Early Years Visual Impairment Play Specialist - Term Time

Specialist Teaching and Learning Services, Westerham

  • Ref:KCC106-1001-33S
  • Posted:24/04/2020
  • Pay:Kent Range 6 (£20,222 FTE)
  • Start Date:1 September 2020
  • App Close Date:14/06/2020 at 23:45
  • Interviews:2 July 2020


Early Years Visual Impairment Play Specialist

Part Time - 24 hours per week - Term Time Only

£11,105 actual gross p.a. (Kent Range 6)

Based in Ashford, Shepway or Dover (open to negotiation)

We are seeking to appoint an Early Years Visual Impairment Play Specialist to join an enthusiastic and successful countywide team for Sensory impairment. This is an opportunity for practitioners from the Early Years Foundation Stage (birth to 5 years of age) to work with young visually impaired children through play-based intervention.

The Sensory Service works with children from birth or diagnosis in the home and preschool settings. You will work with individual children with visual impairment supporting development through play-based activities and plan for the smooth transition from home to settings or schools. You will work under the direction of a Coordinator for Visual Impairment and contribute to a multi-disciplinary approach.

Applications are invited from qualified and experienced Early Years practitioner (NVQ Level 3 in Early Years and Childcare or equivalent) with additional qualifications in, or experience with, Portage, visual impairment, Braille, mobility or other related specialisms.

This post will deliver services to young visually impaired children in South Kent (Ashford, Shepway or Dover district) and the post will be based with one of the Specialist Teaching and Learning Services teams.

You must be able to travel across Kent to meet the requirements of the service. - travel expenses are paid. Applicants should describe in their application how they meet the criteria of the person specification.

For more information please contact Karen Martin on 07827 361247 or email kmartin@valence.kent.sch.uk

Valence School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of every student and we expect all our staff and volunteers to share this commitment. References will be taken up before interview and the successful applicant will require an enhanced DBS check.

Information about the school

The Specialist Teaching and Learning Services team, employed by Valence School, provides a service for children and young people (0 - 19 years) with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). We also offer advice and training for pre-schools, mainstream schools and academies on how to meet the needs of children with SEND. The STLS Sensory Service team delivers sensory support across the county and operates from 14 different bases.

Our specialist teachers are experienced teachers with a qualification in one or more areas of SEND. They work alongside other professionals in providing effective and co-ordinated support. Our aim as a team is that children and young people with Special Educational Needs can have their learning, physical, social and emotional needs met, so that they can be fully included at school and make good educational progress.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Human Resources
  • Address:Valence School, Westerham Road, Westerham, Kent, TN16 1QN
  • Telephone: 01959 567841
  • Email: slowndes@valence.kent.sch.uk


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Our School and all its personnel are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children. This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service.