Due to maternity leave an exciting opportunity has arisen to join SenCom Vision Impairment Service as a Temporary Teacher of Vision Impaired. This is a unique chance to not only join a highly effective support team for vision impaired children, but to work in close collaboration with other teams across SenCom (Sensory and Communication Support Service).
SenCom provides regional support across five local authorities: Caerphilly, Blaenau Gwent, Monmouthshire, Newport and Torfaen for children with communication difficulties, as well as those with vision, hearing and multisensory impairments.
As a Temporary Teacher of Vision Impaired you will ensure that high quality services are delivered to schools and families across the five local authorities. The Teacher of Vision Impaired will work with Higher Level and Specialist Teaching Assistants and Habilitation Specialists in assisting schools to build their capacity to meet the needs of learners with vision/multi-sensory impairment. Pupils’ educational progress and wellbeing through the promotion of truly inclusive environments will be your prime focus.
You will have a minimum of two years’ experience as a Qualified Teacher and have excellent interpersonal skills. You will also have experience of working with children with disability and who are supported within a multiagency environment.
Due to the fact that this is a temporary specialist position, it is essential that all applicants already hold the mandatory qualification to teach children and young people with vision impairments or are currently working towards this qualification.
We can offer you the opportunity to work alongside a wide range of very experienced professional colleagues in a highly supportive, forward thinking work environment.
The position will be based at Brecon House, William Brown Close, Llantarnam Business Park, Cwmbran, NP44 3AB. Travel across all five of the authorities will be required.
The ability to communicate in Welsh is desirable and applications in Welsh or English will be welcomed.
Torfaen 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.