Deaf Support Worker

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Full time - term time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
07/07/2022 11:59
£23,023 - £24,920 per annum, pro rata (£18,743- £20,288 (actual salary) dependent on length of service
Hours per week:
37 hours per week
Job Category:
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
Newcastle upon Tyne
Post Number:
Number of posts:
Closing date:
7 Jul
Further Information

Term time only

Required September 2022 or as soon as possible, Newcastle SEND Sensory Service is seeking to appoint a Deaf Support Worker to join an enthusiastic team who support the achievements of deaf children and young people, their families, early years settings and schools across the city.

Although the successful candidate will be appointed to a city-wide Service, the role will initially be based in the Hearing Impairment Additionally Resourced Provision (HIARP) at Benton Park Primary school. The HIARP is a well-established successful provision which is an integral part of the school.

It is a general occupational requirement that the post holder is deaf and has BSL as their first language.

The successful candidate will have:-
• the ability to promote a positive view of Deafness and differences in culture and be a positive role model for deaf children & young people.
• experience of supporting pupils with a range of special educational needs and an understanding of barriers to learning.
• understanding of and commitment to inclusive education and an ability to work effectively as part of a multi-agency team
• the ability to work with parents, other colleagues and relevant professionals.
• be an enthusiastic, well motivated and adaptable individual with good organisational, communication and interpersonal skills.

Please refer to the job description and person specification for further details of this role. Applicants must evidence within their applications that they meet the person specification.

References will be requested prior to interview.

Closing date: Thursday 7th July 2022 at 11.59 a.m.
Shortlisting date: Friday 8th July 2022
Interviews: Week beginning 11th July 2022

For further information or an informal conversation please contact Rebecca O’Leary, Specialist Lead Teacher HI
E-mail: rebecca.oleary@newcastle.gov.uk
Tel: 07795015485

We are committed to protecting and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expect all staff to share this commitment. This post is working in regulated activity. If you are successful we will undertake additional recruitment checks which will include a check to see if you have had any criminal convictions, a check of police information and we will check the barred list(s). It is a criminal offence for a barred individual to apply for a job in regulated activity.

As this post involves working with children, vulnerable adults or dealing with sensitive information, written references will be taken up and made available to interviewers before the final selection stage; even if you indicate otherwise.

Apply online at www.northeastjobs.org.uk, select 'Apply Now' and complete our online application form.