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SEND and Inclusion Specialist Support Worker (for children with a visual impairment)

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Job Summary

Contract Type:
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Full time - term time
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Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 14/06/2021 23:59
Grade 6, £21,748 - £24,491 pro rata per annum
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An approved team location. However, you may be required to work at any Durham County Council building, as required.
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Job details 

Closing date:
14 Jun

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This job is closed for applications.

Further information

Children and Young Peoples Service
Early Help, Inclusion and Vulnerable Children

Post: SEND and Inclusion Specialist Support Worker
Grade: Grade 6, £21,748 - £24,491 pro rata per annum

We are looking to recruit a Specialist Support Worker with experience of working with children and young people with a vision impairment to join our team. The role will be to facilitate access to the curriculum and whole school environment across primary and secondary mainstream settings, ensuring safety and inclusion as well as promoting positive social skills and independence.

You need to have excellent IT skills and be able to use mainstream and specialist equipment to develop pupil’s competence and independence in their use of ICT and specialist technology in learning activities.

You will need to be flexible in your approach to modify materials to meet individual needs and work in co-operation with the subject and specialist teachers of the visually impaired.

We are seeking someone who has good braille skills or is willing to train to Grade 2 in the first year of appointment and to further develop subject specific braille as part of their development. Specialist Support Workers will be given the opportunity to develop specific skills, increasing personal knowledge and professional development in this varied specialist role.

For further information about the post, please contact Cath Ridley at cath.ridley@durham.gov.uk.

The successful applicant for this post will be required to apply for a Disclosure & Barring Service Enhanced Disclosure.

It is anticipated that interviews will be held 25th June 2021.

As a disability confident employer, we are committed to employing disabled people and people with health conditions making reasonable adjustments to support disabled applicants when required.

Apply on-line via the North East Jobs Portal or for further assistance contact the Payroll and Employee Services Team on Telephone: 03000 264086. Email: PESCYPS@durham.gov.uk

In line with the County Council’s Recruitment & Selection Policy, please note that we are unable to accept CV’s. Any information provided on CV’s will not be considered for short-listing purposes.

Please note that all communication regarding your application for this post will be sent to the email address that you have registered with North East Jobs, including your invite to interview if you are short-listed. Please check your email after the closing date for notification from ‘DONOTREPLY@NORTHEASTJOBS.ORG.UK’ as you will not be notified by any other means.

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