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The British Association of Teachers of the Deaf
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Position Location Closing Date
Advisory Teacher of the Deaf Red Oaks Primary School 18 Sep 2017
Teacher of English to Deaf Children Heathlands School 17 Jul 2017
Specialist Teacher for Hearing Impaired Children Suffolk County Council 16 Jul 2017
Teacher of the Deaf Blanche Nevile School for Deaf Children 14 Jul 2017
Volunteer Teacher of the Deaf Makeni, Sierra Leone 12 Jul 2017
Volunteer Teacher of the Deaf Blantyre, Malawi 12 Jul 2017

Advisory Teacher of the Deaf
Red Oaks Primary School

Red Oaks Primary School

Hearing Support Team, Red Oaks Primary School, Redhouse Way, Swindon SN25 2AN
Tel: 01793 493920
Fax: 01793 493921
Email: jpeterson@redoaks.swindon.sch.uk
Web: www.redoaks.org
Red Oaks Primary School

Salary:MPS/UPS + up to 2 SEN
(dependent on experience and qualifications)
Term:Permanent
Location:Based within Red Oaks Primary School
Supporting children within the Swindon Area
Start date:November 2017/January 2018
Closing date:Monday 18 th September 2017
Interview date:Wednesday 27 th September 2017

Due to retirement and change of hours within the team, an exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Hearing Support Team (HST) in Swindon, as a Full Time Advisory Teacher of the a Deaf

The HST is based within Red Oaks Primary School in North Swindon. From this innovative base we provide support and advice to families and professionals of deaf children and young people aged 0-25 across the Swindon area

The Successful Candidate will

  • be a qualified teacher preferably with the mandatory qualification for a Teacher of the Deaf
  • have experience of teaching deaf children across a variety of age ranges and educational settings
  • have a minimum of BSL level 1 qualification with a willingness to progress their skills further
  • have an up to date knowledge of the new SEND code of practice
  • be able to manage a busy caseload and prioritise accordingly
  • be willing to be highly flexible in their thinking and approach to secure the best outcomes for pupils on their caseload

For further details, job description, person specification and an application form please visit our website at www.redoaks.org

For an informal discussion about this post or if you would like to arrange to visit the team please contact Tamara Turchet, Senior Advisory Teacher of the Deaf on 07740 037338 email: tturchet@redoaks.swindon.sch.uk

Completed application forms should be posted to the address above or emailed to Jackie Peterson jpeterson@redoaks.swindon.sch.uk

Applications must be received no later than 12.00 noon on Monday 18 th September 2017

Red Oaks Primary School & The Hearing Support Team are strongly committed to protecting and Safeguarding children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
All post holders are subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service Check
Red Oaks Primary School and the Hearing Support Team comply with current Data Protection Legislation.
This document may be shared within Swindon Borough Council Children Services.


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Teacher of English to Deaf Children

Heathlands School

Heathlands Drive, St Albans AL3 5AY.
Email: head@heathlands.herts.sch.uk

Required for September 2017 (or as soon as possible after)

Salary Range: MPS/UPS, fringe allowance and SEN points dependant on qualifications

This is a permanent, full time position but part time applicants or those able to offer reduced hours over 5 days would be considered.

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the staff of this vibrant, high achieving local authority special school for deaf children aged 3-16. We are looking for an enthusiastic, flexible and committed teacher to join a well-established team. The successful candidate will teach English at KS3/4 leading to GCSE and other accredited courses. The ability to offer a second subject would be an advantage.

Qualified teachers of the deaf or those with such aspirations are invited to apply. Knowledge of British Sign Language or a commitment to work towards minimum BSL3 is essential. Benefits include, laptops for all teachers, extensive staff development programmes including the opportunity for in house sign language training and qualification as a teacher of deaf children.

Heathlands is committed to safeguarding pupils and this post will require an enhanced DBS check.

Application forms to be returned to:

The Head Teacher, Heathlands School, Heathlands Drive, St Albans AL3 5AY. Email: head@heathlands.herts.sch.uk For an informal discussion phone 01727 807807 to speak to the Head Teacher.

Closing date: Monday 17 July 2017 at 12 noon


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Specialist Teacher for Hearing Impaired Children
Suffolk County Council

Suffolk County Council

Bungay
Tel: 0345 601 4412
Web: www.suffolkjobsdirect.org

UPR + SEN
Ref: SCC01106

You will join the CYP Sensory and Communication Service to provide education and social care services to children and young people with sensory impairment or communication needs across Suffolk.

The service consists of a multi-disciplinary team that includes education consultants, teachers, social workers and a variety of support staff who provide specialist support for children and young people aged 0 - 25 with hearing, visual or multi-sensory impairments as well as those with speech and language difficulties.

This is a varied role to give support and advice as well as monitoring the effectiveness of the provision made by the school whilst providing specialist teaching.

You will develop fully inclusive approaches and manage some staff, including communication support staff. You will also monitor individual Deaf learner progress in-line with school based systems, conduct relevant language assessments and you could take a lead role in training.

This is a new role hosted by a school with a strong inclusion philosophy. If you would like any further information and / or an informal discussion, please contact Sheila Hackett on 07894 599110 or Sara Brierton on 07912 596976.

Apply online at www.suffolkjobsdirect.org or call 0345 601 4412 quoting the job ref.

Closing date: 1pm, 16 July 2017.
Interview (Warner and Panel) date: 19 July 2017.

This authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. DBS checks required for relevant posts. Suffolk County Council - welcoming diversity.


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Teacher of the Deaf
Blanche Nevile School for Deaf Children

Blanche Nevile School for Deaf Children

North London
Tel: 020 8347 3760
Email: admin@blanchenevile.org.uk
Web: www.blanchenevile.org.uk

Primary age range
Salary: MPS + Inner London Allowance + 1 SEN point (3 days per week for one year in the first instance)

Blanche Nevile School for Deaf Children, North London
We are an exciting, innovative and successful provision for deaf children aged 3 - 19. We have purpose built provision and the primary department works in partnership with Highgate Primary School, offering the best of both worlds through quality inclusion and small class specialist teaching. We are looking for an excellent primary practitioner to join our skilled team of deaf and hearing staff with a commitment to a child centred sign bilingual approach.

Ofsted Report 2012
‘The pupils make excellent progress in their personal development and self-confidence’.
‘The care of pupils is outstanding’.

The successful candidate will:

  • have high expectations and excellent planning and differentiation skills
  • have BSL level 2 or a commitment to train
  • have excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • promote effective inclusive education for deaf pupils
  • be flexible with a commitment to work in partnership with a mainstream team

Teacher of the Deaf qualification desirable but not essential. Experience across the primary age range desirable as is experience of teaching children with SEN. Additional support and training will be given if required.

Informal visits to the Primary Department (Storey Road, North Hill, Highgate N6 4ED) are warmly welcomed by appointment. Please call 020 8347 3760.

For further information and an application pack please visit www.blanchenevile.org.uk

Completed applications should be returned to admin@blanchenevile.org.uk

Closing date: Noon Friday 14 th July 2017
Interviews: AM, Wednesday 19 th July 2017


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Volunteer Teacher of the Deaf

Makeni, Sierra Leone

Email: Kavita@sound-seekers.org.uk
Web: www.sound-seekers.org.uk

Sound Seekers is looking to recruit a volunteer Teacher of the Deaf with experience early years teaching and training teachers in deaf awareness and effective inclusion of a child with hearing loss in a mainstream school setting, to be based in Makeni, Sierra Leone.

Background
In 2013, Sound Seekers established a targeted paediatric screening project in Makeni, Sierra Leone. The aim of the project is to identify children with hearing loss as young as possible so that they can be adequately supported with audiological and educational services. As a result of the introduction of targeted hearing screening in Makeni, combined with the Ebola outbreak, enough young children have been identified to form a nursery class at St Joseph’s School for the Hearing Impaired in Makeni. Additionally, Sound Seekers is looking to improve the knowledge and skills of mainstream teachers in effective inclusion of children with hearing loss in mainstream schools.

Description of the role
The volunteer Teacher of the Deaf will:

  1. Establish a nursery class at St. Joseph’s school;
  2. Work alongside the school management team in adapting the space available for the nursery class, and planning and organising the timetable with appropriate learning activities (including stories, songs, games, physical activities, craft work etc.) to develop the children’s communication and language;
  3. Train the local staff (teachers and class assistants) to ensure that the class can run effectively after the volunteer placement ends;
  4. Deliver training, including Training of Trainers, on inclusion of children with hearing loss to teachers/schools identified by St Joseph’s;
  5. Identify committed in-country teachers to roll out the training to other mainstream teachers to ensure sustainability;
  6. Support Sound Seekers’ partnership with Sightsavers who are implementing an inclusive education project in Bombali District (of which Makeni is the capital). This may involve (not an exhaustive list):
    1. Review and input to training modules and teacher training curriculum on inclusion of children with hearing loss; and
    2. Support to training of inclusion champions, teachers etc as needed.

The above is indicative of the type of work envisaged but is not an exhaustive list. Additional activities are likely to be undertaken based on need in consultation with Sound Seekers.

Education/Experience Requirements

  • Qualified as a Teacher of the Deaf with experience in early years teaching.
  • Experience working with children with special needs and behavioural problems (preferably children with hearing loss), with a particular emphasis on language and communication development.
  • Experience in implementing Maternal Reflective Methods of teaching.
  • Basic knowledge of American Sign Language, including finger spelling, would be useful (but also could be learnt in situ).
  • Experience of training teachers on inclusion of children of with hearing loss in mainstream settings.
  • Previous experience of working abroad, particularly in Africa, is desirable though not essential.

Conditions of Placement

  • Location: Makeni, Sierra Leone
  • Preferred start date: 1st October 2017 (negotiable)
  • Duration: 3 to 6 months (subject to availability)
  • Sound Seekers will cover costs of travel to and from Makeni, and will pay a living allowance expected to cover food, accommodation and medical insurance. There is no salary attached to this position.

Application procedure
The deadline for applications is 12th July 2017. To apply, please email Kavita Prasad at Kavita@sound-seekers.org.uk with subject line “Application for volunteer Teacher of the Deaf - Sierra Leone” with an up-to-date Curriculum Vitae and a cover letter explaining your suitability and interest for the role as well as your availability.


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Volunteer Teacher of the Deaf

Blantyre, Malawi

Access to Education – Comprehensive Audiology Services, Blantyre, Malawi
Email: Kavita@sound-seekers.org.uk
Web: www.sound-seekers.org.uk

Sound Seekers is looking to recruit a volunteer Teacher of the Deaf with experience training teachers in deaf awareness, the use of hearing aids and the needs of a child with hearing loss in a mainstream setting, to be based in Blantyre, Malawi.

Background:
With funding from Jersey Overseas Aid (JOA) and Department of International Development UK (DFID), Sound Seekers now has clinical and mobile audiology facilities based at Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital (QECH), in Blantyre, Malawi, which have transformed the direction and treatment of hearing loss in adults and children in the area. Although the audiology provision is of a very high standard, support beyond the clinic environment remains very limited. It has long been recognised that in order to maximise the benefit of hearing aid fitting and of placement of deaf children in mainstream and special schools, it is essential that there is support both in the home and school environments. Sound Seekers is now seeking to pilot an education component of the comprehensive audiology project to complement and support the audiology provision now available at the new clinic at QECH and also with the services of the HARK mobile outreach clinic based there.

With funding from DFID, Sound Seekers conducted an education scoping visit in Malawi in 2016 and identified that patients being treated at the clinic and/or on outreach were receiving no educational follow up. Furthermore, it was identified that the 90 itinerant special needs (ISN) teachers in Southern Malawi need further training as they currently cannot provide the specialist support needed by pupils with hearing loss placed in mainstream schools.

Sound Seekers will place a volunteer Teacher of the Deaf from the UK in Malawi for six months to train Malawian ISN (Itinerant Special Needs) teachers in deaf awareness, the use of hearing aids and the needs of a deaf child in a mainstream setting. Two lead special needs (LSN) teachers will be selected from among those trained to follow up and support children identified with hearing loss and/or fitted with hearing aids through the QECH audiology services. The materials devised from another successful Sound Seekers' project ‘Access to Education’ in The Gambia will be a useful start for the training materials for the Malawian LSN teachers to use with mainstream teachers but will need further adaption for the Malawi context.

Description of the role:
The volunteer Teacher of the Deaf will be the technical lead for the education component of the Comprehensive Audiology Service in Blantyre, Malawi. The role of the Teacher of the Deaf will include:

  1. Training 90 ISN teachers including on: Train the Trainer skills; inclusion of children with hearing loss in a mainstream setting; and basic awareness on Primary Ear and Hearing Care;
  2. Adapting the teaching materials from Gambia to the local Malawian context (The materials will include teaching theory manuals, and communications materials such as posters and hand-outs for teachers in other schools);
  3. Developing further training materials based on need identified;
  4. Providing quality assurance by observing training carried out by trained teachers and carrying out further refresher training based on need identified;
  5. Identifying and recommending two lead special needs (LSN) teachers to be based at the new audiology clinic and work with the clinic staff, patients and schools;
  6. Providing advanced training particularly on training of trainers to the LSN teachers based on skill gaps identified;
  7. With the Education Project Manager, coordinating with relevant stakeholders from the Ministry of Education and schools; and
  8. With the Education Project Manager, conducting a final workshop to share learning and results from the pilot programme, improve collaboration and coordination on hearing loss particularly between Ministry of Health and Ministry of Education and advocate for better inclusion of children with hearing loss in mainstream schools and more capacity for intake in deaf schools.

Education/Experience Requirements

  • Qualified as a Teacher of the Deaf.
  • Extensive experience of home and school based teaching support for deaf children of a wide range of ages, including in the home, and mainstream and special school settings.
  • Previous experience of working abroad, particularly in Africa, is desirable though not essential.

Conditions of Placement

  • Location: Blantyre, Malawi
  • Preferred start date: 15th September 2017 (negotiable).
  • Duration: Minimum 6 months with possibility of extension based on need.
  • Sound Seekers will cover costs of travel to and from Blantyre, and will pay a living allowance expected to cover food, accommodation and insurance. There is no salary attached to this position.

Application procedure
The deadline for applications is 12 July 2017. To apply, please email Kavita Prasad at Kavita@sound-seekers.org.uk with subject line “Application for volunteer Teacher of the Deaf - Malawi” with an up-to-date Curriculum Vitae and a cover letter explaining your suitability and interest for the role as well as your availability.


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