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Date Added: Fri 16/09/2022

Specialist Teaching Assistant

Hyde, UK
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Job Type: Permanent, FullTime

Salary: £16,200 - £19,200 per annum

Specialist Teaching Assistant

Location- Hyde

Start date- ASAP

Salary- £1350-£1600 per month

Hours- 8.30am-3:30pm

Employment Type


Tameside Inclusion service are looking for a specialist teaching assistant for hearing / visual impairment to join our team. We are looking for someone who has strong experience in working with children with SEND; who is keen to learn new skills including braille and British Sign Language; and who has is very good with learning about new technology. The successful applicant will be joining us in our work around supporting inclusion and successful outcomes for children and young people in Tameside with hearing and / or visual impairment.

Tameside is an amazing place to live and work. As one of the largest employers in the borough, we can offer you a wide range of challenging and rewarding career opportunities. We are working for a brighter future - together and our commitment to you is that our workplace culture will provide a shared purpose, a well-led organisation with valued people succeeding together as one team.

The Sensory Inclusion Service has a vacancy for a specialist teaching assistant for hearing / visual impairment, working 30 hours a week, term time. We support children and young people with sensory impairment from birth to school leaving age.

The successful candidate will need to have an NVQ 4 or equivalent in childcare. They will need to have strong technical skills to support our work around access for children and young people with visual impairment. This will include the ability to research new pieces of equipment, learn how to use them, and teach children, young people and adults about how to use them.

Candidates should have experience of working with children and young people with SEND, ideally sensory impairment, as well as with families, schools and settings, and a range of other professionals. They should be committed to multi agency working, and to safeguarding children and young people. They should have a good knowledge of how children develop language, and of facilitating the development of communication, social skills and independence.

Candidates should be able to work well as part of a team; have excellent interpersonal skills; and have a strong commitment to improving outcomes for children and young people with sensory impairment. Flexibility is also essential within this role. The successful candidate will be part of friendly and proactive team who are strongly committed to providing an excellent service for children and young people with sensory impairment. Staff on the team receive ongoing performance development and supervision.

Please apply today, search Empowering Learning for more information about us or contact myself for more information.

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