Communication Support Worker, Shepperton, Surrey

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Thamesmead SchoolShepperton, Surrey

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Start date: As soon as possible
Contract type: Part Time
Salary: Surrey Grade 7 £24,642 – £28,590 per annum which equates to £18,993.19 – £22,036.17 pa pro rata
Contract term: Maternity Cover

We are looking to appoint a Communications Support Worker with the ability to help a deaf student to communicate with their teachers and other students.  You should enjoy the challenges and reward of working with teaching staff to support students, individually or in small groups. Previous experience of working with young people is desirable as is an interest in supporting students who have learning and behavioural needs. The role is an exciting chance to play a pivotal role in a supportive and friendly team and also a great opportunity for those wishing to gain further experience of working with deaf children. 

This is initially a fixed term appointment to cover maternity leave.

The successful applicant will:

  • have a BSL qualification to level 2 or 3
  • be able to support Sign Supported English (SSE)
  • have undertaken deaf awareness training
  • support the student by lip speaking, note taking and interpreting between spoken English and BSL
  • help the student to understand and produce written material in class
  • have good communications skills and a commitment to equal opportunities.

For further details and an application form contact Zoe Midwinter, HR Manager on or phone 01932 219 448.

Application forms can also be downloaded from our school website (Twitter @thamesmeadjobs) 

Closing date for applications: 9am, Friday 23rd November 2018.

We reserve the right to appoint before the deadline for an exceptional candidate.  

Thamesmead School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to demonstrably share this commitment. Any successful applicant will be required to undertake an enhanced check by the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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More about Thamesmead School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 16 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Manygate Lane, Shepperton, Middlesex, TW17 9EE, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1932 219 400
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Thamesmead School is a secondary academy school for students aged 11- 16 and is located in Shepperton, Surrey. As a heavily over-subscribed school (over 700 applications for our 210 places in year 7 this year) most of ou...