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Communication Support Worker (various hours available, term-time only; 38 weeks)

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Contract:VBSS Term Time

Salary:£19,580 per annum (pro rata for part-time and term-time)

Closing date:31/03/2021

Start date:TBC

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, and 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.

In addition to the BSL Level 2 qualification we would also welcome applications from individuals who hold this qualification but also have experience within the d/Deaf community.

Please specify on your application form the working hours required.

The role will require you to embed the college’s values; Respect, Integrity, Collaboration, High Expectations, Responsibility.

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