Specialist Teaching Assistant - #562290
Sheffield City Council
Deaf/Hearing Support Service
Specialist Teaching Assistant for Deaf/Hearing Impaired children, 29.6 hours per week (term-time only)
An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Deaf & Hearing Support Service as a senior teaching assistant (Level 3).
The successful applicant will have experience of working with children in school settings and will demonstrate good levels of literacy, numeracy and ICT.
BSL (British Sign Language) skills are desirable for this post at Level 1 or Signature Level 2 (or equivalent qualification or experience) however, commitment to develop BSL skills is essential and training in BSL may be offered to the successful candidate.
An NVQ Level 3 teaching assistant qualification or equivalent is also required.
The Service works with d/Deaf and hearing impaired students in schools across the city, and there are opportunities to develop experience and expertise in a variety of roles and settings.
In the first instance the successful applicant will be based in specialist teams in Integrated Resources in a mainstream primary and secondary school, and may also provide outreach support to students in other schools. The work will involve supporting students in mainstream lessons, and one-to-one or small group work.
The ability to travel across Sheffield is required, travel expenses paid.
We are investing in our workforce and are promoting opportunities to our under-represented groups. We value equality, diversity and inclusion and are focused on increasing the diversity of our workforce, particularly the number of Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic, Disabled and LGBTQ+ people, so that our teams reflect the communities in the city we serve. We are also supporting staff with unpaid caring responsibilities to work flexibly.
It is a great time to join us and we welcome your application.
Under the Disability Confident Scheme, disabled applicants, who meet the essential criteria of this job, are guaranteed an interview.
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare and safety of children and vulnerable adults and expect all staff to share this commitment. All successful candidates will be required to complete an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service Check.
Application closing date
Grade 5 (£25,878 - £28,371)