British Sign Language Teaching Assistant or ( willing to undertake BSL training) SEPT 2020

Location: Hounslow
Job Type: Contract
Industry: SEN | Secondary Support
Reference: PE11207210
Salary: £11.20 per hour
Job Published: 10 months ago

British Sign Language Teaching Assistant

Job Title: Student Support Assistant
Location: Isleworth Campus (Hounslow),
Contract type: Full time. Long term post
Salary: £11.20ph
Hours: 9am - 4pm

A very well-established College in Hounslow are looking for an enthusiastic, committed person with a minimum of BSL Level 2 skills, good literacy and numeracy skills and experience of working with college students that have special needs. The post is to support the learning of a specific child that uses BSL to communicate. This post is long term, linked to the child's Statement/Education Health Care Plan.

About the role:

As a Student Support Assistant, you'll be working within their Inclusion Centre. You'll be providing support for individual (s) or groups of students across the college with additional support needs to enable them to learn as effectively possible on their own and in groups, considering the needs involved. This may include challenging behaviour.

This is a student-led role and you'll be given more responsibility in managing the students timetable and following up on their absences, as well as keeping accurate records of student attendance. Experience of developing both an understanding barrier to learning faced by students and a range of strategies to overcome them will be beneficial in this role.

Specific duties:

-You will be required to identify opportunities for the student (s) to work independently where appropriate. The role will involve support to other students in the classroom.
-To assist with the general pastoral care of the student(s).
-Provide support for students' emotional and social needs by encouraging and modelling positive behaviour in line with the College's Behaviour Policy

·You must hold a minimum Level 2 BSL qualification
·Have experience working with children/students
·Be willing to work with severe autism and challenging behaviours
·Good sense of humour
·Strong sense of empathy

About the College:

Our client is a successful, vibrant college of further and higher education. They support school leaves and adults to looking to update skills and have specialised centres to support students with SEND and challenging behaviours. They have 2 state of art facilities across 2 campuses, their main campus based in Isleworth and skills and logistics centre in Feltham
The campus features the following up to date equipment and departments to help prepare their students for the workplace:
-Music and recording TV Studios
-Mac Computer Suites
-Learning and Resource Centre
-Specialist staff centre - Education Psychologist department. Speech and Language Therapists and Communication Support Workers department
To be Eligible for the role you must have/be:
Able to provide two professional references that cover the last two years of employment. Hold a current DBS certificate that is registered with the Update Service or be willing to complete one.
Please email your CV to or call Richard on 0203 219 7740