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Specialist Support Worker (596795)

City of Bradford MDC
Based at Hanson Delta Academy Resourced Provision
£25,979 - £28,770 pa (Pro rata for term time posts)
Closing date
5 May 2024

Specialist Support Worker with Deaf Children and Young People 

2 x 32.5 hours per week (Term time only plus 1 week – 39 weeks) -Permanent

We are seeking to recruit two experienced, dedicated and creative Specialist Support Worker (SSW) to join our team of professionals to work with deaf children across the Deaf and MSI Children Service, in the Local Authority Led Resourced Provisions (LARP). These posts will initially be based at Hanson Delta Academy.

The Deaf and MSI Children Service is a large, enthusiastic and dynamic team of specialists providing teaching and support for Deaf and MSI children and young people.  We work with three schools that host a Local Authority Led Resourced Provision and peripatetically across the Bradford local authority.

As a Specialist Support Worker, we can offer you:

An opportunity to work within a dedicated, skilled and supportive team.

  •  Planned continuous professional development (CPD) relevant to your role.
  •  Access to wellbeing support and resources and other employee benefits
  • An opportunity to make a positive contribution to the successful education and wellbeing of Deaf children and young people.

Ideally you will have experience of working as a Communication Support Worker or Specialist Support Worker with deaf children and young people. You must have the ability to demonstrate skills in British Sign Language at a minimum of Level 2 and have a willingness to develop your BSL further.  There will be opportunity within the service to do this.

For further information regarding this post please contact Sarah Rothera on 07967 321390 or email

Bradford Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. An enhanced DBS check and children’s barred list check will be undertaken for these posts and all mandatory pre employed checks will be carried out. 

 Responsibilities of the post include ensuring that the safety and welfare of children and young people is paramount by implementing the relevant safeguarding practice and policies and liaising with other council colleagues including the Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) where appropriate. Further details can be found within the job description. 

 The post includes engaging in regulated activity with children and young people. It is an offence to apply for the role if the applicant is barred from engaging in regulated activity relevant to children.

 This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, Section 4(2) by virtue of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (ROA 1974). It is the applicant’s duty to disclose any offences which fall outside of the protected offences list prior to any recruitment. Failure to disclose this information could lead to withdrawal of the application or dismissal.

 The Code of Practice on the English language requirement for public sector workers, Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016 requires that Councils ensure that all candidates applying for customer facing posts must be assessed in order to establish their fluency in English.

 The criteria under special knowledge and experience on the job profile which is shown in this advert outlines what level of fluency you will be expected to demonstrate.  Therefore, it is essential that you provide examples in your application.

 Closing Date: 5th April 2024


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