Vacancies

Here at the Deaf Academy we have a unique culture.  Student and employee development is at the core of what we do.  We inspire the next generation to do incredible things. Our teams create a positive, stimulating environment to enable our children and young people to thrive. We’re looking for extraordinary people to join us and help shape our future. 

Our current vacancies advertised below;

  • Specialist (Deafness/SEN) Speech & Language Therapist
  • Communication Support Workers (CSWs)
  • Learning Leaders (Teaching Assistants)
  • Bank Learning Leaders (Teaching Assistants)
  • Residential Support Workers – for our children’s home
  • Residential Care Workers
  • Bank Residential Care Workers
Exeter Consortium School Alliance. Primary Initial Teacher Training

Specialist (Deafness/SEN*) Speech & Language Therapist

Hours: 30-37 per week, term time only
Actual starting salary of between £28,754 to £34,625 
Full time equivalent of £33,706 – £40,588
Location: Exmouth, Devon
*we would welcome applications from specialist SaLTs with skills that support our student cohort. We would be willing to support the right candidate to acquire their specialist qualification.
 

Are you looking for a new challenge? For a rewarding job where you have the opportunity to make a real difference? If so then we would love to hear from you!

The Deaf Academy operates from a £12m brand-new award-winning campus for day and residential students. This is a unique opportunity to join our fantastic team and directly impact our young people’s experience.

We are very keen to hear from SaLT professionals who may be looking for an opportunity within the exciting and highly rewarding area that is Deaf Education and/or the opportunity to relocate to Devon.  

Working collaboratively with Education and Care staff and our in-house Therapies team, the successful candidate will lead a high-quality service to support deaf students with language and communication difficulties and / or additional needs.  They will be involved in providing training, planning and jointly running groups. The SaLT will also work closely with Education staff to facilitate whole Academy approaches to the inclusion of students with auditory, speech, language and communication needs.

The role reports to the Assistant Principal (Therapies and Student Support) working within the therapy team, alongside colleagues such as an Occupational Therapist, Physiotherapist, Educational Audiologist and a SaLT whom the successful candidate will be responsible for managing.

The successful applicant will possess a strong work ethic with skills of proven positive multidisciplinary working with other therapies, teachers, teaching assistants, residential staff, families/carers and external professionals. The expected standards of interventions and collaboration demand effective organisational and planning skills as well as exceptional rapport, flair and creativity as Lead SaLT.

Candidates with energy, patience, passion and full commitment to the enriching the lives of Deaf young people are warmly encouraged to apply.

BSL qualifications are important but not an essential requirement for this role as full training will be provided.  

Key responsibilities:

  • Support the Speech and Language service across the Deaf Academy, including assessment, diagnosis, treatment and evaluation of the Speech and Language Therapy needs of students.
  • Support Speech and Language Therapy interventions (SaLT) for students as part of a holistic curriculum, including students in Residential Care and the Children’s home as part of their 24 hour curriculum, working closely with staff to ensure optimal impact for students and within the context of a multi-disciplinary team enhancing best practice.
  • Embed the aims and practice of Speech and language interventions across the departments at the Academy.
  • Train staff to implement programmes, including how to utilise communication opportunities, resources and staffing.
  • Support and oversee the work of those carrying out interventions whether embedded or targeted.
  • Provide interventions that require delivery by a specialist SaLT

Undertake research in a specialist area as directed by the Assistant Principal (Therapies and Student Support).

    Key requirements:

    • Qualified Speech and Language therapist status.
    • Highly developed specialist knowledge, underpinned by theory and practice in the field of working with students with hearing impairment with or without additional needs or with SEN needs
    • Sound knowledge of current evidence-based guidance in relation to children and young people with SEND including Autism.
    • Experience of working with deaf children/ young people with a wide range of needs and / or working with children with additional or complex needs.

      We will offer:

      • A CPD program geared to your specific training needs.
      • Sponsorship to achieve qualifications in British Sign Language up to Level 3.
      • Group Personal Pension including 8% employer contribution.
      • Life Assurance up x3 of actual salary.
      • Recruitment referral bonus scheme of £500 in total.
      • On-site parking.
      • Cycle to work scheme.
      • Enhanced maternity and paternity pay.
      • The opportunity to join a committed team of professionals working together to secure high achievement for all our students.
      • Opportunity to work in a brand-new purpose-built campus located within a very close proximity to the beach.

        Our vision is a brighter future for Deaf young people. If you feel you could be part of this story, we would like to hear from you.

        We offer a relocation package to candidates who move house into this area for this job role.   If you would like more details with regards to this package please contact the Human Resources department on employment@thedeafacademy.ac.uk.

        For  an informal discussion about role and to obtain a job description and person specification, please contact the Human Resources department on employment@thedeafacademy.ac.uk or visit the ‘Work for us’ section on our website at www. thedeafacademy.ac.uk

        Closing date for applications: Friday 9th December 2022

        If you require this advert in BSL – please get in touch!

        This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and therefore applicants are required to declare any cautions, convictions, reprimands and final warnings that are not protected (i.e. that are not filtered out) as defined by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended in 2013 and 2020).

        The Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young adults; as such an enhanced DBS disclosure is required.

        The Academy is committed to promoting diversity and inclusion for all its students and staff.

        (Registered Charity No.1124523)

        Communication Support Workers (CSW)

        Hours: 35 per week, Monday – Friday
        Actual starting salary of £19,023 for 35 hours per week,  term time
        Full time equivalent of £23,571 

        Are you looking for a new challenge?  For a rewarding career where you can make a real difference?  If so, then we would love to hear from you!

        Working at the Deaf Academy, you can be certain that you are part of a team that does its utmost to inspire and enable our young people to thrive. Preparing young people for a happy, healthy and fulfilling future is what it’s all about for us.

        The Deaf Academy operates from a £12m new award-winning campus for day and residential students. This is a unique opportunity to join our fantastic team and directly impact our young people’s experience.

        We are looking to recruit Communication Support Workers to work with students both on and off site. Supporting students at Further Education provisions to facilitate two-way communication between our deaf students, their mainstream tutors and wider peer group. This will also include taking notes, modifying English and other resources to make them accessible to our students.

        Key responsibilities:

        • Support deaf learners of different ages on a range of courses levels 1 & 2
        • Provide reinforcement of curriculum content for deaf learners at levels 1 & 2
        • Support deaf learners through sign language communication, note-taking, language modification and lip-speaking
        • Support students on pre-supported internships and supported internships
        • Work with the deaf learners to support/promote college life to promote their social/emotional development and independence
        • Be able to work on own initiative, with support of the Learning and Support Manager
        • Accompany students on recreational activities, work experience placements, and educational trips
        • Provide and respond to information from Teachers, Lecturers, and specialist Tutors about the needs of the deaf learner (for assignments, coursework and exams)
        • Maintain current and accurate records of support work at all times
        • Provide communication support in annual reviews, exams and meetings where required

        Key Requirements:

        • A minimum of BSL Level 2 qualification is required, with BSL level 3 as desirable
        • Level 2 Maths and English (GCSE A*-C)
        • Experience with supporting deaf learners in a communications context
        • Knowledge of Deaf culture and community
        • Good communication skills, whether written or oral
        • Ability to liaise with curriculum and support staff at colleges
        • Empathetic and very patient with a supportive attitude to support students
        • Reliable and hardworking
        • Ability to form and maintain appropriate relationships and personal boundaries with children and young adults
        • Emotional resilience in working with challenging behaviours

        We will offer:

        • A CPD programme geared to your specific training needs
        • Sponsorship to achieve qualifications in British Sign Language up to Level 3
        • Group personal pension including 8% employer contribution
        • Life assurance up to three times your actual salary
        • Free on-site parking
        • Cycle to work scheme
        • Staff refer a friend scheme – earn up to £500
        • Season ticket loan scheme
        • Enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption pay provisions.
        • Free eye tests
        • Professional development courses supported by a generous Academy wide training budget
        • Opportunity to work in a brand-new purpose-built campus located within a very close proximity to the beach.

        Our vision is a brighter future for Deaf young people. If you feel you could be part of this story, we would like to hear from you.

        If your interested in applying for this role, contact employment@thedeafacademy.ac.uk for an application pack.

        Closing date for applications: Ongoing

        If you require this advert in BSL – please get in touch!

        This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and therefore applicants are required to declare any cautions, convictions, reprimands and final warnings that are not protected (i.e. that are not filtered out) as defined by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended in 2013 and 2020).

        The Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young adults; as such an enhanced DBS disclosure is required.

        The Academy is committed to promoting diversity and inclusion for all its students and staff.

        (Registered Charity No.1124523)

        Learning Leaders (Teaching Assistants)

        33.5 hours per week (Term Time only)
        Actual salary is £15,850 based on a full time equivalent of £20,518

        We are committed to enabling all our students to excel educationally, come and help us achieve it.

        Working at the Deaf Academy, you can be certain that you are part of a team that does its utmost to inspire and enable our young people to thrive. Preparing young people for a happy, healthy and fulfilling future is what it’s all about for us.

        Are you looking for a new challenge? For a rewarding job where you have the opportunity to make a real difference? If so then we would love to hear from you!

        As part of this role you will provide specialist support and/or interventions with children and young people in academic subjects, addressing the needs of students who need help to overcome barriers to learning and behaviour. Alongside assisting the Classroom Teacher in planning, monitoring, assessments and effective teaching and learning of all students.

        You will be based within our purpose-built facility in Exmouth. This new world-class Academy will change the lives of Deaf students. It will break down barriers to Deaf young people, bring communities together and enable families to thrive.

        What we will offer:

        • A CPD program geared to your specific training needs.
        • Sponsorship to achieve qualifications in British Sign Language up to Level 3.
        • Group Personal Pension including 8% employer contribution.
        • Enhanced maternity and paternity pay.
        • Life Assurance.
        • Free onsite parking
        • Cycle to work scheme.
        • Long-term career development within a forward thinking and innovative organisation.

        Key responsibilities:

        • Contribute effectively to teacher planning and preparation of lessons.
        • Monitor student’s participation and progress, providing feedback to teachers and giving constructive support to pupils as they learn.
        • Communicate effectively and sensitively with pupils to support their learning.
        • Promote and support the inclusion of deaf pupils and all pupils in their learning activities.
        • To be responsible for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and young adults responsible for (or come into contact with) in accordance with the Academy’s Safeguarding Policy & Procedures.
        • Contribute to planning, recording and implementation of Student Support Plans.

        Key Requirements:

        •  Experience of working within an Education setting.
        • Ability to relate well to students, colleagues, other professionals and parents.
        • Working knowledge of National/foundation stage curriculum and other relevant learning strategies.
        • Promote and safeguard the welfare of students/young people.

         

        If you are interested in finding out more about this exciting and unique opportunity, then please contact Human Resources on employment@thedeafacademy.ac.uk for more information and an application pack.

         Closing date for applications: Ongoing

        The Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young adults; as such an enhanced DBS check is required.

        The Academy is committed to promoting diversity and inclusion for all its students and staff.

        This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and therefore applicants are required to declare any cautions, convictions, reprimands and final warnings that are not protected (i.e. that are not filtered out) as defined by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended in 2013 and 2020).

        Learning Leaders (Bank)

        (Teaching Assistants)

        Hours: As and when required by the Academy
        Salary: £12.45 per hour

        Working at the Deaf Academy, you can be certain that you are part of a team that does its utmost to inspire and enable our young people to thrive. Preparing young people for a happy, healthy and fulfilling future is what it’s all about for us.

        Are you looking for a new challenge? For a rewarding job where you have the opportunity to make a real difference? If so, then we would love to hear from you!

        As part of this role, you will provide specialist support and/or interventions with children and young people in academic subjects, addressing the needs of students who need help to overcome barriers to learning and behaviour. Alongside assisting the Classroom Teacher in planning, monitoring, assessments and effective teaching and learning of all students.

        You will be based within our purpose-built facility in Exmouth. This new world-class Academy will change the lives of Deaf students. It will break down barriers to Deaf young people, bring communities together and enable families to thrive.

        Key Requirements:

        • Experience of working within an Education setting.
        • Ability to relate well to students, colleagues, other professionals and parents.
        • Working knowledge of National/foundation stage curriculum and other relevant learning strategies.
        • Promote and safeguard the welfare of students/young people.

        Key responsibilities:

        • Contribute effectively to teacher planning and preparation of lessons.
        • Monitor student’s participation and progress, providing feedback to teachers and giving constructive support to pupils as they learn.
        • Communicate effectively and sensitively with pupils to support their learning.
        • Promote and support the inclusion of deaf pupils and all pupils in their learning activities.
        • To be responsible for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and young adults responsible for (or come into contact with) in accordance with the Academy’s Safeguarding Policy & Procedures.
        • Contribute to planning, recording and implementation of Student Support Plans.

        What we offer:

        • A highly competitive salary.
        • A CPD program geared to your specific training needs.
        • Sponsorship to achieve qualifications in British Sign Language up to Level 3.
        • Group Personal Pension including 8% employee contribution.
        • Life Assurance.

        If you are interested in finding out more about this exciting and unique opportunity, then please contact Human Resources on employment@thedeafacademy.ac.uk for more information and an application pack.

         Closing date for applications:  Ongoing

        The Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young adults; as such an enhanced DBS check is required.

        The Academy is committed to promoting diversity and inclusion for all its students and staff.

        This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and therefore applicants are required to declare any cautions, convictions, reprimands and final warnings that are not protected (i.e. that are not filtered out) as defined by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended in 2013 and 2020).

        Residential Support Workers – children’s home

        Salary scale between £21,202 to £25,242
        (£10.81 to £12.87) plus sleep-ins*
        (Dependant on qualifications)

        We are committed to enabling all our students to excel educationally, come and help us achieve it.

        Are you an enthusiastic, dedicated and dynamic Carer who has a passion for improving the lives and outcomes for children and young people?

        If you are, then please read on…….

        Rolle House is a registered Children’s Home specialising in caring for children and young people aged between five and 17 years who are Deaf or hard of hearing. Rolle House is set in attractive grounds, just five minutes’ walk from both Exmouth beach, and the town centre.

        We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic and pro-active individual to join our team of Residential Support Workers to work with and inspire our young people.

        Can you demonstrate:

        • An inspiring personality who really wants to make a difference to young people’s lives.
        • Experience or desire to work within a Care setting.
        • Commitment to implement change to improve service standards.
        • The drive and motivation to achieve outstanding outcomes for the young people we support.
        • Proven experience with working in a successful team
        • Experience of working with children/young people with challenging behaviour

        What we will offer:

        • A CPD program geared to your specific training needs.
        • Group Personal Pension including 8% employer contribution.
        • Life Assurance scheme.
        • Free on-site parking.
        • Free meals when on shift.
        • The opportunity to join a committed team of professionals working together to secure high achievement for all our students.
        • Full sponsorship and support in completing British Sign Language qualifications up to Level 3.
        • The opportunity to be part of an exciting new development.

          *Regular sleep-ins will be required with the role but these are not contractual or guaranteed.  Sleep-ins are paid at a rate of £32.64 per night.   

           

          The salary scale for this position £19,806 to £23,767 (£10.10 to £12.11). Salary progression is dependent on the completion of BSL qualifications up to Level 3 and the attainment of the Level 3 Children and Young Peoples Workforce Diploma.

              For a job application pack: Please e-mail the HR Department employment@thedeafacademy.ac.uk

              Closing date for applications: Ongoing

               

              If you require this advert in BSL – please get in touch!

              The Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young adults; as such an enhanced DBS check is required.

              The Academy is committed to promoting diversity and inclusion for all its students and staff.

              This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and therefore applicants are required to declare any cautions, convictions, reprimands and final warnings that are not protected (i.e. that are not filtered out) as defined by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended in 2013 and 2020).

              Residential Care Workers 

              Actual Salary range for 42 hours per week, term time £19,482 to £21,475
              Hourly rate £10.42 to £11.49

              We are committed to enabling all our students to excel educationally, come and help us achieve it.

              The Deaf Academy provides specialist education and care for deaf young people across the United Kingdom. Our students range from 9 to 25 years old and the majority of them also have additional needs.  We operate a broad and enriched curriculum, tailored to student’s individual needs. Each student is supported to achieve their learning potential as part of our bilingual learning environment.

              In September 2020, we opened our doors to a brand new state-of-the-art campus based in Exmouth, Devon.   The new site is designed around the principals of Deaf space, it puts the Deaf Academy at the cutting edge of deaf education.

              We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic and committed individual to provide care and safeguard the welfare of our students, aged 9 – 25 years.

              This is a great opportunity to be part of an inspiring team, whilst promoting the social, emotional wellbeing and development of the students. This role will give you a great opportunity to support our students in preparing them to develop their independent living skills, whilst supporting their education. We are looking to recruit dynamic individuals who are self-motivated, resilient and able to work as part of a team working with children who are profoundly deaf and have additional needs.

              This role will give you the opportunity to develop within a specialist care environment and be part of delivering life changing opportunities to our young people.

              Having a qualification in British Sign language is not essential, as you will also be given the opportunity to achieve up to Level 3 in British Sign Language (BSL) qualification and undertake the Level 3 Children and Young Peoples Workforce Diploma.

              Previous experience of working within a Residential Care environment is not essential as full training will be provided.

               

              We have one role available on the following shift pattern:

              • Monday: 3pm -12am
              • Tuesday: 7:30am-9:30am
              • Tuesday: 3pm-12am
              • Wednesday: 7.30am -9:30am
              • Wednesday: 3pm-12am
              • Thursday: 7:30am-9:30am
              • Thursday: 3pm-12am
              • Friday: 7:30-9:30am

               (STAFF WILL SLEEP IN ON A ROTA BASIS AT AN EXTRA RATE OF £32.64 per sleep-in) – Opportunity to earn up to £4,029 per year.

              We have two roles available on the following shift pattern (based on a termly average of 42 hours per week):

              Week 1

              • Monday: 2 pm-12 am
              • Tuesday: 7.30 am -9.30 am
              • Tuesday: 2 pm 12-am 
              • Wednesday: 7.30 am – 9.30 am
              • Friday: 3 pm-12 am 
              • Saturday: 8 am – 12 am 
              • Sunday: 8 am – 12 am 
              • Monday: 7.30 am- 9.30 am 

              Week 2

              • Wednesday: 2 pm – 12 am 
              • Thursday: 7.30 am – 9.30 am
              • Thursday: 2 pm -12 am
              • Friday: 7.30 am – 9.30 am 

               

              (STAFF WILL SLEEP IN ON A ROTA BASIS AT AN EXTRA RATE OF £32.64 per sleep-in)

                What we will offer:

                • Term time working of approximately 38 weeks
                • A CPD program geared to your specific training needs.
                • Group Personal Pension including 8% employer contribution.
                • Life Assurance scheme of x3 of the employees actual salary.
                • Free on-site parking.
                • Free meals when on shift.
                • The opportunity to join a committed team of professionals working together to secure high achievement for all our students.
                • Full sponsorship and support in completing British Sign Language qualifications up to Level 3.
                • Full sponsorship to complete the Level 3 Children and Young Peoples Workforce Diploma.
                • The opportunity to be part of an exciting new development.
                • Enhanced maternity and paternity pay
                • Cycle to work scheme
                • Support with travel expenses via a season ticket loan scheme for public transport usage.
                • Refer a friend scheme – earn up to £500

                  For a job application pack: Please e-mail the HR Department employment@thedeafacademy.ac.uk

                  Closing date for applications: Ongoing

                  If you require this advert in BSL – please get in touch!

                  The Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young adult,; as such an enhanced DBS check is required.

                  The Academy is committed to promoting diversity and inclusion for all its students and staff.

                  This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and therefore applicants are required to declare any cautions, convictions, reprimands and final warnings that are not protected (i.e. that are not filtered out) as defined by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended in 2013 and 2020).

                   (Registered Charity No.1124523).

                  Bank Residential Care Workers

                  Range from £12.20 to £13.45 per hour

                  We are looking to recruit enthusiastic and committed individuals to provide care and support to our students, aged 9 – 25 years. The role will involve working on a shift rota pattern including evenings, some weekend work – as and when required by the Academy. We can be flexible with start and finishing times!

                  A British Sign Language qualification is not essential, and this role can fit around studies and another job.

                  This is a great opportunity to be part of a flexible team, whilst promoting the social, emotional wellbeing and development of the students and safeguarding the welfare of children and young adults.

                  What we offer:

                  • Access to a Group Personal Pension scheme.
                  • The possibility of earning extra income by assisting with “sleep ins” at a rate of £32.64 per hour
                  • Free on-site parking.
                  • Free meals when on shift.
                  • The opportunity to work with a committed and highly supportive team.
                  • Full sponsorship and support in completing British Sign Language qualifications up to Level 3.

                  If you are interested in finding out more about these exciting and unique opportunities, then please contact Human Resources on employment@thedeafacademy.ac.uk for more information and an application pack.

                   Closing date for applications: ongoing

                  The Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young adults; as such an enhanced DBS check is required.

                  The Academy is committed to promoting diversity and inclusion for all its students and staff.

                  This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and therefore applicants are required to declare any cautions, convictions, reprimands and final warnings that are not protected (i.e. that are not filtered out) as defined by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended in 2013 and 2020).

                  Work Experience

                  Work experience is the perfect opportunity to explore your career aspirations. If you’re interested in a work experience placement, please get in touch, we would love to hear from you. Please require early, as we are only able to accept a limited amount of work experience applications every year. Please email: employment@thedeafacademy.ac.uk

                  Volunteering

                  We currently have no specific volunteering placements.