Calderdale Council Careers Near Me – Specialist Teacher

  • Permanent
  • Halifax

Website Calderdale Council

Application closing date
MPR/UPR + SEN point
0.7 hours per week, permanent
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Job description

Post Ref: CC314

Based at Shay Stadium, Halifax

We are looking for an enthusiastic and committed Specialist Teacher of Multi-Sensory Impairments to join the Sensory Team within the Specialist Inclusion Teams, as soon as possible.

The successful applicant will work with children and young people with Multi-Sensory Impairments, their families and a range of other professionals. They will work in schools (both mainstream and special) as well as with early years or Post 16 provisions across Calderdale, including in the family homes where appropriate.

The role provides advice and strategies for supporting access to learning, monitoring educational progress towards co-produced aspirational outcomes.

The successful candidate must be able to show:

  • Demonstrable direct teaching experience including recent experience of working with children and young people with multi-sensory impairments in mainstream schools, resourced provision or special schools.
  • The ability to differentiate learning for children and young people with multi-sensory impairments.
  • Excellent specialist assessment skills and the ability to write succinct reports with detailed practical advice for statutory purposes.
  • Ability to develop and deliver training initiatives to raise awareness of, and develop expertise in, meeting the needs of those with multi-sensory loss.
  • A sound working knowledge of the Early Years Foundation Stage, National Curriculum and the Special Educational Needs and Disability Code of Practice and other legislation / National guidance relating to sensory needs.
  • Excellent communication skills to engage and motivate pupils, parents and staff.
  • A strong commitment to inclusion and ensuring all pupils realise their potential.
  • A strong commitment to multi-agency teamwork.

Continued professional development will include attendance at relevant training courses, and a comprehensive induction and mentoring support will be provided throughout the role.

For further information email [email protected] and include a phone number so that we can call you back.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expect all staff to share this commitment. Applicants to posts that are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act will require a DBS from the Disclosure and Barring Service before the appointment is confirmed.

Closing Date: Sunday, 17th October 2023

We may utilise digital interview methods.

As part of our Vision ( we aim to be a talented, resilient and inclusive community. We welcome applications from all and offer a variety of flexible working / job share opportunities for both full and part time staff.

On 30 January 2019, the Council declared a climate emergency in a bold move to step up its action to tackle climate change.

Calderdale Council embraces the positive benefits of a diverse workforce and we are committed to providing an environment that is inclusive. We encourage applications from people who share our commitment to challenge inequality and promote diversity across Calderdale. We particularly welcome applications from communities that are currently under-represented in our organisation, including Black, Asian & Minority Ethnic applicants. All applications are anonymised before being seen by the selection panel.

For support on your application please read our Application Booklet or visit our Employment Hub.

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