Specialist Sensory Teaching Assistant - Visual Impairment
Full time - term time
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39 Weeks per year. Grade G. (£21,793 - £24,477) dependent on length of service. Plus SSA (£1,324) pro rata to TTO working and hours worked.
Salary amounts quoted are from the 1 September to 31 August and therefore if you commence employment part way through the academic year, they are subject to an equated salary adjustment.
Grade G plus SSA, 37 hours per week, term time only.
An opportunity has arisen within the Low Incidence Needs Team (LINT), Gateshead Council, for a Specialist Sensory Teaching Assistant (Visually Impaired).
LINT works across the 0-25 age range within both mainstream and special school settings. You will be expected to work flexibly where required across Gateshead.
We are looking for applicants who meet the higher-level teaching assistant standards or hold an equivalent specialist qualification. You will be required to have or be willing to work towards the Grade 1 Braille qualification and achieve Grade 2 (contracted) within 2 years.
You must have knowledge of the impact of vision loss upon learning and development, a good understanding of child development, learning processes and barriers to learning. You should have worked with National/Early Years curriculum, programmes and strategies.
Experience of working with children/young people with vision impairment is essential, along with the use of specialist resources and technologies relevant to the post. You will also be experienced in the effective use of ICT to maintain records and to support learning.
We offer excellent achievement and development opportunities. You will join a supportive team of experienced professionals dedicated to providing high quality support and advice to Gateshead schools and settings on behalf of vision impaired children/young people and their families.
You must hold a current driving license and have access to a car or means to mobility support.
If successful, you will have to apply for an enhanced Disclosure.
Online applications only at www.gateshead.gov.uk