Closes 15.04.21

Teacher of the Deaf
Berkshire Sensory Consortium Service

The Berkshire Sensory Consortium are seeking to appoint two qualified Teachers of the Deaf with the mandatory qualification to join a large team who work across the six Berkshire Local Authorities.

Starting Date: September 2021

Location: Initially 1 post based in Slough/Maidenhead and a 2nd post in Wokingham.

Salary: MPS 6 including Outer Fringe + 1 or 2 SEN (depending on qualifications. UPS may be available for a qualified Teacher of the Deaf with the relevant experience.

Closing Date: Thursday 15th April 2021
Interview Dates: Thursday 21st and Friday 22nd April
Job Reference: EDS111

The Berkshire Sensory Consortium Service (BSCS) currently have two vacancies for Teachers of the Deaf who hold the mandatory qualification or are in training to work in a peripatetic role with schools, early years settings, special schools and families (0-25) to build their capacity to meet the needs of learners who have a hearing loss through our Advisory and Teaching programmes.

We are looking to appoint enthusiastic, motivated professionals who are committed to working in partnership with all of our stakeholders and who seek to improve the outcomes for all of our young people with hearing loss. The role as a Teacher of the Deaf requires excellent interpersonal skills, flexibility and the ability to work independently as well as contributing to the wider team within the Service. The ability to be well organised and to meet deadlines is essential. For more details on the role please see the Job Profile.

We will consider suitably experienced teachers without the mandatory qualification who are interested in developing their specialist skills to work with pupils who are deaf. The successful candidate will be an outstanding practitioner who has recent classroom teaching experience, a passion for SEND and is willing to undertake the two-year specialist postgraduate qualification to train as a Teacher of the Deaf, paid for by the Berkshire Sensory Consortium Service. The Service provides a mentorship programme for all new members of staff and for those in training.

Due to the nature of this role you must be able to travel independently to meet the requirements of the post. A mileage allowance is available from your office base. A full driving licence and access to a vehicle is desirable. Teachers within the Service may work across more than one of the Berkshire Local Authorities and occasionally in neighbouring authorities supporting Berkshire pupils on a short-term basis.

Part time may be considered for a Qualified Teacher of the Deaf.

The Berkshire Sensory Consortium Service as part of Achieving for Children is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to the safeguarding and welfare of all children and young people. The successful candidates are required to have a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check as part of our safer recruitment.

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact:
Gail Ditchfield, Hearing Impairment Coordinator 07786 511851 or email Gail.ditchfield@achievingforchildren.org.uk

To find out more about the Berkshire Sensory Consortium Service, visit: http://berkshirescs.btck.co.uk/

How to apply

To apply visit http://www.rbwm.gov.uk and click on ‘Jobs and Careers’

Interviews will be held on the 22nd and 23rd April and will be held online. Candidates will be asked to demonstrate a lesson plan they might deliver to a primary or secondary pupil on developing vocabulary.