Access Communication Support Worker

Job Roles:
Other - schools related roles
Organisation Type:
Primary Education
Primary School/Academy
Contract Type:
Subject Area:
East Midlands
Contract Term:
Fixed Term
Salary Description:
NJC 19 £18,746 FTE
13th Feb 2018
Start Date:
David Ross Education Trust
Job Ref:

Kings Heath Primary School, Northampton

If you are ambitious, inspirational, creative, open-minded, and want to be part of our success then we want to hear from you.

Providing our young people access to a world-class education and enrichment experiences is what drives us. Our students benefit from a wealth of opportunities to develop, learn and lead. From the classroom, to cultural visits, sports, music and arts and engaging with our local communities, the rich and varied experiences we create help fuel ambition and unlock potential. The education and experiences equips our young people with the leadership skills, team spirit, resilience and confidence to become outstanding citizens.

We work alongside outstanding organisations and individuals who are happy to share their expertise and skills in supporting the Trust’s vision, to give children better life chances through access to the best education and support we can give them.

About the role

This post is to work under the direction of the class teacher to facilitate communication in order to support the learning, educational progress and inclusion of a profoundly deaf child. The postholder will support the pupil’s access to the EYFS/National Curriculum and participation in the life of the school by using BSL to provide effective communication.

15 hours per week (Monday to Friday – afternoons); 39 weeks per year.

Fixed term to 31 August 2018 then subject to review.

Salary & Benefits

• NJC19 £18,746 FTE
• Access to Local Government Pension Scheme

Who we are looking for

• Ability to use British Sign Language at Level 2, and actively working towards Level 3
• Ability to combine British Sign Language and other methods to provide total communication
• Educated to GCSE level or equivalent including English, and maths at C grade or higher (or equivalent e.g. level 2 skills)
• Good written and verbal communication skills: able to communicate effectively and clearly with a range of staff, children, young people, their families and carers
• Knowledge of behaviour management, including issues specifically relating to deaf children
• An ability to adapt materials and resources for lessons
• Able to contribute to and identify the most appropriate strategies to support and meet the deaf pupils needs
• Proven experience of working with deaf children
• A good understanding of the needs of deaf pupils, the impact on learning and the support required to ensure they make progress
• Demonstrable interpersonal skills
• Ability to work successfully in a team
• Maintain confidentiality
• A knowledge and understanding of how to communicate effectively with a deaf pupil

About The David Ross Education Trust

The David Ross Education Trust (DRET) has grown to a network of 34 academies, incorporating primary, secondary and grammar, and special schools. We employ over 2000 people with the primary focus of raising the standards of education for 13,000 young people. Whatever your role, you should know you are contributing to achieving our vision of inspiring the next generation of young people to be the best they can in whatever they choose. Our aim is to be the country’s leading academy chain, committed to delivering the highest educational standards alongside an unrivalled package of sporting and cultural enrichment, including events such as the DRET Spring, Summer and Winter Cups, Music Cup, volunteering trips abroad, and regular trips/visits throughout the year.

We are incredibly lucky to be able to work alongside outstanding organisations and individuals who are happy to share their expertise and skills in supporting the David Ross Foundation's vision to give children better life chances through access to the best education and support we can give them.

While each academy is unique, we share common goals, aspirations, values and methods that enable us to work collaboratively and collectively to achieve our mission. We operate regional hubs, whereby academies work with other schools who are part of the Trust so we can share skills and knowledge, allowing them to benefit and learn from each other. We offer high quality programmes for CPD and Leadership Development delivered through our Teaching School Alliance to support our practitioners to deliver high quality teaching and learning across our academies.

Apply now

To apply for the position, please submit your application by 28 February 2018.

Kings Heath Academy is committed to equality, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS check is required for all successful applicants.

Closing Date:
Contact Details:
David Ross Education Trust
Tel: 01476 566801
Contact: Recruitment

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