BSL Teaching Assistant - Stockport

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North West
£50 to £70 per day
Teaching Personnel
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A sensory support unit in Stockport require a BSL trained Teaching Assistant to support within a Secondary Hearing Impairment Unit. This unit supports 8 pupils with communication needs and varies between teaching pupils within the unit and alongside their peers within the specialist scool.

The sensory support unit caters for pupils with speech, language and communication needs as well as hearing impairments and BSL is 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 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 require a number of Teaching Assistants to support within their hearing impairment units around Primary and Secondary schools across Stockport and greater Manchester. Majority of the sites are located within specialist schools and some within mainstream. An awareness of special educational needs would also be of benefit.

This role is a long term supply role and will be likely to last until the end of the academic term with strong potential of continuing into January 2019.

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

If you would like any more information, or to apply for this role, please send a copy of your up-to-date CV highlighting relevant experience 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.

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

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.

Contact Details:
Teaching Personnel
Tel: 0161 242 1795
Contact: Georgia Lloyd

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