County Coordinator for Visual Impairment and Multisensory Impairment

1.0 FTE - Permanent - to start 1st January 2018

Grade: Upper Pay Range + SEN max + TLR 2c (£6,450)

Base: A Kent Special School (to be mutually agreed)

  • Are you a Qualified Teacher for Visual Impairment or Multisensory Impairment?
  • Do you have a passion to improve outcomes for work with children and young people with sensory impairment?
  • Do you want to be of the leadership team for a successful countywide service for sensory impairment?

Kent’s Sensory Service requires a County Coordinator for Visual Impairment and Multisensory Impairment/ Deafblindness to provide specialist expertise and professional leadership for a team of Specialist Teachers for VI and MSI.

This is an exciting opportunity to work with specialist staff within special schools and mainstream schools to build capacity to achieve the best outcomes for children and young people with visual impairment or deafblindness.

You will work across the county to promote excellence in inclusive practice and provide specific professional expertise. The post will include undertaking complex casework and you will have responsibility for the allocation and coordination of the work of peripatetic Specialist Teachers for VI and MSI. You will also provide leadership to Early Years VI Play Specialists and MSI Intervenors.

Qualified Teacher Status and a Mandatory Qualification in Visual Impairment or Multisensory Impairment are the required minimum qualifications.

For more information, please contact: Suzanne Wilkins on 07825 013362

Closing date for applications: Thursday 22 June 2017

Interview date: Friday 14 July at Valence School

Starting date 1st January 2018

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

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