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Level 3 BSL Support Assistant

Job description

A specialist school in Wetherby are seeking a Teaching Assistant to support students wih Hearing Impairments.
The students are Hearing Impaired with additional learning needs and require support across the curriculum and within their chosen subjects. Due to the nature of pupil needs, it is essential that the successful candidate is trained in BSL to at least Level 3.

This is a fixed term contract for one term, with the opportunity to become a permanent member of staff. It will be your responsibility to act as a key worker for specific students, providing feedback and liaising with school and college staff to monitor progress.

The school caters for pupils aged 3-19. Some pupils have special needs in addition to deafness such as visual and physical impairments, dyslexia, dyspraxia, autism and ADHD. Most pupils arrive with linguistic levels significantly below their hearing peers but have the opportunity to study a wide range of GCSE and other nationally accredited courses. After post 16, students go on to university, further education or employment. The primary department uses a unique approach to reading and language development, the Maternal Reflective Method. This uses the pupils' own conversations to develop a reading text and matches the child's interest level with their linguistic development, providing a bridge into literacy.

Other professionals such as physiotherapists, occupational therapists and psychologists work together to provide a holistic approach to meeting pupils' needs.


To register with Teaching Personnel and apply for this role, or to find out more information about available jobs in your area, please contact Rebecca Holden on 0113 224 0234 or email
Teaching Personnel is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All candidates applying to jobs through Teaching Personnel must undertake or have undertaken an Enhanced Disclosure via the DBS - Full assistance provided (AGY)

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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