Ref 220002CS
Grade Teachers Upper Pay Range
Term Full Time
Perm / Temp Permanent
Required From 01 September 2022 
Closing Date 28/06/2022
County Wide
Job title: Teacher of Deaf Children and Young People, Specialist Teaching Service.

Lancashire County Council is seeking to appoint a Qualified Teacher of Deaf (ToD) Children & Young People to join their Inclusion Service (Specialist Teaching Service STS). The successful candidate will work across Lancashire supporting children and young people who are deaf and have communication needs.

The Specialist Teaching Service is a specialist peripatetic specialist teaching service that supports the local Authority and Lancashire Settings and Schools in meeting the needs of children and young people with special educational needs. The service consists of highly qualified and experienced Specialist Teachers, Higher Level Teaching Assistants, Habilitation Officers, Deaf Role Model and Sensory Technicians. We work closely with parents and other agencies to support children and young people in a range of settings including at home, early years settings, schools and colleges. From birth we support the youngest children with SEND through Portage and early years sensory support.

The role will consist of:

  • Supporting deaf children within a range of settings, schools and colleges. Working closely with educational professionals modelling strategies and directly teaching deaf children and young people.
  • Travelling across Lancashire working with deaf children and those with communication needs.
  • Working in partnership with settings, parents & carers, and other agencies to meet the needs of the children.
  • Managing a caseload effectively.
  • Use IT effectively to teach and for administration.

    We are looking for an enthusiastic, highly motivated Qualified Teacher of Deaf Children and Young People who will contribute to the key work of the Specialist Teaching Service by:

  • Having strong moral SEND values with the vision and determination to make a difference
  • Being a Qualified Teacher of Deaf (QToD) CYP.
  • Being committed to an inclusive approach to education.
  • Being accountable for improving outcomes for all children and young people.
  • Showing evidence of experience of working with children and young people with a range of special educational needs to ensure they receive a high-quality educational experience that meets their needs
  • Working collaboratively with children receiving SEN support or those with EHCPS, their families and schools/ colleges.
  • Providing challenge and support to schools providing for deaf learners, establishing clear actions for all partners, and evaluate the progress being made against these
  • Confidently modelling teaching approaches to setting & school staff and raise standards for deaf children.
  • These posts are not suitable for NQTs.

    The post you are applying for is covered by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended in 2013). If successful you will be required to apply to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) for a 'disclosure'. Information provided by you or the Disclosure and Barring Service will be dealt with in a confidential manner in accordance with the DBS's Code of Practice. You may view the Code of Practice on the DBS website at www.gov.uk/dbs or alternatively a copy is available on request. Lancashire County Council has a Handling of DBS Certificate Information Policy this is available from the recruiting manager to applicants who are asked to complete a DBS application.

    Lancashire County Council has a Policy Statement on the Recruitment of Ex-offenders this is available to all applicants upon request.

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