Job details

Job Salary
Grade 05 (£27,803 to £30,296) Pro-Rata
Tapton School
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Hours per week
37 Hours per week - Term Time only (39 weeks)
Contract Type
Closing date

From May 2024, we are seeking to appoint a full-time permanent Specialist Teaching Assistant. The role will support the inclusion of children and young people with a vision impairment.  The Vision Support Service is based at Tapton School and supports children throughout the city from 0-25 years.  

The successful candidate will have experience of working with children and young people, with special educational needs, preferably in a Secondary setting, although relevant experience in other school settings/age phases will be taken into consideration.

The post involves offering support to visually impaired children and young people in the classroom, across the full range of the curriculum.  This will also include some individual specialist work on a 1:1 or small group basis. Preparing braille, large print and audio materials for visually impaired students is also part of the role and so excellent ICT skills are essential. Full training in the modification of resources will be given. There is an expectation to learn braille and obtain a qualification within two years of starting the role.

Applicants must have an NVQ Level 3 qualification for teaching assistants or equivalent.  Although the position will initially be based within the integrated resource provision at Tapton School, the post may involve travelling and working in, different settings across the city and may include working with some Post 16 students in College, at Foundation level. 

The post is for term time only

Further information can be obtained by contacting Joanne Hogg Integrated Resource Team Leader, Sarah Blake, Peripatetic Team Leader, or Karen Beaumont, Business Officer on 0114 2941201.  We welcome informal enquires. 

Interviews to take place on 22 March 2024

To apply for this role please follow the link below to Sheffield city council job site

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We are investing in our workforce and are promoting opportunities to our under-represented groups.  We value equality, diversity and inclusion and are focused on increasing the diversity of our workforce, particularly the number of Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic, Disabled and LGBTQ+ people, so that our teams reflect the communities in the city we serve. We are also supporting staff with unpaid caring responsibilities to work flexibly.

It is a great time to join us and we welcome your application.

Under the Disability Confident Scheme, disabled applicants, who meet the essential criteria of this job, are guaranteed an interview.

If you are appointed to this role, your starting salary will be at the bottom of the grade. If you provide payslip evidence that your basic pay is greater than the bottom of the grade, we will consider starting you at the point of minimum advantage within the grade.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare and safety of children and vulnerable adults and expect all staff to share this commitment.  All successful candidates will be required to complete an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service Check.