Intervenor for Children and Young People with Multisensory Impairment / Deafblindness

Sensory Service - supporting Kent schools

Part time - 20 hours per week - All Year Round - 1 Year Fixed Term Appointment

Kent Scheme Band 8: from £24,473 p.a. FTE  (£12.68 per hour) £13,229 pro-rated p.a

Do you have experience of working with deafblind children and young people?

Do you have a qualification in BSL or Braille?

Do you want to be a part of a successful countywide team for children and young people with sensory impairment?

This is a peripatetic role providing services to deafblind children in Swale, Madstone, Tonbridge and Malling.

This is a temporary post from September 2017 to the end of July 2018.  Continuation after this date is depedent on funding.

Based at Five Acre Wood School, Maidstone.

This is an opportunity for practitioners experienced in working with children and young people with sensory impairment to work as intervenors with deafblind children from birth to 18 years of age. 

The post provides short break opportunities for families of children and young people with deafblindness.  The focus of the role is to enhance opportunities in the home and in the community for deafblind children and young people to develop independence and to gain support with their individual communication modes.

Applicants should be experienced in working with children and young people with sensory impairment and hold a suitable qualification within this field at NVQ level 3 or equivalent.  An additional qualification in MSI/deafblind, sign language, Braille, mobility or guide-communicator will be required. 

The post holder will support deafblind children and young people to participate in learning opportunities and community activities outside of the regular school hours.  The 20 hours per week will be delivered flexibly to meet the needs of children, young people and their families.  A major proportion of the work will be delivered in the late afternoon/early evening and at weekends. 

The ability to travel to meet the requirements of the service is essential.

The postholders will work within the Specialist Teaching and Learning Services – Sensory Service which is part of Valence School.

For details about sensory services please contact Jane Cottle - County Coordinator for Visual Impairment and MSI Tel: 07834 764288

For application details please contact the HR Department on 01959 567841 or email       

Closing date for applications Thursday 22 June 2017

Interviews expected to take place on Tuesday 11 July 2017.

Valence School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of every student. The successful applicants will require an enhanced DBS check and references will be taken up before interview.

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