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Specialist Teacher Hearing Impairment LBHF14571

Job Details:

Salary Range: Main Teacher pay scale - Upper Teacher pay scale per annum plus Special Education Needs Allowance
Additional Allowances: Teacher and Learning Responsibility Allowances depending on Qualifications and Experience  
Work Location: 145 King Street, Hammersmith, W6 9XY
Hours per week: Up to 100% (Full-time)
Contract type: Permanent 
DBS check: Enhanced
Closing date: 20 November 2019
Contact details for an informal discussion: Andrea Boswell or Alison Leao on 02088118190.

Advert Text:

We are ambitious in our commitment to supporting the aspirations of our learning community to achieve independence in adulthood. The Team is part of a high performing dynamic multi-professional service. At the heart of our delivery is innovation and excellence, with a commitment and determination to ensure all children and young people are sensitively enabled to reach their full potential.

The team is placed within the Inclusion & Specialist Intervention Outreach Service (InSpIre) which includes specialist teachers for Vision Impairment, Multi Sensory Impairment, Dyslexia and Autism.


Role Responsibilities:
  • To carry out the professional duties of a teacher as defined in the School Teachers’ Pay and Conditions document.
  • To deliver specialist support to CYP and their families within a range of environments including their home, in school and at specialist medical appointments, placing parents and young people as equal partners in the planning and development of delivery.
  • To support the Local Authority in making full provision to meet the needs of CYP with a hearing impairment in Hammersmith and Fulham.
  • To manage an active caseload advising and supporting teachers and schools with programmes of work as well as teaching and learning strategies for CYP with a hearing impairment between the ages of 0-25 years. 
  • To ensure aspirational target setting for CYP ensures high outcomes for learners with a hearing impairment.  
  • To have an understanding of specialist equipment that supports curricular access and to work collaboratively with the team to ensure that all CYP have an individualised programme that is supported where necessary with specialist resources.
  • To support, through planning and direct teaching, pupils moving into and out of designated provision for pupils with hearing impairment within the Borough and in neighbouring Authorities.
  • To monitor and support the transition of CYP with a hearing impairment into post 16 education and up to 25 years old.
  • To keep thorough and precise records of all activities and to ensure accurate data management informs targeted professional delivery to Nationally accredited standards.
  • To work in partnership with teachers, other professionals and with parents for the benefit of CYP and to record their view of service delivery annually. 
People Values:

How we act defines who we are.  At the heart of our organisation is a common approach to defining ‘who we are’.  We are looking for people have can build this into everything they do.


We are fair

We treat everyone with compassion, dignity and fairness. We value the views and opinion of others, and promote benefits and opportunities for all.


We are caring

We care about our borough and doing things well. We focus on standards and continuous improvement; learning from our mistakes and celebrating success.


We are collaborators

We work together for a better society. We work with our residents, businesses, schools, third sector and others for better outcomes for everyone.


We are driven

We will only settle for the very best. We seek to continually improve and put our residents, customers and businesses at the heart of everything we do.

Recruiting for Attitude:

Your skills and ability are important however, we recruit as much for attitude as we do experience.  We are looking for people who have the following attributes:


Complex problem-solving

The ability to work within a complex system and find simple solutions and outcomes that deliver real change. 


Critical thinking

The ability to challenge the norms through evidence-based approaches using both numerical and critical reasoning and thinking.  You can rationalise decision-making and form views quickly and soundly from a range of sources.  



You take approaches that demonstrate how doing things differently and creatively changes the dynamic in situations.  You can apply creative solutions that deliver hard outcomes.  


People management

You can get the best out of people.  You have a coaching-style and drive through a commitment to personal and professional development.  You are clear in your expectations and have exception feedback from your team about their working environment. You recognise and support people as individuals.  


Coordinating with others

You have the knack of working well with others.  You have an appreciation of your own presence and approach and can demonstrate how you have developed and continue to develop how you work with others.  You will also can recognise how others work, think, and feel to get the most out of collaboration.  


Emotional intelligence

You have a high degree of self-awareness and self-regulation in a wide range of situations from one-to-one conversations to team and group dynamics.  You can recognise motiving factors and demonstrate empathy appropriately applying a wide range of adaptive social skills. 


Judgement and decision making

You can take rational and evidence-based decisions and take responsibility for your decisions and actions.  Where there is ambiguity or a lack of evidence you can demonstrate the ability to understand the environment and show flexibility in applying your judgement.  



You can demonstrate an understanding of the range of skills and techniques required to successfully negotiate with a range of other partners.  This includes understanding how to structure and undertake successful negotiation on an organisational-wide level.  


Service orientation

You must be unequivocal in your commitment and drive for outstanding service delivery.  Both in terms of the quality of products and work delivered as well as the achievement of objectives.  You and your team can demonstrate how your overall contribution to the organisation and service delivers to our organisational aims and objectives.  


Cognitive flexibility

The ability to recognise the environment in which you work and adapt and shift to this environment to maximise your own personal achievement and lead others in the same approach.  Applying cognitive flexibility to situation of significant change and transformation. 

Role Specific Qualifications:
  • Qualified Teacher Status
  • Additional Qualified Teacher of the Deaf status or nearing completion of training


London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all employees, workers and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment.


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