Qualified Teacher of the Deaf: Newham Hearing Support Service (NHSS)

Closes 14.05.21

MPS/UPS + SEN 1 or 2 (dependent on experience)
Contract Type: Permanent
Contract Term: Full time
Start Date: ASAP preferred or September 2021
Closing Date: 14th May 2021
Interviews will be held on Friday 21st May 2021
Newham Hearing Support Service, has an established team of peripatetic Qualified Teachers of the Deaf, a Specialist Early Years’ Practitioner and an Audilogy Technician, who work with deaf children and young people from birth to 25. We work with families in the home, with settings, schools and colleges to promote effective inclusion.
This is an amazing opportunity for an ambitious, well-qualified, dynamic and outstanding teacher who is driven towards raising standards and is committed to providing a quality service, which ensures deaf/ or those with a hearing loss are fully included in all aspects of school and family life and have the opportunity to become confident and independent learners.
Successful candidates will have the opportunity to work with our experienced peripatetic team, supporting the Head of Service and working closely with the Specialist Early Years’ Practitioner to meet the large caseload needs of our under 5s and any new referrals from the Newborn Hearing Screening program.
You will be:
• An energetic, enthusiastic and forward thinking Qualified Teacher of the Deaf with experience of SEN and disability, and inclusion into Early Years’ settings;
• Confident with planning and delivering a package of support, advice and ongoing intervention for under 5s with a deafness/hearing loss and their families;
• Able to plan and deliver training to a high standard, to a range of audiences;
• Able to support, challenge, motivate and inspire families, colleagues, teachers, support staff, and other professionals;
• A good communicator, skilled in building relationships with families, other professionals and school staff;
• Monitor and track pupil progress and the effectiveness of intervention programmes with regard to pupil outcomes.
The successful candidate MUST:
• Be a qualified Teacher as defined by the DfE
• Have a recognised Qualified Teacher of the Deaf qualification
• Have experience of working with referrals of deaf newborns and their familes
• Have recent experience of supporting families and pre-school children in prepration for schooling
• Have the ability to work collaboratively with other professionals
• Be able to oversee and advise on the use of audiological equipment used by children
• Have a BSL signing qualification L2 or equivalent
• Be able to demonstrate good interpersonal skills
• Be proficient in written English
• Aware of recent changes to SEND legislation
• Have enthusiasm and energy and above all a sense of humour!

For an informal discussion about the post please contact Keegan Hall-Browne, Newham Hearing Support Service on 0203 373 8979 or email keegan.hall-browne@newham.gov.uk

How to apply

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We are committed to and champion equality and diversity in all aspects of employment with the London Borough of Newham. All employees are expected to understand and promote our Equality and Diversity Policy in the course of their work.

Adherence to Health and Safety requirements and proper risk management is required from all employees in so far as is relevant to their role. All employees are expected to understand and promote good Health and Safety practices and manage risks appropriately.

The Service is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Appointment to this post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring, background check and Childcare Disqualification Check.