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The Council is embarking upon a major programme of change to modernise the way we work and reduce our carbon footprint. In April 2019 we moved to Hounslow House, a new landmark building located in Hounslow town centre, our new technology will enable staff to work remotely and flexibly to improve the service we provide to residents and to help our staff achieve a better work/life balance.
About Hounslow's SEN Specialist Support service (SENSS)
Hounslow's SEN Specialist Support service (SENSS) is well established and respected, providing a hearing impairment, vision impairment and physical disability/ complex medical needs advisory service to schools and educational settings for the children and young people of Hounslow.
We are looking for a Qualified Teacher of the Deaf (ToD) with substantial experience of working with children with a hearing impairment to take up the post as soon as possible or from September 2020.
The Advisory Teacher’s (HI) post involves working within a multi-disciplinary service, of enthusiastic and successful sensory impairment and physical disability advisory teachers, supporting the effective inclusion of children in mainstream and special school/settings; and working with children and their families.
The London Borough of Hounslow is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people, and vulnerable adults and expects all staff to share this commitment.
- To provide an effective and responsive Hearing Impairment Advisory Service to meet the needs of children and young people throughout the borough and operates in accordance with Council Policy and Government legislation, through the delivery of the main responsibilities and tasks as outlined in the Job Description.
- To provide a Hearing Impairment Advisory Service to schools and educational settings, in response to referrals received by the SEN Specialist Support service (SENSS) for children and young people with a hearing impairment.
- To support the inclusion within schools of children and young people with a hearing impairment. This will be achieved by the provision of advice, information and direct teaching/training.
- To provide practical support and advice to the parents and carers of pre-schoolers, children and young people with a hearing impairment, to facilitate the child’s language development and the management of audiological equipment.
- Must have substantial experience of working with children in a specialist provision/unit/center for children with a hearing impairment or mainstream school. Suitable candidates with experience of working with children and young people with hearing impairment that do not hold the mandatory qualification but are either undergoing/ willingness to undertake and complete the qualification required to become a Qualified Teacher of the Deaf within 2 years of taking up the post may be considered for the post.
- A minimum of 6 years’ experience as a Qualified Teacher of the Deaf (ToD) in mainstream schools and/ or specialist HI provision for children and young people with a hearing impairment.
- Successful experience of working with pre-school children with a hearing impairment would be an advantage.
- Candidates should have a sound understanding of the SEND Code of Practice: 0-25 with particular regard to children with a hearing impairment and a commitment to driving up the educational standards for these children.
Essential for the Role:
- Qualified Teacher Status.
- The Mandatory Qualification for Teacher of the Deaf status.
- Current driving licence and access to a car (for which a mileage allowance is paid).
- Attendance at recent and relevant INSET to maintain and develop expertise in working with children with physical disability and / or complex medical needs and / or motor problems.
- Enhanced DBS check is required.
This post is considered by the authority to be a customer-facing position; as such it falls within scope of the Code of Practice on English language requirement for public sector workers. The council therefore has a statutory duty under Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016 to ensure that post holders have a command of spoken English sufficient for the effective performance of the job requirements. The appropriate standards are set out in the employee specification.
If you would like an informal conversation regarding this position, please contact Georgina.Herry@hounslow.gov.uk or 07816 067 852
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Interviews will be held Friday 19th and during week beginning 22nd June 2020 using virtual platform - Microsoft teams