Qualified Teacher of the Deaf – Ref: CH23720

Walsall, West Midlands
Salary: M1 or UPS depending on experience + SEN allowance
19 Apr 2021
07 May 2021
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Walsall Children’s Services - Advisory Support Team

Qualified Teacher of the Deaf – Ref: CH23720
Salary: M1 or UPS depending on experience + SEN allowance
To start as soon as possible

Are you a Qualified Teacher of the Deaf?

If so, this Specialist Teacher Adviser role will interest you. The Hearing Impairment (HI) Team consists of Qualified Teachers of the Deaf. The team works with children, their families, early year’s settings, schools (mainstream and special) and colleges.

The team provides advice and support to hearing impaired children and young people aged 0 - 25 to promote their communication development, inclusion, empowerment, progress and raising of achievement.

The HI team are part of the wider Advisory Inclusion Team, which includes the SEND Early Years Team and Visual Impairment Team. This highly regarded team works in partnership with Walsall schools to ensure that all children and young people with SEN and disabilities have full access to education and the opportunity to achieve their potential.

In addition to being a Qualified Teacher of the Deaf you will be expected to have extensive classroom experience as well as knowledge of the wider field of special educational needs (SEN). You will be committed to inclusion and making a difference to pupil outcomes. You will also appreciate the importance of teamwork within a peripatetic service and be able to show evidence of supporting colleagues.

This role may involve a significant amount of travel, for which a mileage allowance is made, and you must be able to fulfil this requirement. However we are currently working virtually.

You will:

  • need be able to communicate effectively with a variety of professionals, parents and children
  • have a good level of experience in working with children who have SEN and a good knowledge of how to promote education access for children and young people with a hearing impairment or the ability to gain this knowledge.
  • have an up to date working knowledge of the SEND Code of Practice
  • have an understanding of the principles of inclusive education in relation to children and young people with a hearing impairment.
  • have the ability to use ICT effectively, including to support hearing impaired children in their learning and provide training
  • need to be creative, adaptable and sensitive to the individual needs of deaf children, young people and families.

For an informal discussion about this post please contact Maria Kidd (Maria.kidd@walsall.gov.uk) or Alexander Webley (Alex.webley@walsall.gov.uk).

Closing date for applications: 7th May 2021

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The successful candidate will be required to apply for a criminal disclosure check through the Criminal Records Bureau at the appropriate level.  Walsall Children’s Services is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Walsall Children’s Services welcomes applications from all sections of the community irrespective of race, colour, gender, sexual orientation, age or disability.

This post is covered by the Government’s Code of Practice on the English Language Fluency Duty for public sector workers .

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