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Teaching Assistant trained in British Sign Language (BSL)

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Job description

Protocol are looking for learning support assistants/teaching assistants that have experience using British sign language (BSL).

Successful candidates will be required to support and help the development of sensory impaired students across all ages, support academic studies, develop students social and communication skills in hearing impaired SEN settings.

This setting is a specialist school, who educate pupils who are visually impaired, including those who are multi-disable visually impaired, deaf-blind and those with other complex needs. The staff team use a total communication approach combining lip-reading, use of residual hearing and sign supported English (SSE). Pupils with a range of hearing losses are helped to develop language skills, to make progress in their social and emotional development and to have confidence to learn.

The successful applicant will:

  • Hold BSL certification or have sign language experience as a bare minimum
  • Be confident supporting complex needs and willing to up-skill with training (provided on site) when required
  • Be resilient when facing emotional difficulties
  • Be passionate about making a difference in young people's life

Teaching Personnel are the UK's leading Education Recruitment Agency and we are recruiting for similar vacancies across Northamptonshire.

In order to register with Teaching Personnel, candidates are required to have Child Workforce DBS registered on the update service. All candidates are required to complete a Safeguarding course through Teaching Personnel, or provide a relevant safeguarding certificate during your registration process. All offers are conditional upon satisfactory vetting checks and references.

If you are trained in BSL and are looking for a new exciting position making a difference in young people's life, please get in contact immediately and press apply! Alternatively please contact Harry at Teaching Personnel on 01604 521215.

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

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