Communication Support Worker - British Sign Language

Elmwood Place, 37 Burton Way, Smithswood Solihull B36 0UG
£20,092 - £23,080 p.a. pro rata to 32.5 hours/39 weeks
31 Aug 2021
20 Sep 2021
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Contract Type
Full time permanent
Working Pattern
Term time

Communication Support Worker – British Sign Language

Widney Junior School

Start Date:  Autumn Term 2021

£20,092 - £23,080 pro rata p.a. Incremental progression is dependent on performance.

Full Time or Part Time, Term Time Only up to 32.5 Hours per week

Solihull Specialist Inclusion Service (SISS) is looking to appoint a Communication Support Worker to work at Widney Junior School supporting three children with significant hearing losses.   You would be joining a team of friendly and experienced staff, to support the children in a range of subjects within a mainstream classroom, as well as be delivering high quality interventions. You will also differentiate work prior to the lesson and communicate with mainstream teachers, to allow for necessary adjustments.

Applicants will need to have British Sign Language (minimum level 2), good literacy and numeracy skills, extensive experience of working with children with special educational needs in a school or nursery setting and experience of preparing, planning, delivering and evaluating lessons and work plans under the guidance of a teacher. You will also have great interpersonal, communication and organisational skills.

In return, we offer access to our Employee Assistance Programme – a 24 hour independent, free and confidential advice and support service, as well as various other employee benefits including subsidised travel passes, Cycle 2 Work Scheme, a staff discount card and access to the Local Government Pension Scheme.

To apply, please click on the link below. If you have a specific question regarding this post, please contact Lisa Irving, Coordinator, on 0121 704 6690 .

Please note we do not accept any CVs.

Interviews will take place week commencing 27th September 2021.

Due to COVID restrictions, our interview process is kept under constant review and alternatives to face to face interviews such as video conferencing / virtual interviews may be required. The interview process for this role will be confirmed upon shortlisting based on the guidance at that time and shortlisted candidates will be informed and advised accordingly.

This post will require a DBS check.

This post is covered by the Fluency Duty, as outlined in the Code of Practice on the English language requirements for public sector workers.

Solihull Council is proud to be an Equal Opportunities Employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees - a place where we can all be ourselves and succeed on merit.

Solihull Council has a responsibility for, and is committed to, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk, and requires all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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