Peripatetic Teacher of the Deaf
Children’s Service, Schools and Learning, SEND, Sensory Support Team
Sensory Support Team Manager
Teachers Terms and Conditions MPS/UPS + 2 SEN allowances or 1 SEN allowance (if you do not have the mandatory Teacher of the Deaf Qualification)
There is a Service Level Agreement in place between the London Borough of Haringey (LBH) and the London Borough of Enfield with reference to the Sensory Support Team (Hearing). Line management rests with LBH, the service provided to both authorities is currently the same in every respect.
·To deliver specialist support to an allocated caseload of children and young people who are deaf aged 0-25 in Haringey and Enfield in education.
·To provide advice, information and support to staff working with deaf children on the caseload.
·To provide advice, information and support to an allocated caseload of families of pre-school deaf children
1. Advocate best practice and provide advice and guidance to schools and early years settings about hearing.
2. Work to build capacity in schools and early year settings to enable them to meet the needs of children and young people with a hearing loss.
3. Enhance educational opportunities and achievement for pupils with a hearing loss through a focus on standards and inclusion.
4. To work collaboratively with other professionals, particularly where a child has complex needs.
5. To keep up to date with advances in ICT and its potential for children with a hearing loss.
6. Deliver ongoing training and support to key staff.
7. To contribute to transition planning for young people with a hearing loss and to work collaboratively with staff in post-school educational settings to ensure effective provision and smooth transition.
8. Work with all schools and settings to raise levels of awareness and promote positive images of deafness. Work with the deaf child/young person to promote a positive self-image.
9. To access continued professional development to maintain the up to date knowledge and skills needed to support children with a hearing loss.
10. Provide advice on the needs of pupils undergoing Education Health and Care (EHC) Needs Assessment. Monitor the provision within EHC Plans providing written reports for Annual Review as appropriate.
11. To carry out assessments of children/young people with a hearing loss, including those with additional difficulties and disabilities.
12. To monitor the progress of pre-school children with a hearing loss.
13. Participate with other agencies to deliver services for pre-school age children with a hearing loss and their families.
14. To maintain accurate records of all contacts with children, schools and families.
15. To support the development of competence and confidence in hearing aid use for the child/young person and their carers.
16. To supervise and monitor the use of all audiological equipment.
1. Understanding, knowledge and ability to follow guidelines that ensures compliance with Health and Safety at Work, Data Protection and other statutory requirements.
2. Understanding and commitment to promoting and implementing the Council’s Equal Opportunities policies.
3. Knowledge and experience of using IT.
4. To undertake any other temporary responsibilities aligned with the overall purpose and grade of the role.
5. This position requires the postholder to undergo a DBS (Disclosure and barring service) check.
- UK teaching qualification
- Teacher of the Deaf qualification
- Evidence of continuing professional development and specialist knowledge of different types of amplification equipment
- Qualification in BSL
- Substantial successful teaching experience with children with deafness and/or other SEND needs.
- Proven successful multi- agency working; in particular with health professionals.
- Successful and relevant experience of working with families.
- Experience of engaging with and supporting parents.
- Proven ability to work successfully as a member of a multi- agency team, including working successfully with senior leaders in schools, teachers, other practitioners in the Children’s Service and health professionals, e.g. implant team clinic, speech & language therapists.
- Ability to maintain clarity of service objectives and use resources effectively to achieve them.
- Ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines.
- Able to work independently, efficiently and flexibly.
- Ability to communicate clearly on a one-to-one basis and with a variety of groups, presenting credibility in all aspects of the role.
- Up to date knowledge of relevant audiology required for this post.
- Up to date knowledge of specialist equipment for pupils who wear hearing aids and cochlear implants.