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Learning Support Assistant, Hearing Impaired Unit

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Westgate Community Primary School
Place of work:
Bury St Edmunds
Salary details:
£18,426 - £21,166 pro rata
Job term:
Part Time
Fixed Term
Closing date:
20 May 2019 01:00 PM
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15 - 25 hpw. Fixed term for one year (with a view to becoming permanent).

Required from September 2019 or sooner.

Westgate is a large primary school in Bury St Edmunds. The school has 349 children from Nursery through to Year 6 and a Hearing-Impaired Unit.

We aim to create a caring and safe community in which everyone is valued and respected. We have a supportive and caring staff who work together in year groups, key stages and across the whole school.

We are currently recruiting for an SEN Learning Support Assistant experienced in working with children with hearing impairment. The Unit caters for children with severe to profound hearing loss from the age of three to eleven.

You will be working within a dedicated unit within a mainstream primary school, supporting support hearing impaired children within their mainstream classes.

You will:

  • have experience of working with young people
  • be deaf aware
  • be proficient in sign
  • have British Sign Language qualification Level 1 as a minimum requirement
  • be prepared to undertake the course eventually achieving Level 2.

We can offer you:

  • a warm and nurturing environment and supportive team
  • a developing and forward-thinking approach
  • commitment to continual professional development.

We welcome visits to the school. Please contact Annie Drugan, School Business Manager on (01284) 755988 or via email: anne.drugan@westgate.suffolk.sch.uk

An application pack can be downloaded from the related information section.

Completed applications should be returned to: anne.drugan@westgate.suffolk.sch.uk 

Interview date: 22 May 2019.

This authority 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. DBS checks or police vetting will be required for relevant posts. Suffolk County Council - welcoming diversity.

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