Specialist Practitioner HI / VI

SpinWell Global
Northallerton, UK
Closing date
1 Oct 2020

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  • Role: Specialist Practitioner HI / VI- RQ401307
  • Contract Length: 15/09/2020 to 01/11/2020
  • Location: Northallerton
  • IR35: IN SCOPE
  • Pay Rate to Candidate: £16.12 per hour

Job context
The Inclusion Service works in partnership with all schools and settings within North Yorkshire to promote the inclusion, participation and achievement of children and young people with SEND. These services are allocated into SEND hubs, co-ordinating provision at a locality level across CYPS as a whole, to ensure needs are met holistically. This role involves a specialist level of spoken communications so a confident use of English language is required.
  • To manage a peripatetic caseload as specified by the line manager and in accordance with service policies
  • To provide appropriate, individually tailored support, advice and early intervention for CYP on caseload. This may include:
Running EY parents groups
Modelling interventions and approaches to schools and settings over longer periods of time
Coach other practitioners in effective support, including support within the home
Observations of functioning and planning intervention groups
Writing EHCP advice (signed off by teacher)
Direct intervention using evidence based approaches, for example Secrets of Words, travel training
Support for children using assistive technology and training to staff in their use
Habilitation training
  • To provide data on children and young people's progress and outcomes to inform
  • Local authority data collection and analysis, service development and professional performance management;
  • To advise children and young people, parents, and staff on the management and use of specialist equipment as necessary.
  • To contribute to IEP's and specific programmes of work.
  • To contribute to reports, reviews and re-assessments as required, including writing advice for EHCPs with support of specialist teachers.
  • To work as part of a co-operative locality hub team based on a flexible approach to support.
  • To effectively monitor, manage and advise schools on appropriate resources.
  • Work within the boundaries and ethos of school/service policies and procedures.
  • Prioritise and manage own workload within the boundaries of the role, and as advised by professional lead
  • Ensure that all work is planned for maximum efficiency and minimal travel.

  • Up to date knowledge of technology, resources and issues relevant to Visual Impairment (VI) or Hearing Impairment (HI)
  • Knowledge of Early Years / Pre-School initiatives
  • Knowledge of Statutory Assessment procedures/Code of Practice
  • Knowledge of mainstream School curriculum
  • Up to date inclusive practice in the education of children with HI or VI

What is required qualification;
  • Basic numeracy and literacy qualifications to GCSE level to professional qualifications
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