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BSL Teaching Assistant

Job Description:

Teaching Assistant Required Immedietly

We are looking for teaching assistants that are confident and capable in using British Sign Language to level 2 or Makaton for a specialist school in Leicester.

You will be supported by staff who are experts in teaching hearing impaired children. 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 School has Primary, Secondary and Post 16 students and caters for the needs of students between the ages of 4 – 19 with a wide range of educational difficulties from moderate to severe and complex needs. Some students have additional sensory, autistic or speech. language and communication needs. 

The successful applicant will;

  • Hold BSL level 2 certification/ Makaton or have sign language experience

  • Be confident supporting complex needs and willing to upskill with training (provided on site) when required

  • Be resilient when facing emotional difficulties

    Alongside the friendly staff team you will be responsible for creating a positive and safe learning environment for all students.

    To be considered for the role you must have:

    Experience and understanding of a range of SEND.
    A positive attitude and flexible approach.

  • Additional requirements:

    Reference details will be requested prior to registration.
    Current DBS registered with the DBS Update Service – if you do not have a DBS registered online PK Education will provide full assistance in getting you one.

    Salary and Benefits:

    Competitive rates of pay from between £65 and £75 per day

    24/7 support and feedback from experienced education consultants.
    Exposure and networking opportunities to associated schools.
    Claim up to £150 worth of vouchers with each referral of a teacher or teaching assistant.

     

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