Specialist Deaf Support Assistant
Grade 4 SCP 9 – 11
£15230 – £16160 (Actual)
Salary range determined by BSL qualified status
30 hours per week/39 weeks per year
Start date – asap
We are the Local Authority’s secondary provision for Deaf students in West Suffolk. As part of this resource, we require a flexible, conscientious and enthusiastic person to join our successful Learning Support team. You will be supporting students with a range of communication preferences and a British Sign Language qualification is essential.
You will need:
You should have good literacy, numeracy, communication skills and experience of working in a secondary school environment would be an advantage but not essential. The following experience and qualifications are desirable but again not essential when applying for the above position.
- Working with young people who have emotional and behavioural difficulties
- Close working with students either on a 1 to 1 basis or in small groups
- Supporting students identified as being on the autistic spectrum
- Qualified BSL Level 1 and working towards (or aspiring to) Level 2
- GCSE or a level 2 equivalent in Maths and English
King Edward VI CEVC School is a successful, oversubscribed 11-16 school. We are situated in the historic town of Bury St Edmunds (‘the jewel in the crown of Suffolk’), surrounded by beautiful countryside – just over an hour by train to London, and a 30-minute drive to Cambridge.
We will offer you:
The opportunity to work with a supportive team of colleagues with a focus on putting our students at the centre of everything we do.
For more information:
We are receptive to requests for a pre-visit and/or informal contact ahead of making an application. For an informal conversation about this vacancy, or to arrange a visit, please contact Jess Lee, Learning Support Administrator firstname.lastname@example.org or Marie Sanderson, Teacher of the Deaf email@example.com or by calling 01284 761393
Please note during the summer holidays contact can be made with Sarah Trueman, HR & Training Manager firstname.lastname@example.org or 01284 716180 (option 3).
How to apply:
Please see the job description for more information and completed application to be returned to email@example.com
Closing date: 9 am Friday 2 September 2022
Interview date: TBC