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Teaching Assistant for the Deaf

  • Location

    Newham, London

  • Sector:

    Secondary Education

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  • Salary:

    £14 - £15 per hour

  • Contact:

    Ryan Thurkettle

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  • Published:

    26 days ago

  • Duration:

    1 Year

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  • Startdate:

    September 2021

Teaching Assistant of the Deaf - BSL Level 2 or above

Full time, long term job

Start date - ASAP

A long-term Teaching Assistant job is available within a friendly and community focused College/Hospital based in the London borough of Newham. Your job as a Specialist Teaching Assistant will be to provide one to one/Group support for Deaf pupils. This position is available full-time (Monday to Friday).

Your job as a 1:1/Group practitioner will be to support the pupils to access the curriculum by communicating via BSL.

You will make sure that they are able to understand what they are required to do (under the direction of the class teacher) and assist in the asking and answering of any questions they may have about the work that has been set. You will be ensuring that they are working at a comfortable pace and maintain focus to meet learning goals.

You will also support the pupil in all aspects of classroom interaction, group activities, and wider school life. You will build an effective working relationship with the pupils, ensuring that they feel that they can approach you for help, and working closely with them to build their confidence in all aspects.

Should you wish to apply for this position, you will need;

  • Relevant and referenceable experience of working with children.
  • Ability to communicate via British Sign Language
  • Experience of working with children with additional needs
  • An empathetic and approachable manner
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • A genuine desire to support the pupil, enhancing learning and development.

To apply for this position please send your CV detailing relevant skills and experience ASAP.