Staffordshire County Council

Communication Support Worker HI

Salary: £23,953 - £27,514 (pro rata for the part time post)
26 May 2022
19 Jun 2022
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Communication Support Worker HI (2 posts)


Salary: £23,953 - £27,514 (pro rata for the part time post)


2 posts:


  • Full time - 32.5 hours per week, term time only (Cheadle, Staffordshire)
  • Part time – 13 hours per week, term time only (Newcastle under Lyme)


Job Share would be considered for the full time post.


Two Communication Support Workers for the Hearing Impaired are required within the Hearing Impairment Team to start on 05/09/2022.  The people appointed will be part of the Specialist Support Service and will be supporting deaf pupils within the County (one in Cheadle, Staffordshire and one in Newcastle under Lyme).  A recognised qualification in British Sign Language at level 2 and an understanding of the needs of a hearing impaired pupil is essential.  As a member of the above Service, you may be required to work elsewhere at the discretion of the Head of Service.



Our large centrally based Team consists of Specialist Teachers, Communication Support Workers, Deaf Role Models, and an ICT Support Technician.  We support children and young people 0-25 with a sensory loss in a variety of settings including homes, nurseries, mainstream schools, colleges, and specialist provision.  We maintain a strong commitment to multi-agency working, inclusive education, high standards of attainment, and quality of life experiences for all our pupils.


For more details or an informal chat please contact:-

Michelle Lane, Deputy Head Sensory Team (Lead HI)

Tel: 01785 356830 / 07855 145718



Samantha Turnbull, Head of Sensory and Autism Outreach Teams

Tel: 01785 356830 / 07807 132581






This Authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.


Staffordshire County Council is an equal opportunities organisation and Disability Confident employer. We encourage applications from all background and communities.


As part of our commitment as a Disability Confident employer, we offer a guaranteed interview to anyone with a disability whose application meets the minimum criteria for the post.


This position is subject to a criminal records check from the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly CRB) which will require you to disclose details of all unspent and unfiltered spent reprimands, formal warnings, cautions and convictions in your application form.


To apply for this post click on the ‘Apply’ button below.


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Closing Date: Sunday 19/06/2022


Interview Date: Thursday 30/06/2022


Please be aware, only application forms completed online will be accepted. We will not accept CV’s or Word application forms.





Our Values


The County Council has adopted a set of values that seeks to achieve the best outcomes for its citizens, communities and employees.


Our People Strategy sets out what we all need to do to make Staffordshire County Council a great place to work, where people are supported to develop, flourish and contribute to our ambitious plans. 


Our values are at the heart of the Strategy to ensure that the focus is on what is important to the organisation and the people it serves:


  • Ambitious - We are ambitious for our communities and citizens Courageous - We recognise our challenges and are prepared to make courageous decisions Empowering - We empower and support our people by giving them the opportunity to do their jobs well.



Benefits for working for us….


We recognise that it is our employees that are central to everything we do. We aim to create a supportive working environment where employees can achieve their full potential and achieve a healthy work-life balance.


In addition to your salary, as a member of staff, you will have access to a range of benefits including:




  • A range of flexible working options, depending on your job role, which includes agile working, flexible retirement Family Friendly Policies - maternity, adoption, paternity and parental leave Volunteering Scheme Training and development opportunities, including coaching and mentoring Access to health and wellbeing support (including Occupational Health, Physiotherapy and Counselling Services) Eye care vouchers Car lease scheme / cycle & car loan scheme / employee car share scheme Bus and rail travel discounts

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