The school wishes to appoint an enthusiastic and energetic Deaf Specialist Teaching Assistant to work with Deaf/deaf children across the curriculum. The person appointed will have good communication and interpersonal skills.
The Teaching Assistant will work closely with the Teacher of the Deaf, who is in charge of the Deaf Resource Base and other Teaching Assistants, and will be working with deaf students. A TA with sign language skills is desirable, otherwise willingness to commit to learning BSL will be considered.
We are a total communication team of highly motivated professionals with a holistic approach to the children’s learning and achievements. The ideal candidate will have BSL Level 3 or above and have experience of working with Deaf young people in an educational setting. St Gregory’s will consider suitable applicants who are willing to commit to achieving a BSL level 3 qualification. The person appointed must be able to differentiate work across all subjects in mainstream classes and should therefore be educated to A level. They will also be working 1:1 with Deaf/deaf students to improve their BSL, literacy and numeracy skills. We would also consider applicants who do not hold a qualification but who would be willing to commit to achieving this, the training will be provided by the school.
Hours of work will be Monday to Friday 8.30am – 4pm, (32.9167 hours p.w.), term time only plus 5 non pupil days and the salary is Kent Range 6, £20,222 (£15,230 pro rata) and Kent Range 5, £18,704 (£14,087 pro rata) for an unqualified person. Your contract would be for 44.1428 weeks per year which includes 5 weeks paid holiday.
St Gregory’s is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and this position is subject to a satisfactory enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service. We are an equal opportunities employer.
To apply, an application form can be obtained on the school website or from Sarah Burgess, Personnel Administrator on 01892 527444 Ext. 1141.