Teaching Assistant Post for children with a Hearing Impairment

Cannon Park Annexe, Bransford Avenue CV4 7PS
£18,672 - £21,693 pa pro rata
24 Jul 2018
16 Sep 2018
Job Ref
Contract Type
Part time permanent
Working Pattern
Term time

Required to start as soon as possible an experienced and highly motivated teaching assistant is required to join a well-established team. You will need to be creative, imaginative and sensitive to the individual needs of deaf children and young people.

Under the advice of a qualified Teacher of the Deaf you will facilitate the fullest possible inclusion of deaf children within their educational peer group and provide support to deaf children in a range of settings including family homes, schools, preschool settings and Unit settings across the City.

• Minimum qualification in British Sign Language at BSL 1 (or equivalent) with a willingness to learn BSL2
• GCSE Grade C in English and maths (or equivalent)
• Experience of working collaboratively as part of a team in the support of hearing impaired children and/or children with special educational needs

Coventry is a vibrant, multicultural city with a fascinating and inspiring story to tell and an arts and cultural scene that deserves the title UK City of Culture 2021. You will be joining a committed, nurturing and hard working team that is a highly valued part of the People’s Directorate.

For an informal discussion about this post, please contact:
Heulwen Hindson Deputy Lead - Hearing Impairment Team heulwen.hindson@coventry.gov.uk  

Working Pattern

28 hours per week – Term Time Only

Interview Date

1 October 2018


In return, we can offer you an excellent pension scheme, childcare vouchers, 'MyCar' scheme, interest-free loans on annual travel cards, discounts at a number of city centre restaurants, shops and other establishments.

Equalities Statement

Coventry City Council is committed to delivering the best possible services and improving the quality of life for Coventry people. In order to do this effectively we aim to have a workforce that represents the diverse communities we serve, embracing and utilising the broad range of skills, experiences and perspectives this brings.

We are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for all. This includes making adjustments or changes for people who have a disability or long-term health condition

Key Requirements

This post is exempted under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such appointment to this post will be conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactory response to a check of police records via Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

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

This post is covered by the Code of Practice on the English language fluency for public sector workers

Please note we will communicate any interview arrangements with you via email, so please check your email (including Spam/Junk) and WMJobs account on a regular basis after submitting your application.

Supporting documents
Job Description and Person Specification.pdf

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