RHONDDA CYNON TAF COUNCIL
TŶ TREVITHICK, ABERCYNON, MOUNTAIN ASH CF45 4UQ
ACCESS, ENGAGEMENT & INCLUSION
LEARNER SUPPORT SERVICE
Post: Braille Support Assistant/Communicator
Salary: Grade 7 (Qualified Rate) - £23836 p.a. x 76.82%
: Grade 6 (Unqualified Rate) - £21166 p.a. x 76.82%
Contract Type: 32.5 Hours Per Week -Term- Time Only
Contract Term: Permanent
Start Date : ASAP
The Learner Support Service is looking to recruit a Braille Support Assistant (BSA) to work within the sensory service.
The service supports children from 0-19, working across primary and secondary settings, including Welsh Medium schools, you may be required to travel between schools within the school day.
The ability to read, write and converse in through the medium of welsh and english is essential for this post
The post involves working with pupils on a one to one basis, in small group settings and supporting in class lessons. Support may involve working with pupils undertaking GCSE and A level courses.
You will be required to modify curriculum materials into large print, Braille or tactile formats.
Good writing skills and proven experience of ICT is essential for this role. Knowledge and experience of working with visually impaired pupils is desirable.
The successful candidate must be able to work as part of a team and be prepared to undertake appropriate specialist training in relation to visual impairment.
If not already qualified, you will be required to complete a training course to learn braille. As a trainee you will be paid at grade 6. Suitably qualified candidates will be considered for grade 7.
THE SUCCESSFUL APPLICANT WILL BE SUBJECT TO AN ENHANCED DISCLOSURE & BARRING SERVICE CHECK
The deadline for receipt of applications is Friday 9th October 2020 at 12.00 Noon.
PROTECTING CHILDREN AND VULNERABLE ADULTS IS A CORE RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE SCHOOL AND COUNCIL. IN ADDITION TO THIS SAFEGUARDING RESPONSIBILITY, THE SUCCESSFUL APPLICANT FOR THE ROLE WILL ALSO BE SUBJECT TO AN ENHANCED DISCLOSURE AND BARRING SERVICE CHECK.
The Council and School values diversity in its workforce. We are committed to ensuring that no unlawful discrimination occurs in the recruitment and selection process on the grounds of age, sex, race, disability, sexual orientation, transgender, including those with non-binary identities, religion or belief or pregnancy and maternity. We offer a number of staff networks for employees including the Allies Network, a Disability and Carers Network and Perthyn our LGBTQ+ Network.
An application submitted for this post in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application made in English.
In view of the large number of Application Forms which are currently being submitted individual applications are not acknowledged. Consequently, if you do not hear from us within four weeks of the closing date, please assume that your application is unsuccessful on this occasion. In which case you are thanked for the interest you have shown in applying for a position within the Council.
Rhondda Cynon Taff LA 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 particularly welcome applications from under represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.