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Communication Support Worker

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Contract:Vision Business Support Services, Term Time

Salary:£19,330 per annum (pro rata for part-time and term-time)

Closing date:29/08/2019

Start date:TBC

Vision Business Support Services Ltd (VBSS) provides high-quality support services to all aspects of the college group. VBSS is a subsidiary company of West Nottinghamshire College and provides an important service and plays a pivotal part in the success of the college and creating an exceptional learner experience.

JOINING OUR JOURNEY

When you join our college group, our staff have access to numerous benefits and facilities:

  • Pension Scheme
  • Occupational Health Service
  • Enhanced Maternity/Paternity provision
  • Staff Development days/week (July)
  • Free confidential counselling service
  • Free car parking
  • On-site hair and beauty salon, Revive Spa, fine dining Refine Restaurant and Create Theatre

ABOUT THE ROLE

You will be part of a team that provides a wide and varied range of communication support to d/Deaf and Hearing Impaired learners, thereby enabling them to access the full range of curriculum and college activities.

Integral aspects of this role include ensuring that d/Deaf and Hearing Impaired learners have full access to programmes of learning either by relaying information using British Sign Language, Signed Supported English, notetaking, and lipspeaking, whilst meeting the diverse individual learning styles of d/Deaf learners.

The ideal candidate will be expected to provide flexible methods of communication support which will usually require more than one method of support, i.e. working alongside colleagues in supporting a learner (2:1) in a classroom situation with a BSL user, notetaking, signing and or transcribing/modifying language. 

This is a challenging role that requires an understanding of d/Deaf culture and the needs of learners with a range of Learning Difficulties and Disabilities.

Flexibility is essential in this role as you may be required to support learners accessing residential which may include an overnight stay or learners accessing evening or Saturday courses.

In addition to the BSL Level 2 qualification we would also welcome applications from individuals who hold this qualification but also have experience within the d/Deaf community.

Please specify on your application form the working hours required.

The role will require you to embed the college’s values; working with Professionalism, taking Responsibility for your actions, and giving Respect to clients and colleagues alike.

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