BSL Educational Care Coordinator (formerly known as a BSL HLTA)


    Location
    London
    Date

    LB WANDSWORTH SCHOOLS

    Full or Part Time will be considered (up to 30 hours per week)
    Term Time Only (39 weeks)
    Start date: April 2024

    The Wandsworth Hospital and Home Tuition Service (HHTS) has an exciting opportunity for an Educational Care Coordinator (ECC) who is able to use British Sign Language to join our service.

    HHTS encompasses St George’s Hospital, CAMHS School, Community Education (Compass Tuition and Mental Health Outreach) and Corner House; the National Deaf CAMHS inpatient unit, where we provide small group teaching to the d/Deaf learners in our care across the age ranges.

    We are looking for an outstanding, innovative and compassionate person who is willing and able to engage vulnerable deaf and hard of hearing children, many of whom will have additional needs.

    The successful applicant will predominantly be based within Corner House, but will be able to develop their expertise through working across the service as needed as part of our skilled, multi-disciplinary team; supporting and leading activities and liaising with key professionals.

    Corner House is a unique setting – it is the only National CAMHS Deaf Inpatient Unit for children and young people aged 11-18, who are experiencing a mental health crisis in the UK. It offers an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic, motivated and kind candidate, who will have the chance to work with colleagues across a wide multidisciplinary team to support the children and young people holistically throughout their admission.

    You will be joining our creative, caring and enthusiastic team and will receive ongoing training to support you in your role. In addition, we encourage staff to further develop their professional expertise by attending trainings in areas of interest to them.

    A minimum of BSL Level 2 is required, with higher levels of BSL being desirable.

    About the School

    HHTS is a Hospital School and Medical Pupil Referral Unit that provides education for a diverse range of students aged 11-18 who are experiencing a severe or chronic illness and/or have mental health issues.

    Our students have the opportunity to make accelerated progress through personalised learning programmes delivered in small groups or in one-to-one tuition. Staff and students build positive nurturing relationships, which enable students to grow in confidence, self-acceptance and compassion for all.

    The school was graded ‘Outstanding’ once again in the 2023 inspection and is a UNICEF Rights Respecting School with a strong focus on excellence and wellbeing for students and staff.

    The ideal candidate:

    • Has experience within an education and/or care setting
    • Has a minimum of BSL Level 2 or has level 2 qualification underway
    • Is flexible and adaptable and able to work as part of a team
    • Has very good numeracy and literacy skills
    • Has experience working with pupils for whom English is not their first or sole language
    • Can form strong working relationships with young people who have mental health difficulties and additional needs

    Contact us to arrange a visit or to have an informal discussion about the role. Telephone: . Email: .

    To apply please download an application pack from the Wandsworth Council website which can be found via the ‘visit website’ button at the top of this page.

    Alternatively, to apply, please visit our website

    Email completed applications to

    Closing Date: 19 February 2024 (at noon)
    Interviews: 22 February 2024

    We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

    This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check and CVs are not accepted.

    We are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for everyone. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and developing a culture that values differences, recognising that employees from a variety of backgrounds bring important and positive contributions to the workplace and can improve the way we deliver services. We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer.

    Wandsworth Hospital and Home Tuition Service
    CAMHS Campus School
    Elizabeth Newton Building Number 5,
    Elizabeth Newton Way, Springfield University Hospital
    London, SW17 0YG
    Email:
    Tel:
    Headteacher: Tara Bell