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Teaching Assistant – Willow Hearing Support Centre - Wandsworth Hearing Support Service

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

The Role

Hours: 0.8 FTE (distribution of hours to be discussed at interview)

Working Pattern: Term Time Only (39 weeks)

Contract: Fixed Term depending upon specific student’s continual attendance within the provision

Required: September 2021

Wandsworth Sensory Support Service is a provider of education for children and young people with Sensory Impairment.  This is an exciting opportunity to join our highly motivated and skilled team as a Teaching Assistant within the Willow Hearing Support Centre based at Sellincourt Primary School. The Willow currently has fourteen primary aged deaf children who follow a mainstream curriculum with added specialist support from the Hearing Support Centre.

You will be predominantly working with a reception aged child who has a hearing loss as well as multiple and complex needs. The child will require one to one support with daily tasks including self-care, as well as support with audiology and access to the curriculum.

It is crucial that the postholder is calm, patient and able to demonstrate a high level of awareness when caring for children. The postholder will also need to be able to adapt to a busy and ever changing environment as well as engage with the multi-disciplinary team involved in the student’s wider care provision. As part of the Willow team, the postholder will be expected to have a flexible approach and may be deployed by the Teacher in Charge to work with other children in the provision.

This is a fantastic opportunity for someone who has high expectations, is passionate about transforming young people’s lives and has a desire to develop their career by working with children and young people with sensory impairment.

We can offer you:

  • A personalised induction programme
  • The opportunity to undertake recognised qualifications
  • A positive and supportive team
  • A staff wellbeing programme

The Wandsworth Sensory Support Service is a very special place to work and staff wellbeing and career progression are very important to us. In addition to our Staff Wellbeing programme, you will be provided with tailored in-house and external training appropriate to your needs and interests.

Further Information: If you would like further information on this post, please contact Hannah Lovegrove from Wandsworth Sensory Support Service on hannah.lovegrove@wandsworthhis.org.uk or by phone 07718 763398

An Application Form and supported documents can be downloaded below or from the school website http://www.lindenlodge.wandsworth.sch.uk/75/staff-vacancies/cat/7/linden-lodge-school.

Completed applications should be emailed to: hradministrator@lindenlodge.wandsworth.sch.uk.  

Closing Date: 01 September 2021 (at noon)

Shortlisting: 03 September 2021

Interview: W/C 06 September 2021

Linden Lodge School and Wandsworth Support Service are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

An enhanced DBS will be required.

Please note that CVs are not accepted.

Wandsworth Hearing Support Service,
The Lodge,
61, Princes Way,
Wimbledon Park,

SW19 6JB

Head of Service: Sabrina Djazoul



Richmond and Wandsworth Councils

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