British Sign Language Teaching Assistant

British Sign Language Teaching Assistant needed for September
Your new company
Hays Education are currently working alongside an Ofsted rated ‘Outstanding’ Primary School situated in Tower Hamlets are looking for a Teaching Assistant who is trained in British Sign Language (Level 1 and above).
This school in particular, has a big SEND department for students with visual and hearing impairment. However, they have 3 new students joining in September who will need 1:1 support and that person must be trained in BSL and able to use it confidently, as this will be your only form of communication with the student.
This is a full-time support role. Nevertheless, the leadership team may consider candidates who are looking for a part-time role. Working hours are 8.30am to 4:00pm.

Your new role
  • As a BSL SEN Teaching Assistant, you’ll be welcomed into a warm and inclusive community.
  • Small classes to support staff and create a safe environment for all.
  • Excellent training opportunities and progression pathways.
  • The opportunity to make a substantial social impact!
  • Ongoing support from a dedicated, primary education specialist consultant

What you will need to succeed
  • British Sign language (B.S.L.) qualification
  • Experience working with children/young people with Special Educational Needs
  • Ability to relay B.S.L. from hearing impaired students to non-signing students
  • Be dedicated, engaging and inspiring
  • Be committed to ensuring pupils make good, sustained progress
  • Assist and support the classroom teacher with the day-to-day running of a class.
  • Passionate to change the lives of young people.
  • Excels in building solid relationships with students and staff.
  • Adaptable and can overcome challenges whilst following appropriate protocol.

What you’ll get in return
In return, you will be paid a competitive daily rate which will be to scale right from day one and you will also be joining a supportive school, as well as having a supportive Hays Consultant dedicated to you. In addition to this, you will also be invited to join our Hays Education Hub App and you will also join our Hays Refer a Friend Scheme where you could be entitled to receive £250 in high street vouchers.

What you need to do now
If you are interested in this role, click 'apply now' to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV to, or call us now. If this job is not quite right for you but you are looking for a new position, please contact us for a confidential discussion on your career. At Hays, we value diversity, and we are passionate about placing people in a role where they can flourish and succeed. We actively encourage people from diverse backgrounds to apply. #4255927
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Job Type
Working Pattern
Education & Training
Early Years

Talk to a consultant

Talk to Francisca Márquez Arenas, the specialist consultant managing this position, located in London-Victoria
1st Floor, Ebury Gate, 23 Lower Belgrave Street

Telephone: 02072598770

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