Communication Support Worker, Rochdale

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Hopwood Hall CollegeRochdale

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Start date: August 2017
Contract type: Part Time
Salary: £32,523 pro rata, per annum
Contract term: Fixed Term



To meet the needs of Deaf/Hearing Impaired learners including communication support in class and out of class support to remove barriers to accessing learning and participation.

To promote equality and integration for Deaf/Hearing Impaired Learners with curriculum and the wider college.

To encourage learner independence using support strategies.


1. To provide communication support to Deaf/hearing impaired students across the whole College curriculum by using an appropriate method of communication e.g. British Sign Language, Sign Supported English, Lip Speaking, Clear Lip Pattern. This includes incidental hearing, activities, educational trips or work experience.

2. To implement, record, review and adapt support strategies throughout the academic year.

3. To work closely with curriculum to encourage inclusive teaching practice including delivery of awareness information to staff.

4. To provide sign language communication at College functions as required.

5. To develop/adapt Deaf/HI accessible resources/glossaries and moderate language as required.

6. To provide communication support for learners requiring additional social and welfare issues e.g. support with contacting outside agencies.

7. To assist learners with the use of specialist equipment and software.

8. To liaise with the Student Support Manager to ensure student details, PEEPs, exam concessions and specialist equipment are in place.

9. Any other duties, of a similar level of responsibility, as may be required.

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More about Hopwood Hall College
Phase: Further Education
Age Range: 16+ years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Middleton Campus, Rochdale Road, Middleton, Rochdale, M24 6XH, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 161 6437560
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Hopwood Hall College is a further education college located in Rochdale, Greater Manchester. The college was first established in 1992, and since its founding has seen extensive redevelopment and modernisation, including the installation of a brand-n...