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Specialist Support Worker

Candidate required to assist in supporting Hearing Impaired children across Primary and Secondary Enhanced mainstream provisions.

Experience of working with children with a hearing impairment and knowledge of Sign Language would be beneficial but not essential.

Part time - 3 days per week.

Qualifications

Essential -

? NNEB (Cache), BTEC Diploma in Childhood studies, NVQ level 3 in Childcare and Education/Early Years and Education.

Desirable -

? further relevant qualification/ training e.g.

SEN
? BSL signing skills
? Deaf Awareness

Experience

Essential -

? experience of working with children with Special Educational Needs

Desirable -

? experience in working with pupils on targets from individual programmes (e.g.

speech and language therapy)
? experience of working with pupils who have a hearing impairment

Skills/Knowledge

Essential -

? ability to work flexibly as part of a team,
? good organisation skills,
? good communication skills.
? willingness to undertake appropriate specialist training

Desirable -

? knowledge of SEN issues
? knowledge of ICT
? ability to take on responsibility
? working knowledge of hearing aids /cochlear implants / FM systems

Personal Qualities

Essential -

? a commitment and understanding of safeguarding issues
? supportive references
? the ability to travel to and between various sites across the county.

Desirable -

? enthusiasm
? sensitivity to pupils' needs




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