Variable hours available. We have up to 4 positions available.
£19,085 - £21,491 (Pro Rata)
Do you want to work for a dynamic and growing organisation? The Hadlow Group provides excellence in education through its Colleges in Kent; Hadlow College, West Kent College and Ashford College, and offers a range of further and higher education and professional courses in land based and general subjects.
We are looking for a Communication Support Worker to join our established Deaf Services team, at either our Tonbridge or Ashford campus.
About the Role
The post will involve working with Deaf and hearing impaired students, some with additional disabilities.
As a Communication Support Worker, you will provide support for Deaf and hearing-impaired students in classes, tutorials and meetings. The role includes note taking, preparing resources and transcriptions.
Under the direction of the CSW Coordinator and Tutor of Deaf, you will maintain, monitor and evaluate the level of support required and the methods of implementing this. As part of your role, you will liaise between students, tutors and peer groups to facilitate successful integration and provide students with support during all curriculum linked activities.
You will need to hold or be working towards a Level 3 qualification in British Sign Language; we will also consider candidates with a Level 3 Note taking or Communication Support Worker qualification. It would be desirable, but not essential if you hold the Oral Language Modification qualification. Successful candidates will require Level 2 in Maths, English and ICT. It is essential that you can demonstrate experience of working with Deaf and hearing-impaired learners, ideally in a post sixteen educational environment. You should also have a good understanding of Deaf culture and issues.
Working with Us
In return, the College offers many benefits including access to competitive pension scheme, generous annual leave entitlement and Childcare Vouchers.
The Hadlow Group is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our users and expects all staff to share this commitment, in order for all to achieve their full potential. The successful applicant will be required to undertake a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check and to provide proof of their right to work in the UK.
To apply for this job, please click on the application form from our College website.
You are required to complete an application form, as we do not accept CVs.
Please return completed application forms to the HR email address on the website
When applying for this role, please reference FE Jobs as your application source when asked.
Due to the volume of applications we receive, it is impossible to inform all applicants if they have been short listed: therefore if you have not heard from us within 14 days of the closing date you can assume that you have not been successful.
West Kent College is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.