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Teaching Assistant, Hearing Support Facility

Hours of work: 1 x Willingdon Primary, Eastbourne for 32.5 phw TTO; 1 x Priory School, Lewes for 32.5 hpw TTO; 1 x Manor School, Uckfield for 19.5 hpw TTO
Working pattern: Part-time, Term-time only 

Closing date: Sunday, 2 October 2022
Interview date: Friday, 7 October 2022 

For an informal discussion, please contact Sarah Miller-Cook, Lead Senior Teacher- HSFs via email sarah.miller-cook@eastsussex.gov.uk or 07712543589.

Teaching Assistant – Hearing Support Facility, ISEND Sensory Needs Service

We currently have three different Teaching Assistant roles available across our Service.

The Sensory Needs team, have four specialist facilities for Deaf children located in mainstream schools in East Sussex. The facilities are centrally funded and the staff are employed by the Sensory Needs Team. All of the posts are Countywide, but you will be based at one of the four facilities initially.

Post 1: Willingdon Primary School HSF, Willingdon

Hours of work: 32.5 hours per week (8:30-15:30 Mon-Fri)
Working pattern: Term-time only 
Permanent Contract (Pro Rata salary will be £15,066 per annum)

Post 2: Manor Primary HSF, Uckfield

Hours of work: 19.5 hours per week (8:30-15:30 Mon, 9 -12.30 Tues-Fri)
Working pattern: Term-time only (pro rata salary for the hours worked equates to approximately £9059 per annum).

Post 3:  Priory HSF, Lewes

Hours of work: 32.5 per week (8.30 – 15.30 Mon-Fri)

Working Pattern:  Term-time only
Permanent Contract  (Pro Rata salary will be £15,066 per annum)

Please be clear on your application, which post/s you would like to be considered for. You are welcome to apply for one specific post or more than one post – this can all be done on the one application form. Please put this in the personal statement section outlining how you meet the criteria for the post.

Closing date: Sunday 

For an informal discussion, please contact Sarah Miller-Cook, Lead Senior Teacher- HSFs via email sarah.miller-cook@eastsussex.gov.uk or 07712543589.


Job Introduction

Teaching Assistant

Hours of work: See specific posts above.

An exciting and rewarding opportunity has arisen for a Teaching Assistant to join the ISEND Sensory Needs Service, supporting deaf children, in facilities within one of our mainstream schools.

Primarily what we are looking for are candidates with strong teaching assistant skills.  Whilst experience of working with deaf children and/or special needs would be welcomed, this is not essential as on-going training and support will be given. The current cohort are predominately oral communicators. We can provide additional training in sign language, if required. A strong background in primary or secondary education is a prerequisite of the post. We are looking for good teaching assistants who want to develop a specialism in this area.

Although your base will be at one of the Hearing Support Facility (HSF) initially you may, on occasion, be requested to cover at any of the other HSFs due to fluctuating numbers year on year in the facilities. This is so we can hold onto our staff rather than losing them. You are not attached to one specific child’s EHCP.

The post holder will be managed by the senior teacher in the facility and will assist in the support and inclusion of pupils who are hearing impaired in mainstream lessons, within a busy school environment and where appropriate in individual and small group sessions.

You will enjoy working in a small friendly and supportive team within a busy, successful mainstream school as well as having the support of Sensory Needs colleagues around you to develop your skills.

Additional Information

This post is subject to an Enhanced DBS check or Enhanced check for Regulated Activity with the Disclosure & Barring Services (previously the Criminal Records Bureau). For further information about what is required in this process please go to http://www.gov.uk/disclosure-barring-service-check. Please note that we require evidence of an overseas police check if you have lived or worked abroad.

Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is part-time or term-time only.

Work Permits: we may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Border Agency’s Points-based Immigration System.

Due to the restrictions we cannot guarantee that individuals that meet the requirements of the Points-based Immigration System will be issued with clearance to obtain work permits.

If you require any reasonable adjustments, due to disability, to enable you to participate fully in the process please contact the hiring manager on the contact details above.

Reasonable adjustments include things like an offline application form. If you would like to discuss your requirements further, please get in touch.

Equal Opportunities

East Sussex County Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all suitable candidates, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability or age. All applications are treated on merit.

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  • Job reference
  • orbis/TP/1129/27034

  • Number of positions
  • 3

  • Location
  • Eastbourne, Lewes, Uckfield

  • Salary
  • £20,043 - £20,443 per annum pro rata

  • Closing date
  • 02/10/2022

  • Organisation
  • East Sussex County Council

  • Department
  • Children Services

  • Contract type
  • Permanent

  • Work pattern
  • Part Time

  • Hours
  • 19.5 - 32.5

  • Job type
  • Education and Learning