Teacher of the Deaf FIF13334
Interview Date:Week Commencing Monday 8 April 2019
The Teacher of the Deaf will have a peripatetic caseload. Where possible the caseload covers a cluster area. In order to meet the needs of learners and schools, allocation of caseloads are subject to change and may require the Teacher of the Deaf to be allocated a caseload in other clusters or areas of Fife and may include the Resourced Base for Deaf Pupils.
You will have responsibility for supporting schools and supporting and teaching learners on your caseload as assigned by the Educational Audiology Manager, Supporting Learners’ Service.
- You should have Full GTC or in the process of achieving Registration with moderate teaching experience
- Before confirming appointment you will need to obtain Enhanced Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) membership
- You should have knowledge of sign communication and preferably some experience using British Sign Language, with a commitment to develop British Sign Language skills to an appropriate level (minimum of BSL2)
- As this is a peripatetic role the ability to travel throughout Fife is essential.
A Teacher of the Deaf will be expected to fulfil the following duties within the terms of their contract:
- Teaching through an enriched language input.This would include directly working with learners, working with small groups, supporting mainstream lessons. Supporting individual deaf learners to develop as successful learners, effective contributors, confident individuals and responsible citizens.
- Specialist assessments and interpretation of results. This would include audiological, language, and other national assessments.
- Provision of advice. This would include consulting with teaching and non-teaching staff about learner’s need in relation to deafness. This would also include strategies to support those needs and to build capacity within their school(s).
- Partnership working.Meet with learners, their parents and the staff involved, including those from other agencies, to plan, record and evaluate additional support needs arising from deafness. Contribute to continuing professional learning opportunities for teaching and non-teaching staff at school and service level.
- Working with learners and families. This would include supporting deaf learners and families, according to your caseload, from the early years to school leaving age and through periods of transition.
- Career Long Professional LearningYou would keep, up to date with legislation, guidance relating to additional support for learning, technology and audiological developments. You would develop and maintain your skills and understanding of the curriculum. You would develop and maintain the specific competences for teachers of children and young persons who are deaf. You would commit to the additional training required in order to achieve appropriate qualification within 5 years of taking up the post.
You should have:
- Ability to write clear reports and plans, ability to clearly articulate views, ability to adopt a supportive/advisory role in relation to colleagues and partner agencies
- Knowledge of sign communication with a commitment to develop British Sign Language skills to an appropriate level (minimum of BSL2)
- A good relationship with young people, staff, parents and other professionals
- Ability to work collaboratively and liaise effectively with colleagues, support assistants, teachers and other agencies
- Flexibility in relation to the demands of the post
- Effective planning, recording and reporting
- An awareness of audiological equipment used by deaf learners and IT equipment/ packages used by learners with additional support needs
- A working knowledge of computers
- An understanding of inclusive practice, commitment to recognising pupil achievement and raising attainment.
- Effective use of strategies to enable learners with additional support needs to access the curriculum
- The ability to support families in the early years and support transitions
- Commitment to continuing personal and professional learning
- Ability to provide a regular and effective service and to travel throughout Fife
In Fife Council how we work matters and you will be responsible for being a role model by displaying and promoting behaviours that are expected of all Council employees:
- Take ownership
- Focus on customers
- Work together
- Embrace technology & information
- Deliver results
If you require further Information please contact: Brian Shannan, Education Audiology Manager: TelExt: 442053 or email: