About the Role
We are seeking SSP (VI/HI/MSI) all over the UK. Specialist Support Professional (Deaf Students, Vision Impairment, Multi-Sensory Impairment
We are looking for a qualified Teacher of the Deaf who has the ability to support, motivate and encourage students to develop and achieve their full potential. Ideally you will have experience in higher education establishment as you would be required to work mainly within colleges and universities. You will have the ability to be sensitive to pupils’ needs and learning styles and should have an interest in and understanding of additional support needs
Main duties and responsibilities
Provide one-to-one study skills tuition to students enabling them to develop independent learning strategies.
To provide bespoke sessions for each student according to the needs of the individual student.
Manage paperwork effectively, i.e. completing time sheets and Individual Learning Plans
Comply with all Health and Safety and Risk Management policies and legislation whilst carrying out your duties.
To ensure confidentiality of student/teacher and college information and to comply with the Data Protection Act.
To participate in annual performance appraisals and undertake relevant staff development.
To participate in regular supervision as part of Safeguarding protocol.
To be responsible for the health and safety of self and others (in accordance with the Health & Safety Policy).
Onyx Student Support will seek to provide you with as many hours as are available.
Skills Knowledge & Experience (HI/MSI ONLY)
Advisory Teacher for Deaf Students OR Advisory Teacher for Students with Multi-Sensory Impairments OR Teaching qualification (see below) and Registered Qualified British Sign Language (BSL) Interpreter OR Teaching qualification (See below options) plus specialist qualification in relevant subject e.g:
Deaf literacy specialist qualification
Deaf Awareness qualification (specific to language acquisition) etc.
Skills Knowledge & Experience (VI/MSI ONLY)
Advisory Teacher for Students with Vision Impairments OR Advisory Teacher for Students with Multi-Sensory Impairments OR Teaching qualification (See below) plus specialist qualification in relevant subject
Teaching qualifications will be accepted at Level 4 and above, including:
Associate Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy (AFHEA)
Certificate of Education (Cert Ed)
Diploma in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (DELTA) Level 7
DTTLS (Diploma in teaching in the lifelong learning sector
Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE/PgCert.ED)
Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) in Primary Education
Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) Post Primary education
Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education (PGCHE)
Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice (PGCAP)
Postgraduate Certificates in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education
Qualified Teacher Status (QTS)
Qualified Teacher Learning & Skills (QTLS)
Diploma in Education & Training (DET)
Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (PGCTLHE)
For a full breakdown of the mandatory requirements, please see attached document:
About the Company
Onyx Support is an organisation providing specialist Non-Medical Help (NMH) support services to individuals who have been diagnosed with a mental health condition or physical disability. We provide support to all Higher Education Providers (HEPs) across the UK, demonstrating our capacity to provide nationwide support. Our team provides a range of services aimed at helping individuals to flourish in their chosen areas of study, by supporting students to overcome the barriers of education and encourage strategies to empower individuals to reach their potential and achieve their goals. Support is tailored to students depending on their current needs. Our team includes a range of diverse, professional support workers, working across the UK.