specification;

  • BSL Level 2 or higher
  • Good communication skills
  • Experience working as an interpreter is desirable but not essential
  • Previous experience working as a Teaching Assistant is desirable but not essential
  • DBS on the update service is desirable

If you would like any more information, or to apply for this role, please send a copy of your up-to-date CV or call the office on 0161 242 1795

All applicants will require the appropriate qualification and training for this role. For teacher roles, we require a formally recognised teaching qualification. For Support staff our minimum requirement is GCSE English & Maths (A-C) or equivalent.

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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