Learning Support Assistant – Visual Impairment, Northamptonshire

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Northampton CollegeNorthamptonshire
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Contract type: Part Time
Salary: Salary: In the range of £18,385 - £20,428 pro rata, Actual Salary (30 Hours): In the range of £13,205 - £14,673 per annum, dependent on skills and experience
Contract term: Fixed Term

Reference Number: ME1617093a
Hours: Up to 30 Hours per week, 40 – 41 weeks per year
Contract: This post is being offered as either fixed term or hourly paid.

Northampton College is the leading provider of Further Education in Northamptonshire, and financially outstanding. Our state of the art campus and reputation puts us in a dynamic and unique position to meet both the learning and training needs of individuals and employers.

Northampton College receives a number of applications from students with a variety of visual impairments. A specialist team support the diverse and varied requirements of the students studying on programmes across the college. 

This new post will play a key role in ensuring high quality support, including necessary adapted materials provided to students with visual impairments on mainstream study programmes. General learning support may also be provided in a group, a small group or on a one to one basis depending on the requirements of the students. 

We are interested in applicants from a variety of backgrounds, including education and industry. Applicants must be qualified in Braille at Grade 2. They should also have a qualification in supporting learning for students with visual impairment or willingness to achieve this.

Applicants will need the ability to use and model specialist approaches e.g. sighted guiding, use of canes, touch typing or willingness to learn, and the ability to provide adapted resources for students with visual impairment, including: Braille, large print, tactile, audio, or willingness to train.

If you would like to be part of a successful team please apply via our on-line application form; www.northamptoncollege.ac.uk, clearly outlining your experience, skills and qualifications.

This post will require a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

Closing date: (Noon), Monday 28 August 2017.
Interview date: Monday, 18 September 2017.

We strive to achieve diversity in our staff to reflect the community we serve.


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