Communication Support Practitioner- Fixed Term

  • Job Reference: 1425
  • Date Posted: 28 July 2022
  • Recruiter: EAST KENT COLLEGE
  • Location: Folkestone, Kent
  • Salary: £5,800.48
  • Bonus/Benefits: Holiday Payment of £702.16 paid in addition to the advertised salary
  • Sector: Education & Childcare
  • Job Type: Fixed Term, Term Time
  • Work Hours: Part Time

Job Description

About The Role

**Please note that this is a Fixed Working Week vacancy which requires successful candidate to work 38 weeks during term time and the salary will be the pro-rata figure advertised**

EKC Group are seeking a Communication Support Practitioner to join the Group. As a Communication Support Practitioner your role will be provide British Sign Language signing and learning support to students on programmes of study and/or courses.  

In your role as a Communication Support Practitioner you will use a range of support strategies to select and adapt tasks, resources and learning activities, to encourage and motivate students working in conjunction with ALS tutors and  to undertake with teaching staff EHCP In-Year Reviews for students with hearing impairment and attend/support communication in Annual Reviews. 

Working as a Communication Support Practitioner at EKC Group is an extremely rewarding role with excellent benefits, such as, access to a range of discounts on many high street stores and a generous pension scheme. If you are interested in the role and being at home for the school holidays, no weekend work and no night shifts we want to hear from you.

Please be advised this is a Fixed term position until 13/07/2023

Payment for 4.6 weeks pro rata, £702.16 will be paid equally in your twelve monthly salary payments in addition to the advertised pro rata salary.

About You

We are looking to appoint an enthusiastic person to provide BSL signing support to individuals and/or groups of learners with a hearing impairment, who are attending mainstream courses. 

The ideal candidate will be an enthusiastic, motivated and imaginative signer who is qualified to minimal level 3 British Sign language and who will nurture positive attitudes to learning resulting in the best outcomes for our students. You will have an excellent understanding of the role and impact of additional learning support and will make a significant contribution to the development of teaching and learning at EKC Group.  

The role may also include personal care, assisting with mobility and specific medical/feeding needs. Experience in working with the above needs would be an advantage but full training will be given.