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Specialist Teaching Assistant - Sensory Impairment
  • Employer: Halton Borough Council
  • Reference: SP/21/150587
  • Published: Fri 07/05/2021, 9:20 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 23/05/2021, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Term Time
  • Hours: 32.5 hours per week
  • Salary: £19,312 - £21,748
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Halton Borough Council, Cheshire

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Specialist Teaching Assistant - Sensory Impairment

An exciting opportunity has arisen in Halton’s SEN Service for a Teaching Assistant to support children with visual, hearing and multisensory impairment across Halton. This is a varied and interesting role which will enable the successful candidate to work in children’s homes, in early years settings and primary schools with a caseload of children. The sensory team is well-established and respected by parents and carers and schools and settings across Halton.

We are looking for someone who has empathy and understanding of some of the difficulties associated with vision and hearing impairment and who has experience of supporting children with special educational needs and disabilities.

As successful candidate you will have good knowledge and understanding of language development and be able to support with the planning and delivery of developmentally appropriate interventions. You will have experience and understanding of delivering speech and language programmes. You will also be experienced in using BSL and sign supported language is essential for this post.

We can offer the successful candidate:

  • Support and supervision from well-experienced, qualified sensory teachers
  • Training opportunities and support to further develop their knowledge and skills in the area of sensory impairment and language development
  • Essential car user allowance to support travel across the Borough of Halton 

The role will involve regular travel across the borough and sometimes further afield. Therefore, the post holder must have a driving licence and access to a vehicle. Where necessary, reasonable adjustments will be made in accordance with the Equality Act 2010.

For an informal discussion about this post, please contact Ami McNamee (Lead for Specialist Teaching Advisory and Autism on 0151 511 8571

Interviews will be held on 7th June 2021

Interview will take place via Microsoft Teams, no face to face interviews will take place.


Please refer to the Person Specification when completing your application.