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Learning Support Assistant (Hearing Impaired Unit)

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Westgate CP School and Nursery
Place of work:
Bury St Edmunds
Salary details:
£18,426 - £21,166 pro rata
Job term:
Part Time
Closing date:
15 June 2020 01:00 PM
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15-25 hpw, term time only.

Required from September 2020.

Westgate is a large primary school in Bury St Edmunds. The school has 337 children from nursery through to Year 6 and a Hearing Impaired Unit.

We aim to create a caring and safe community in which everyone is valued and respected.
We have a supportive and caring staff who work together in year groups, key stages and across the whole school.

We are currently recruiting for an SEN Learning Support Assistant experienced in working with children with hearing impairment. The Unit caters for children with severe to profound hearing loss from the age of three to eleven.

You will be working as part of a dedicated unit within a mainstream primary school, supporting hearing impaired children integrated into their mainstream classes.

You will have previous experience of working with young people. You will be deaf aware, proficient in sign language and have British Sign Language qualification Level 1 as a minimum requirement, or be prepared to undertake the course eventually achieving Level 2.

We can offer you:

  • a warm and nurturing environment and supportive team
  • a developing and forward-thinking approach
  • commitment to continual professional development.

Visits to the school are not possible at the moment (due to COVID 19), but please feel free to contact us to arrange a time to talk to Trina Rankin, Teacher of the Deaf. Please contact Annie Drugan, School Business Manager on (01284) 755988 or email at: anne.drugan@westgate.suffolk.sch.uk

Please refer to the attached job description, person specification, job applicants' privacy notice and safeguarding statement. An application form can also be downloaded from the related information section.

Please return the completed application form to the school.

This authority 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. DBS checks or police vetting will be required for relevant posts. Suffolk County Council - welcoming diversity.

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