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
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.
Thomas Hinderwell Primary Academy
- Mainstream school with state - academy funding
- Primary School
- Students of mixed gender, age 3 - 11 years