Job Title: Specialist Support Assistant
Hours: 32.5 hours estimated shifts Monday - Friday 8:30am- 15:30pm (subject to change)
Salary: £9.55 per hour
Location: Bradford BD2
All Applicants must hold:
NVQ2 or above
English and Mathematics GCSE/O level A* - C or equivalent
Relevant specialist qualification
***Must be able to perform all duties and tasks with reasonable adjustment, where appropriate, in accordance with the Equality Act 2010 in relation to Disability Provisions.
Be prepared to work occasionally outside normal hours***
Key Purpose of Post
· To undertake and implement work/care/support programmes with individuals/groups to
enable access to learning for pupils and to assist the teacher in the management of pupils
and the classroom. This may be under the direction of a QTVI, OT, SLT, Physiotherapist
or Habilitation Officer or senior SSAs. Work may be carried out in the classroom or
outside the main teaching area.
· To facilitate access to the curriculum and whole school environment for children/young
people with vision impairment, and to provide support to the specialsit VI curriculum.
· Provide detailed and regular feedback to teachers on pupils' achievement, progress.
Main Responsibilities of Post
1. Supervise and provide specialist support for pupils with vision impairment, ensuring their
safety and access to learning activities and promote the inclusion and acceptance of all
pupils within the school.
2. Assist with the development and implementation of individual programmes of work, as
detailed in the EHCP, and to include braille / tactile/ habilitation programmes.
3. Provide feedback to pupils in relation to progress and achievement under guidance of the
teacher, and encourage pupils to interact with others and engage in activities led by the
4. Accurately record and provide detailed and regular feedback to teachers on pupils'
achievement, progress, problems and other relevant issues.
5. Promote good pupil behaviour, dealing promptly with conflict and incidents in line with
established policy and encourage pupils to take responsibility for their own behaviour
6. Prepare, maintain and use specialist equipment required to meet the lesson plan /
relevant learning activity and assist pupils in their use.
Relevant experience requirement: Will be used for shortlisting
The applicant is required to provide evidence of having previously spoken fluently to members of
the public in order to meet either the Lower threshold or Advanced threshold level outlined under
Special Knowledge above.
Experience of working within an Educational setting, with an age range of children appropriate to
Experience of working with children and young people with a visual impairment including those
with additional difficulties.
Experience of assessment, needs/risk assessment, environmental audits, mobility,
Experience of preparing and delivering programmes of daily living skills/cane skills/road safety,
bus travel, access to shopping centre's/supermarkets
Experience of using a range of hardware / software, and specialist ICT