Qualified Teacher of Deaf Children & Young People

  • Employer: Knowsley Council
  • Salary: £30,000 - £46,525 per annum Plus SEN of up to £5,009 per annum
  • Location: Huyton Municipal, Municipal Buildings, Archway Road, Huyton, Knowsley, L36 9UX
  • Contract: Permanent
  • Working Pattern: Full Time/Term Time
  • Hours: Full time Monday to Friday / term time.
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Closing Date: 05/05/2024 at 23:55
  • Reference: CVP 0068A

 Qualified Teacher of Deaf Children & Young People (Full Time)

 Pay Band MPS 1 – MPS 6 / UPS 1 – 3 (Career progression bar at MPS 6)

 £30,000 to £41,333 / £43,266 to £46,525 per annum (pro-rata for part time)

You will also receive an SEN allowance of  up to £5,009 (pro-rata for part time)

To commence in post on the 01 September 2024

An exciting opportunity has arisen to work collaboratively with the wider Inclusion Service to improve outcomes for Deaf Children and Young People. This will be achieved by supporting families, settings and schools to raise educational standards and ensuring that children and young people’s needs are met within an inclusive environment and the key principles for inclusion are embraced. 

The role of the Sensory Impairment Service is to facilitate access and inclusion to ensure children/young people with Sensory Impairment reach their full potential.

The Qualified Teacher of Deaf Children and Young People will:

  • Promote the successful inclusion and learning opportunities of deaf CYP in all educational settings.
  • Demonstrate and promote high expectations
  • Promoting principles of good practice approaches for Sensory Impairment which are beneficial for all children and young people
  • Raising awareness of duties and expectations in line with the Equality Act (2010)
  • Provision of training and INSET as required, to ensure all staff in any setting have the confidence, capacity and the necessary skills to include and meet the needs of deaf children/young people in their setting.
  • Support teachers and institutions in curricular planning, the preparation of materials, adapting the learning environment and the use of technology to enable pupils with sensory impairment to make maximum progress.
  • Review their practice and consider their professional and personal development in line with Specification for Mandatory Qualifications for Specialist teachers of children and young people who are deaf (2016) and Knowsley Values and record this in the agreed format.

Candidates should have:

  • Qualified teacher status
  • Manadatory qualification in Deaf Education
  • current full UK driving licence
  • experience of leading innovative practice
  • an excellent teaching record.
  • ability to lead flexibly, innovatively and responsively in a changing educational context.

We promote applications from all sections of the community, regardless of background, belief, or identity, recognising the value that diversity brings to our organisation. We particularly welcome applications from individuals from Black and Minority Ethnic backgrounds and candidates with disabilities as we acknowledge their underrepresentation in our workforce.

At Knowsley Council we will consider requests for flexible working.  For most roles, the following types of flexibility are usually possible: flexible hours, working from home, compressed hours, part-time.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy earlier than the specified date should we receive sufficient applicants. 

At Knowsley we value our applicants and want them to feel well-informed and welcomed. If you have any questions about this specific job role or what it is like to work at Knowsley, please contact  Paula Harding - Sensory Impairment Service Manager on Tel: 07825 145125 or via email at Paula.Harding@knowsley.gov.uk 

Interviews will take place at the Huyton Municipal Building on Monday, 13 May 2024.

A 10 minute presentation on new innovations or research in Deaf Education will be required as part of the interview process.  

Closing date: Sunday, 05 May 2024

How to apply

Your Application Form should be tailored to reflect the competencies within the person specification. Please note if an Application Form does not reflect the person specification it is unlikely to be shortlisted. To upload your Application Form you will need to click on the link below and create an account with Jobs Go Public if you have not already done so.

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