Communicator (Hearing Support) (Fixed Term)

Recruiter
MyJobScotland
Location
Aberdeen
Salary
£10,085 - £10,753 per year
Posted
12 Oct 2016
Closes
20 Oct 2016
Sector
Other
Aberdeenshire Council Job Description Before applying for this job, it is important that you read the Applicant Guidance by clicking on the attachments below. These explain the job role and the type of person we are looking for. Communicators will be required to promote access to the curriculum for assigned pupils through BSL and other appropriate strategies, as directed; to create and produce resources/materials to promote access to the curriculum, as directed; and help to create a supportive and positive atmosphere where pupils can work towards independence and inclusion. Communicators will work closely with Hearing Support teachers, as well as mainstream staff. Communicators will be required to support the delivery of education to assigned pupils with a hearing impairment who require to use BSL to access the curriculum. Communicators will be appointed to the Sensory Support Service and may be required to work with different pupils in a primary or secondary educational setting, as appropriate. This post is regulated work with children and/or protected adults under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007. The preferred candidate will be required to join the PVG Scheme or undergo a PVG Scheme update check. An offer of employment by Aberdeenshire Council will be subject to the outcome of this check being satisfactory. The preferred candidate will also be required to provide an Overseas Criminal Records Check from other countries as deemed necessary. An offer of employment by Aberdeenshire will be subject to the outcome of this check being satisfactory. Fixed term for a period not exceeding 30/06/2017. Location - This post is based in South Aberdeenshire supporting both Mearns Academy and Carronhill School. Informal Enquiries to Pat Dinwoodie - 01224 744786. Responsibilities You should be proficient in British Sign Language (BSL) Level 2 CACDP or equivalent. Excellent ICT skills would also be useful. You have the ability to communicate effectively together with the ability to work on own initiative and as part of a team. You will work flexibly and in partnership with school staff, Hearing Support staff and other professionals to meet the needs of the children. To support pupils who use BSL to access the curriculum To produce materials for pupils with a hearing impairment, including signed books and visual timetables To support the use of information technology and other appropriate strategies to promote access to the curriculum for pupils with a hearing impairment To support Hearing Support teachers and mainstream teachers in curriculum planning and preparation of resources for pupils who use BSL to access the curriculum To support Hearing Support teachers and mainstream teachers in the adaptation of the learning environment for pupils with a hearing impairment To work in partnership with parents, teachers from the Hearing Support Service, class teachers and other professionals to support the education of identified pupils To encourage hearing impaired pupils to stay on task in class and to help pupils with classroom routines To promote awareness of needs of hearing impaired pupils To promote social inclusion of hearing impaired pupils To assist, as directed, in the supervision of the designated pupil(s) to ensure safety in school activities, including practical activities To have specific responsibility, within an agreed and planned procedure, for the safety of named pupil(s) during emergency school evacuation To have specific responsibilities within a planned response to any anticipated emergencies The Individual Essential Criteria A minimum of BSL Level 2 or equivalent A minimum of 2 Highers, including Higher English, or ability to work at that level Awareness and understanding of needs of children/young people with a hearing impairment Experience of working with children of school age High level of communication skills - written and oral Information technology skills Good organisational skills Ability to work as part of a team Ability to use initiative and work independently Ability to respect confidentiality Pleasant manner with children and adults Flexible and adaptable approach A recognition of and respect for rights of people with a hearing impairment A commitment to the policy of equal opportunity Desirable Criteria Experience of children or adults with a hearing impairment Experience of working with young people who use BSL First Aid Qualification Creative - useful to have ideas for creating new resources Awareness of curriculum for excellence Job Location This job was originally posted as www.totaljobs.com/job/66862702

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