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Sessional Communication Support Worker (Fixed term until June 2018; term time only) (Re-advertisement)

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Contract:VBSS Sessional Fixed Term

Salary:£9.92 per hour with an additional payment made each month for the annual leave entitlement that is accrued in that month

Closing date:26/09/2017

Start date:TBC

There’s never been a more exciting time to join West Nottinghamshire College Group. West Nottinghamshire College Group has grown from a local college to an international organisation with a reputation for dynamism and success.  The college group is made up of a number of separate companies all with education and training to the very highest level at their heart.  

We embrace and encourage all those who are driven to better themselves, achieve their goals and reach new heights. Outstanding resources combined with exceptional tutors and student support means that whatever your ambition, we can help you to achieve it.

Vision Business Support Services Ltd (VBSS) provides high-quality support services to all aspects of the college group, VBSS is a subsidiary company of West Nottinghamshire College and provides an important service and plays a pivotal part in the success of the college and creating an exceptional learner experience.

JOINING OUR JOURNEY

When you join our college, our staff have access to numerous benefits and facilities:

  • Pension Scheme
  • Occupational Health Service
  • Childcare Voucher Scheme
  • Enhanced Maternity/Paternity provision
  • Staff Development days/week (July)
  • Free confidential counselling service
  • Staff recognition awards
  • Free car parking
  • On-site Butterflies Day Nursery (Derby Road)
  • On-site hair and beauty salon, Revive Spa, fine dining Refine Restaurant and Create Theatre

ABOUT THE ROLE

You will be part of a team that provides a wide and varied range of communication support to d/Deaf and Hearing Impaired learners, thereby enabling them to access the full range of curriculum and College activities.

Integral aspects of this role include ensuring that d/Deaf and Hearing Impaired learners have full access to programmes of learning either by relaying information using British Sign Language, Signed Supported English, notetaking, and lipspeaking, whilst meeting the diverse individual learning styles of d/Deaf learners.

The ideal candidate will be expected to provide flexible methods of communication support which will usually require more than one method of support, i.e. working alongside colleagues in supporting a learner (2:1) in a classroom situation with a BSL user, notetaking, signing and or transcribing/modifying language. 

This is a challenging role that requires an understanding of d/Deaf culture and the needs of learners with a range of Learning Difficulties and Disabilities.

Flexibility is essential in this role as you may be required to support learners accessing residential which may include an overnight stay or learners accessing evening or Saturday courses.

This role attracts a market allowance payment, further details to be discussed at interview.

The role will require you to embed the companies’ values; working with Professionalism, taking Responsibility for your actions, and giving Respect to clients and colleagues alike.

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