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Specialist Teaching Assistant - Vision Support
  • Employer: Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council
  • Reference: CF&E/22/207468
  • Published: Tue 09/08/2022, 10:40 AM
  • Closing on: Wed 17/08/2022, 10:52 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time, Term Time
  • Hours: 36.00 hours
  • Salary: £22,571 - £24,920
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Wirral, Merseyside

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Specialist Teaching Assistant - Vision Support

There has never been a more exciting time to join Wirral Council. We’ve got ambitious targets to meet and to achieve everything we have promised to our residents, we need people who are ready to deliver the very best for our communities. Our vision is to secure the best possible future for our residents, defined by the community prosperity we create and supported by our excellent people and services. If you strive to make a difference and want to be at the heart of our change and improvement journey, then this could be the perfect job for you.

About the Role:

Salary: £22,572 - £24,920.

Specialist Teaching Assistant Vision Support.

Required to work for Wirral Local Authority from September 1st 2022 or asap.

Full time permanent position.

You will work with teachers to support the learning, educational progress and inclusion of children and
young people with a visual impairment, with the aim of narrowing any attainment gap they have
with their fully sighted peers at home or on entry to school.

You will assist children and young people with a visual impairment so that they can access the
curriculum, participate in learning, experience a sense of achievement and develop independence in
learning and other aspects of school life.

About the candidate:

We require a Teaching Assistant to work with visually impaired children. We are looking for somebody with the ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing, in order to prepare and deliver curriculum materials. You will have experience in delivering a range of strategies and skills to facilitate independence of pupils in schools.

You would be expected to travel independently to a variety of locations in the authority. The post will involve opportunities to work with children in all the key stages and settings. The use of technology is very important to the role and skills in this area must be demonstrably high.

Please note that in accordance with the Council’s policy, employees who are in a formal redeployment situation will be considered in the first instance for all vacancies.

It is Council policy not to re-appoint any employee who has left under the terms of the Council's Early Voluntary Retirement (EVR) scheme or who have left with a voluntary severance (VS) package, unless in exceptional circumstances.

Applications will be accepted until midnight on the closing date.

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

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