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Intervenor Deafblind Children Teaching/Child Support - Fixed Term - Special Needs Position

Specialist Teaching and Learning Services, Westerham

  • Ref:KCC886-7021-17S
  • Posted:08/09/2017
  • Pay:Kent Scheme 8 (from £12.68 per hour)
  • Start Date:Nov 2017
  • App Close Date:24/09/2017 at 23:45
  • Interviews:11 October 2017

Job Description




Do you have experience of working with deafblind children and young people?

Do you have a qualification in BSL or Braille?

Do you want to be a part of a successful countywide team for children and young people with sensory impairment?

This is a peripatetic role providing services to deafblind children in Thanet, Canterbury, Swale, and Dover.

It is a temporary post from September 2017 to the end of July 2018 - continuation after this date is dependent on funding.

Based in East Kent with the Specialist Teaching and Learning Services

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 18 years of age.

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.

Applicants should be experienced in working with children and young people with sensory impairment and hold a suitable qualification within this field at NVQ level 3 or equivalent.  An additional qualification in MSI/deafblind, sign language, Braille, mobility or guide-communicator will be required.

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 20 hours per week will be delivered flexibly to meet the needs of children, young people and their families.  A major proportion of the work will be delivered in the late afternoon or early evening with occasional weekend events.

The ability to travel to meet the requirements of the service is essential.

The postholder will work within the Specialist Teaching and Learning Services – Sensory Service which is part of Valence School.  

For details about sensory services please contact Jane Cottle, County Coordinator for Visual Impairment and MSI, on 07834 764288.

For further information please contact the HR Department at Valence School.

To apply please complete the application form and equality and diversity monitoring form and email to vacancies@valence.kent.sch.uk

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

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.