Closes 28.01.20

Role Responsibilities:

Manage and develop support for children/young people with a sensory impairment.
Provide high quality advice on the needs of children/young people undergoing statutory assessment.
Provide information, support and advice to families, education staff and other professionals to provide effective learning experiences and inclusion.
Developing and delivering training for educational settings.
Ensure current knowledge of national, regional and local developments in area of expertise.
Provide advice and support to Education Officers on education, policies, building design and modification to progress towards effective inclusive education. Support officers at Tribunal or in court when it is professionally appropriate to do so.
Work with settings to support them to manage curriculum access and through monitoring, intervention and evaluation.
Ensure settings are suitably challenged to maximise learning. Support building their capacity through knowledge building.
Monitor and evaluate the implementation of agreed strategies.
Provide technical advice and training regarding the use of specialist equipment and modifications to the physical environment that may be necessary.
Manage own caseload, prioritise workload as appropriate and work in partnership with all relevant stakeholders and partners.
Contribute to the performance of the Service by positively and proactively sharing knowledge and developing others in specific area of expertise.

Essential Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

Fully qualified teacher status (QTS).
Qualified Teacher of the Deaf (QTOD).
British sign language qualification (Level 1 minimum).
Substantial experience teaching in the classroom as well as experience in the wider field of Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND).
Enthusiastic, positive and committed to equality of opportunity.
Experience of managing additional support for pupils with SEND.
Knowledge of Special Educational Needs including Education, Health and Care Plans.
Experience of modifying or adapting the curriculum to meet the needs of individual learners to inform target setting.
Ability and willingness to work in homes and educational settings with children and young people 0-25.
Ability to work collaboratively and effectively with colleagues, other professionals and families.
Evidence of continued professional development.
Ability to work independently and flexibly within a team.
Ability to present information and communicate effectively demonstrating good interpersonal skills.
Effective oral and written communication skills.
Able to access information through the use of IT.
Commitment to County Policies and up to date knowledge of the Children Act.