Job Details

Job Title: TA – Vision Impairment
Location: Harrow Council
Employer: Pertemps Recruitment Partnership for Harrow Council?
Contract Type : Temporary Assignment
Hours of Work: 35 hours 8:30am – 4:00pm Monday to Friday (term time only).

Overview of a TA – Vision Impairment
Pertemps have an exciting opportunity within Harrow Council for a self-driven and motivated TA – Vision Impairment to join an expanding team.
The role of a TA – Vision Impairment has a competitive pay rate of £12.12per hour to £13.02per hour, increasing in line with Harrow Council Pay Scale increments. Other benefits include, accruing up to 28 days holiday per year (including Bank Holidays) and the opportunity to apply for any internal permanent roles within Harrow Council.

The Main Purpose of a TA – Vision Impairment:

  • Work in close collaboration with staff in educational setting/s and teachers from the Children’s Sensory Team (CST)
  • Contribute to planning for the needs of the pupil/s.
  • Devise and develop systems for gathering curriculum materials for modifications / adaptations in advance of lessons. Co-ordinate resources.
  • Liaise with a wide range of resource providers
  • Prepare high quality materials in Large Print, Tape, Braille and tactile form. (It is an essential expectation of this post that the post holder will undertake the RNIB qualification in Braille). To read and translate Braille into word.
  • Competently use with training, a range of specialist equipment to support learning e.g. Brailler, Braille notetaker, heat pens, CCTV, translation/enlarging software/hardware etc
  • Provide in class support, this may also include supervising small groups.
  • Encourage increasing independence for the pupil. With school staff, support the pupil’s health and safety requirements
  • About you, the successful candidate will have:
  • A firm commitment to equal opportunities, principles and practices. A belief in the pupils’ right to independence and an awareness of when to stand back in order to encourage this.
  • Successful experience of working with children and class teachers in a support role
  • The ability to prepare and organise high quality curriculum materials from print copies using a range of equipment, including ICT and specific software.
  • The ability to communicate clearly with pupil with a visual impairment, parents and staff. Including a good recording voice.
  • Have successful experience with working with children
  • Have GCSE Mathematics and English or equivalent.
  • Desirable- if you spoke Arabic
  • A Braille qualification or a willingness to learn Braille on appointment and complete a course to examination level (Studying is in own time)
  • If you have the necessary skills and experience for this role please click ‘apply’.

    About us
    For almost 60 years, Pertemps Recruitment Partnership has been the market leader in providing permanent and temporary staffing solutions and we are one of the most established players within the recruitment industry. The Sunday Times has listed us as one of the Best 100 Companies to work for 14 years running. We are not a big scary faceless company, quite the opposite: we strongly believe in the personal touch with everything we do. We are proud to be an accredited ‘investor in people’ which is reflected across our business in the length of service and career progression of our employees.
    Harrow Council is the 12th largest London borough and one of the most culturally diverse local authorities in the UK, making it a great place to live, work and visit. Located 10 miles from the city centre and just 13 minutes to Euston from Harrow & Wealdstone station there are great transport links via the Metropolitan Line, Watford DC Line and national rail service. It is easily accessible to the M1, M25 and A406.