Specialist Teaching Assistants

Impington, Cambridge
Level 3: £19,554 - £21,166
24 Sep 2019
11 Oct 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Impington Village College

Specialist Teaching Assistants: Visual impairment

Full time 32.5 hours per week + 5 training days per year

Immediate start

One year fixed term contract

Salary: Level 3: £19,554 - £21,166

(approx. £16,650 - £18,023 pro rata for term time working)


We are offering an exciting opportunity to progress your career and undertake structured training and development to enable you to support a student with visual impairment. This role will also give you the opportunity to support other SEND students across the age, ability and subject range. You will be joining a skilled, dedicated and supportive team of staff in our SEND faculty and a College which supports inclusion, independence and meaningful progression for all students. 

As a College we are committed to investing in our teaching assistants and their talent. Starting with a comprehensive induction programme we make sure every TA is clear about their role, and has the tools, knowledge and learning they need to perform well and make a difference.  We provide weekly structured CPD either delivered by our specialist staff or external professionals to give you the opportunity to learn more about specialism areas or strategies to work with specific students. 

With this specific role you will be offered the opportunity to undertake a range of training which could include the use of high and low tech communication aids, intimate care and physiotherapy programs as well as feeding and administering medication. You will be fully supported by the SEND faculty while undertaking this role.  Having successfully completed this training you to become specialised teaching assistant in visual impairment and these skills and experience could open up progression opportunities for you.

Our College is committed to Equal Opportunities and to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. This position is subject to a satisfactory references and an Enhanced DBS check.  We do not accept CVs.

Closing Date: 9 am Friday 11 October 2019

An application pack is available from our website www.impington.cambs.sch.uk. Applicants must complete a College application form - we cannot accept CVs.  Applications to Valerie Hastings vhastings@ivc.tmet.org.uk