Specialist Teacher Adviser for Hearing Impairment (Havant) HCC43052

Up to £10,000
21 Nov 2020
21 Dec 2020
Contract Type
Part Time
Are you a Qualified Teacher of the Deaf (QTOD)?

If so, this Specialist Teacher Adviser role will interest you. The Hearing Impairment (HI) Team consists of Qualified Teachers of the Deaf and Early Years Deaf Instructors. The team works with children, their families, early year’s settings, schools (mainstream and special) and colleges. As HI team we are part of the wider Sensory Team including VI and MSI.

The team provides advice and support to hearing impaired children and young people aged 0 - 25 to promote their communication development, inclusion, empowerment, progress and raising of achievement.

In addition to being a Qualified Teacher of the Deaf you will be expected to have extensive classroom experience as well as knowledge of the wider field of special educational needs. You will be committed to inclusion and making a difference to pupil outcomes. You will also appreciate the importance of teamwork within a peripatetic service and be able to show evidence of supporting colleagues.

This role will involve a significant amount of travel, for which a mileage allowance is made, and you must be able to fulfil this requirement. Currently we are mainly working virtually.

Please note, if your application is successful, you will be required to provide a 10-minute presentation (theme below) at the start of the interview:

''What qualities can I bring to the Specialist Teacher Advisory Service for Hearing Impairment and what can I contribute to effective team working within STAS''.

PowerPoint presentations only via TEAMS. Please note previous applicants need not re-apply.

Role Responsibilities:
  • Manage and develop support for children/young people with a sensory impairment.
  • Provide high quality advice on the needs of children/young people undergoing assessment for an Education Health and Care Plan.
  • Provide information, support and advice to families, education staff and other professionals to provide effective learning experiences and inclusion.
  • Developing and delivering training for educational settings.
  • Ensure current knowledge of national, regional and local developments in area of expertise.
  • Provide regular teaching to children within a school with an HI Resourced Provision if required
  • Provide advice and support to Education Officers on education, policies, building design and modification to progress towards effective inclusive education.
  • Support officers at Tribunal or in court when it is professionally appropriate to do so.
  • Work with settings to support them to manage curriculum access and through monitoring, intervention and evaluation.
  • Ensure settings are suitably challenged to maximise learning. Support building their capacity through knowledge building.
  • Monitor and evaluate the implementation of agreed strategies.
  • Provide technical advice and training regarding the use of specialist equipment and modifications to the physical environment that may be necessary.
  • Manage own caseload, prioritise workload as appropriate and work in partnership with all relevant stakeholders and partners.
  • Contribute to the performance of the STAS by positively and proactively sharing knowledge and developing others in specific area of expertise.

For further information about the role, or to apply, please visit our website.

Contact Details for an informal discussion: Please phone on either 01252 814777 or 07784 262795, or e-mail Petua Sumner, Lead Professional (HI).