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Valence School

Support Assistant with British Sign Language Level 2

This is an exciting opportunity to support a bright and enthusiastic young student, using BSL or sign supported English, to act as an interpreter within a small class with a team of student support assistants.

Full Time - 40 hours per week - Term Time Only - Permanent - Annual gross salary £16,658.25  (Term Time only working inc 5.5 weeks holiday pay) - £10.00 per hour plus pension

The successful applicant will have Level 2 BSL and will support a “total communication” approach with the support of the speech and language team. 

Experience of complex physical and medical needs is desirable, however an aspiration to enable students to learn and achieve meaningful independence is essential.

We offer a supportive, friendly working environment in a country school setting and the chance to make a real and positive impact on the lives of Valence students.  You will be supported to achieve the  the Level 3 Diploma in Specialist Support for Teaching & Learning.

For further information please see application pack.  To apply please complete the application form and return to HR.  

Closing date for applications: 12 March 2020

Interviews expected to take place on 26 March 2020.

We welcome applications from everyone irrespective of gender and ethnic group but, as men are currently under-represented in this role, we would encourage applications from male candidates.  Appointment will be based on merit alone.

Valence School is committed to safeguarding and promoting every student's welfare and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  Two references will be taken up before interview and the successful applicants will require an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.