SPECIALIST TEACHING ASSISTANT - VISION IMPAIRMENT

Cardiff, Wales, gb
Company: Cardiff County Council
Category: Educational Instruction and Library Occupations
Published on 2021-07-26 18:10:27

About The Service

The Vision Impairment Team work as part of Achievement and Inclusion within Education and Lifelong Learning to support children and young people with vision impairments from birth to 19+ depending on their educational settings. We work in all settings, including nurseries, private day care settings, mainstream and specialist schools, and some post-16 provision. Our role is to support the development and learning of children with Vision impairments, and to support their inclusion and access to education ensuring that they are able to achieve their full potential.

You would be joining an enthusiastic and dynamic team fully committed to ensuring the best possible outcomes for children and young people with vision impairments.

About the job

The role of Temporary Grant-funded Senior TA within this enthusiastic and friendly team involves working as part of this team to offer support to settings across Cardiff to include Vision Impaired learners successfully, with a particular focus on recovery after the Pandemic. The role also requires the successful applicant to create sprecifically wellbeing-focused activities under the supervision of a specialist teacher and an HLTA.

A significant part of the role involves working with Education Professionals in a range of settings to build their capacity to support VI learners' access to education, through modelling good practice, delivering training, and offering ongoing support and advice.

This role would make an ideal secondment for a person with experience of working with vision impairment who wished to develop their skills in this area.

What We Are Looking For From You

We are looking for a person with experience in the field of Vision Impairment in education, with good skills in ICT, particularly in the field of access technology and equipment for modifying and producing tactile and large print resources.

Additional information

This post is part time/term time and will work 32.5 hours per week/39 weeks per year. The salary shown however relates to 37 hours per week/52 weeks per year and will therefore be pro-rata’d accordingly.

This post is temporary until 31st August 2022.

This post requires registration with the Education Workforce Council.

This post is subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service Enhanced check.

Safeguarding and Child Protection are key priorities for the Council. We aim to support children and vulnerable adults to ensure they are as safe as they can possibly be. Our services and schools are committed to ensuring the safety and protection of all children and vulnerable adults, and will take action to safeguard their well-being, and acknowledge that children and vulnerable adults have a right to protection. This is supported in the general ethos of the Council and all schools.

We welcome applications in both English and Welsh. Applications received in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than English applications.

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