Advisory Teacher for Hearing Impairment- Woking
£23,547 - £39,311 per annum (Teachers Main Pay Scale + UPS if applicable) + 2 SEN point for 36 hours per week based at Surrey County Council, 35 Guildford Road, Woking, GU22 7QQ.
This is a fixed term contact opportunity, to cover maternity leave with the Physical and Sensory Support (PSS) service. The contract is term time working for 11 months.
You will be required to provide a car for business use.
Flexible working supported where possible, laptop and mobile supplied. Maternity cover, term-time, teachers pay and conditions, discounted child care vouchers as well as the option to join the car lease scheme. For more information, please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.
An enhanced DBS ‘Disclosure and Barring Service’ check for regulated activity (formerly known as CRB) and the Children’s and Adults’ Barred List checks will be required for this role.
About the Role
This is a targeted specialist teaching service for defined and vulnerable Surrey children and young people (CYP) from 0 to 18 and their educational establishments (home being one of these if very early years). The service identifies and meets individual and organisational need, supports statutory duties and provision and achievement.
PSS operates in a fast-paced, intricate interpersonal environment involving CYP with high level and frequently complex needs. PSS works with their families, schools and educational settings, including FE/HE, and with other professionals and organisations.
This post falls under the terms and conditions of employment for teachers. There is an allocated office base for the post holder (Quadrant Court) but the majority of the time will be spent in delivering the requirements of the job to settings (including home and special settings) across Surrey as directed by PSS management.
You will require an enhanced level of verbal and written communication skills, strong case management skills and have a high degree of specialist knowledge in order to deliver an effective service to high risk and high need groups within extensive statutory frameworks
You will be expected to take part in and promote the values associated with Surrey’s Children’s, Schools and Families Directorate.
Your primary duties, will include but not be limited to:
- To provide information. Support and advice to families, staff and other professionals for effective learning experiences and inclusion of CYP with hearing impairment (HI) through best practice for curriculum and environmental access.
- To liaise with a variety of professionals and stakeholders to implement appropriate support for HI CYP.
- To manage the assigned caseload through defined criteria to provide specialist support, guidance and advice for the curriculum and environmental access and inclusion needs of learners with HI; to work in partnership with all relevant stakeholders and partners including learners and families as appropriate.
- To advise about the implications of HI on development and learning and to monitor the hearing needs of learners to support educational progress.
- To participate in continuing professional development.
- To deliver high quality, bespoke INSET when required in order to develop the knowledge and resilience of service users in understanding and supporting the inclusion of CYP with HI.
- To represent PSS at agreed forums when required to develop and promote best practice regionally and nationally on Post 16 learners with HI.
- To use databases and to keep accurate records in accordance with LA requirements.
- To become familiar with, uphold and promote the aims of the Council's Equality and Diversity policies to ensure non-discriminatory practices in all aspects of work.
For more information please find attached to the bottom of this advert a full job description and person specification which provides further information about the requirements for this role. We look forward to receiving your application.
The job advert closes at 23:59 on 02 July 2017.
Interviews will take place on week commencing 10 July 2017.
Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.