Teacher of Visually Impaired
  • Employer: London Borough of Newham.
  • Reference: 506
  • Published: Fri 16/04/2021, 15:40 PM
  • Closing on: Fri 14/05/2021, 15:40 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: FULLTIME
  • Salary: £32,157 – £50,935
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Greater London

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Teacher of Visually Impaired

Teacher of Visually Impaired
Main Scale or Upper Pay range + SEN Allowance subject to qualification and experience 

Teacher of Visually Impaired 

We are looking for someone who is a committed and enthusiastic qualified teacher of the Visually Impaired to join a comprehensive and forward thinking Service.

The successful candidate will be responsible for providing direct and consultative services for students with visual impairment in mainstream and special schools. They will need to have excellent oral and written communication skills and understand the barriers to access arrangements and learning that children and young people with a vision impairment face and how these barriers may be overcome. Specialist knowledge and experience in SEND and vision impairment is essential. The post holder will need to have an ability to challenge, motivate and inspire teachers, teaching assistants, parents/carers and professionals across the Children and Young People’s Service. A commitment to inclusive education for all students with visual impairment is required.

A commitment to Newham’s inclusive education policy and furthering equal opportunities for people disadvantaged in terms of race, gender and disability are essential.

The successful candidate will be offered:

•        The opportunity to work within a dedicated specialist team of professionals in a local authority working towards excellence

•        A rich and rewarding environment in which to work

•        A qualified teacher of the visually impaired will be awarded SEN 2 plus incentives in flexibilities of work role for additional responsibilities (to be discussed)

Should you wish to discuss the post further please contact Raj MIstry by email on raj.mistry@newham.gov.uk . A visit is highly recommended.

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Closing date for applications: 14th May  2021

The schools in Newham are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Additional Information

The London Borough of Newham is a Disability Confident employer. Candidates who declare that they have a disability in accordance with the Equality Act 2010 and meet the essential criteria as specified in the Job Profile will be guaranteed an interview.

Priority consideration on all advertised roles will be given to London Borough of Newham Redeployees.

The London Borough of Newham is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable groups and expects staff and volunteers to share this commitment. 

Please be aware that a Disclosure and Barring Scheme (DBS) check will be required for any position with access to these groups under the provision of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

In addition, the Authority reserves the right  to request employees undertake a basic disclosure check (Disclosure Scotland) where required for the role this includes  anyone who has access to (or information obtained directly from) a government database, or has a GCSX account. These posts will be required to have a Basic Disclosure Scotland check as per the requirements of BPSS (Baseline Personnel Security Standards).

Please attach your supporting statement, explaining in no more than x2 A4 sides why and how you meet the criteria for this role.

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