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Communication Support Worker BSL (Full time and Part time options considered)

Thomas Hinderwell Primary AcademyNorth Yorkshire

The David Ross Education Trust is now recruiting for a Communication Support Worker to support the learning, educational progress and inclusion of a profoundly deaf child.  Full time or part time considered. This role at Thomas Hinderwell Primary Academy could be the ideal next step in your career.

If you are ambitious, inspirational, creative, open-minded, and want to be part of our success then we want to hear from you. See what it means to be part of the David Ross Education trust from our children and parents here.

Providing our young people access to a world-class education and enrichment experiences is what drives us. Our students benefit from a wealth of opportunities to develop, learn and lead. From the classroom, to cultural visits, sports, music and arts and engaging with our local communities, the rich and varied experiences we create help fuel ambition and unlock potential. The education and experiences equips our young people with the leadership skills, team spirit, resilience and confidence to become outstanding citizens.

We work alongside outstanding organisations and individuals who are happy to share their expertise and skills in supporting the Trust’s vision, to give children better life chances through access to the best education and support we can give them.

About the role

This post is to work under the direction of the class teacher to facilitate communication in order to support the learning, educational progress and inclusion of a profoundly deaf child. The post holder will support the pupil’s access to the National Curriculum and participation in the life of the school by combining BSL with other methods to provide effective communication.

Term time only.

The duration of the contract is linked to the time the child is a pupil within the school.

Salary & Benefits

NJC21 - £26,511 FTE

Access to Local Government Pension Scheme

Who we are looking for

British Sign Language (BSL) at Level 3.

Ability to combine sign language, and other methods to provide total communication

Good written and verbal communication skills: able to communicate effectively and clearly with a range of staff, children, young people, their families and carers

Knowledge of behaviour management, including issues specifically relating to Deaf children

An ability to adapt materials and resources for lessons

Able to contribute to and identify the most appropriate strategies to support and meet the Deaf pupils needs

Proven experience of working with Deaf children

A good understanding of the needs of Deaf pupils, the impact on learning and the support required to ensure they make progress

Demonstrable interpersonal skills

Ability to work successfully in a team

Maintain confidentiality

A knowledge and understanding of how to communicate effectively with a Deaf pupil

Basic IT skills

A good knowledge of relevant educational policies / codes of practice / legislation, including those specific to SEND

To be committed to the school’s policies and ethos

To be committed to Continuing Professional Development. Participate in training to develop the competencies to effectively support the deaf pupil and to ensure knowledge and skills are kept up to date

Motivation to work with children and young people

Ability to form and maintain appropriate relationships and personal boundaries with children, young people and adults

Emotional resilience in working with challenging behaviours; and ability to maintain discipline

About The David Ross Education Trust

The David Ross Education Trust (DRET) has grown to a network of 34 academies, incorporating primary, secondary and grammar, and special schools. We employ over 2000 people with the primary focus of raising the standards of education for 13,000 young people. Whatever your role, you should know you are contributing to achieving our vision of inspiring the next generation of young people to be the best they can in whatever they choose. Our aim is to be the country’s leading academy chain, committed to delivering the highest educational standards alongside an unrivalled package of sporting and cultural enrichment, including events such as the DRET Spring, Summer and Winter Cups, Music Cup, volunteering trips abroad, and regular trips/visits throughout the year.

We are incredibly lucky to be able to work alongside outstanding organisations and individuals who are happy to share their expertise and skills in supporting the David Ross Foundation's vision to give children better life chances through access to the best education and support we can give them.

While each academy is unique, we share common goals, aspirations, values and methods that enable us to work collaboratively and collectively to achieve our mission. We operate regional hubs, whereby academies work with other schools who are part of the Trust so we can share skills and knowledge, allowing them to benefit and learn from each other.

Please complete our on-line application form by visiting our website.

Thomas Hinderwell Primary Academy is committed to equality, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS check is required for all successful applicants.