LEARNING SUPPORT ASSISTANT – VISUAL IMPAIRMENT RESOURCE Job at The Toynbee School – in Eastleigh
The ideal candidate should demonstrate resilience, initiative, patience and a passion for working with and assisting young people to learn. There are good opportunities for career progression and previous experience is not essential. Candidates must have proven literacy and numeracy skills, equivalent to GCSE grade C and above.
A working knowledge of Braille and/or the modification of resources for large print users is desirable but not essential as training will be given. Additionally, there will be the opportunity to gain accreditation in Braille and associated skills to support pupils with vision impairment.
The VI Learning Support Assistant will be required to:
Support in alternative study periods/curricular activities for individual pupils, in the development of their whole school independence, helping to raise standards of achievement.
Occasionally support pupils with a visual impairment on out of hours educational visits, sporting locations etc.
Modification of materials within a specific subject area, designed to meet individual needs and in co-operation with the subject and specialist teachers of the visually impaired, provide adaptation to text:
Modify text to Braille and appropriate large print using scanners and word processing
Adapt diagrams for large print and tactile users.
Prepare 3D models
Reading text to tape
Produce and transcribe Braille text (be prepared to learn Braille)
Re-align original text for photocopy enlargement
Support assistants will be given the opportunity to develop specific skills in an identified area of the curriculum, as far as possible designed to suit their interests.
The opportunity to increase personal knowledge, professional development in visual impairment and the role of the VI LSA will be offered internally and on external courses.
This post is an excellent way to gain experience in a secondary school setting where the role of the Learning Support Assistant is valued by pupils, parents and staff. If you have the skills, enthusiasm and commitment to work with young people with a visual impairment, we would like to hear from you. Please see the Candidate Application pack for further information.
Closing Date: 27th August
Interview Date: Successful shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interview prior to the closing date
Company: The Toynbee School –
Company Location: Eastleigh