Teaching Assistant, Hearing Impaired Children

Cannon Park Annexe
£19,171 - £22,462 pa pro rata
12 Sep 2019
25 Oct 2019
Job Ref
Contract Type
Full time permanent
Working Pattern
Term time

Required to start as soon as possible, two experienced and highly motivated teaching assistants to join a well-established team. You will need to be creative, imaginative and sensitive to the individual needs of hearing impaired 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 hearing impaired children in a range of settings including family homes, schools, preschool settings and Unit settings across the City.

You will have:

  • Recent experience of working with children with special educational needs in an educational setting
  • A good understanding of language development and the communication needs of children with a hearing impairment
  •  British Sign Language at BSL Level 1 or a willingness to learn
  • GCSE Grade C in English and maths (or equivalent)

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.

This is a re-advertisement previous applicants need not re -apply.

For an informal discussion about this post, please contact: Heulwen Hindson Deputy Lead Sensory Team - Hearing Impairment Sensory Team Email: heulwen.hindson@coventry.gov.uk or Telephone 0247678 6174


POST 1: 35 hours term time only, permanent

POST 2:  28 hours term time only, Permanent

Please note: both of these posts are part time, full time hours are based on a 37 hour week, your salary will be pro rata to reflect this.

Interview Date:  05/11/2019


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

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 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 and WMJobs account on a regular basis after submitting your application.

This vacancy and advert will be closed as soon as sufficient applications are received. Therefore, it is strongly advised that you complete and return your application as soon as possible.

When recruiting, we review candidates against our Behaviour Framework . To find out more information about the Behaviour Framework please click here.

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).

Need help with your application?

If you would like support in completing your application, then help is available at the Job Shop. 

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Phone: 024 7678 5740

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Supporting documents
Job Description and Person Specification.pdf

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