Physical and Sensory Support (PSS) is a targeted specialist education service for defined and vulnerable young people.
The FHE16+ (Post16) service is a traded area within PSS that provides a specialist support and access service to post 16 students in further and higher education settings across Surrey. The FHE16+ team consists of student support workers (SSWs), specialist note-takers, BSL interpreters and advisory teachers and support tutors for sensory impairment.
The SSW post is a peripatetic role, providing specialist in-class support to students with sensory impairment in colleges and universities in and around Surrey.
In the role you will be required to work in partnership with other professionals as part of Physical & Sensory Support (PSS) with vulnerable young people in educational settings providing curriculum access to Further and Higher Education courses.
You will be providing communication support to students with Physical and/or Sensory Impairment (PSI) according to your individual skills and qualifications to facilitate inclusion and academic access. This will include electronic note-taking for students who are deaf or visually impaired and some sign language support for deaf BSL users, as appropriate.
You will be required to communicate and liaise with colleagues, students, college and university staff to facilitate quality assurance with regard to support and student achievement.
To be shortlisted to interview for this position your application will clearly evidence:
- Experience of working within deaf students and/or students with vision impairment
- An ability to support post-16 students as a note taker, taking electronic (typed) notes
- Flexibility to support students across Surrey during the day, with use of your own car
- Ability to work remotely from home, as necessary or required, using your own equipment (e.g. laptop/PC) for remote note-taking
- A recognised level 3 qualification in note-taking for deaf/disabled people
- BSL level 3 minimum (if required to work with students in class who use BSL)
For more information please find attached to the bottom of this advert a full job profile.
To work a flexible number of hours per week during college term time according to availability of bookings, based at colleges and universities across Surrey.
For an informal discussion please contact James Fitzgerald by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to receiving your application.
The job advert closes at 23:59 on 30th September 2020.
Interview dates to be confirmed.
You will benefit from a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.
Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.
An enhanced DBS ‘Disclosure and Barring Service’ check for regulated activity (formerly known as CRB) and the Children’s and Adults’ Barred List checks will be required for this role.
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