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SUPPORTER FOR DEAFBLIND CHILDREN IN THE HOME AND COMMUNITY
PART TIME - 15 to 25 HOURS PER WEEK - ALL YEAR ROUND
TWO PERIPATETIC ROLES TO PROVIDE SERVICES TO DEAFBLIND CHILDREN
BASE IS FLEXIBLE TO DELIVER SERVICES IN MAIDSTONE/SWALE, SEVENOAKS/DARTFORD or ASHFORD/DOVER AREAS
This is an opportunity for practitioners experienced in working with children and young people with sensory impairment to work as intervenors with deafblind children from birth to 19 years of age.
For those with some experience of supporting learners with complex needs this will include training (the post will be offered at Kent Range 7 during the training period).
The post provides short break opportunities for families of children and young people with deafblindness. The focus of the role is to enhance opportunities in the home and in the community for deafblind children and young people to develop independence and to gain support with their individual communication modes. During COVID-19 pandemic the provision of support in homes will not restart until it is safe. Appropriate protective equipment will be provided.
The post holder will support deafblind children and young people to participate in learning opportunities and community activities outside of the regular school hours. The work will be delivered flexibly to meet the needs of children, young people and their families. A large proportion of the work will be delivered in the late afternoon/early evening, alongside three MSI Family Fun Days a year taking place on Saturdays or Sundays
The ability to travel to meet the requirements of the service is essential.
For details about the role and sensory services please contact Catherine Marshall – Specialist Teacher for MSI/Deafblind - email email@example.com - tel 07740 183753
Please submit your application to the HR team at Valence School by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Valence School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of every student and we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. References will be taken up before interview and the successful applicants will require an enhanced DBS check.
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.
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