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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. We are an award-winning organisation and 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.

Working with us is more than just a job. You’ll have access to fantastic benefits and receive invaluable training to develop your career.

Our current vacancies advertised below:

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Exeter Consortium School Alliance. Primary Initial Teacher Training

Teacher – College (part-time)

19.5 hours a week

£18,000 – 29,697.60 actual salary (based on £30,000-49,496 FTE)

Looking for a rewarding environment where you can make a real difference? The Deaf Academy are committed to enabling all our students to excel educationally, come and help us achieve it.

We are looking to recruit a talented and energetic teaching professional to provide our College students with the education they deserve. We are looking for a Teacher with an interest in Maths and/or PSHE, in order to add to our talented team of professionals. 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. We provide specialist education and care for deaf young people across the United Kingdom. Our students range from 5 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.

We are very keen to hear from those with a background and expertise in SEN, those who may already have their Teacher of the Deaf (TOD) qualification or are ready to be sponsored by the academy to undertake this. To enquire about this please contact HR@thedeafacademy.ac.uk

Key responsibilities
  • Plan, deliver and assess a learning experience which provides students with the opportunity to achieve their individual potential.
  • Plan and deliver a sequence of learning, to Post 16 and Post 19 students.
  • Contribute to raising standards of student attainment and behaviour within the Academy.
  • Plan, deliver and assess a learning experience which provides students with the opportunity to achieve their individual potential through the delivery of an appropriately broad, balanced, relevant and differentiated curriculum including bespoke timetables where necessary.
  • Be a positive role model and demonstrate consistently the positive attitudes, values and behaviours, which are expected of students.
  • Build good working relationships with the whole team including being able to identify opportunities for working with colleagues and sharing the development of effective practice with them.
Key requirements
  • Qualified Teacher Status.
  • Experience within a subject specialism of PSHE or Maths
  • Experience of planning and delivering successful teaching that improves outcomes for learners.
  • Ability to form and maintain positive and effective relationships with students, colleagues, parents and other professionals.
  • Experience of providing an effective support for learners with complex needs is desirable
  • Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues within the Academy and other professionals.
  • Ability to use positive behaviour management strategies to ensure best outcomes for students.
We will offer a highly competitive benefits package, which includes:
  • Deaf Academy Teacher salary scale, with progression through standard and higher levels of pay depending on good performance, plus an additional SEN point depending on qualifications.
  • Access to the Teachers Pension Scheme.
  • Sponsorship to achieve relevant postgraduate qualifications including the Teacher of the Deaf qualification.
  • Sponsorship to achieve British Sign Language (BSL) qualifications up to Level 3.
  • Free on-site parking.
  • Cycle to work scheme.
  • The opportunity to join a committed team of professionals working together to secure high achievement for all our students.
  • Enhanced maternity and paternity pay.
  • Access to a 24/7 Employee assistance program.
  • Opportunity to work in a new purpose-built campus located within a very close proximity to the beach.

To enquire about this role please contact the Recruitment Team on HR@thedeafacademy.ac.uk. Candidates are welcome to visit the Academy ahead of making any application by contacting the HR Team on either 01395 203178 or via email. Tours will also be provided as part of our recruitment process.

Apply by 20th June

Interview date Tuesday 22nd or Thursday 24th

Residential Support Team Leader

£27,302 – 32,530pa*

Join our Children’s Home!

 

An experienced residential care worker, ready to lead a team as part of a Children’s Home? Have experience of working with children with additional needs, or a background in early years? Our team at Rolle House has grown, and we are now looking for a skilled and passionate team leader to join our successful team. We are a registered Children’s Home, specialising in supporting Deaf children with complex needs and are part of a wider community of the Deaf Academy in Exmouth. The Home has a distinct ethos as being nurturing and child-centred, applying therapeutic and trauma informed approaches (Thrive).

As Team Leader, you’ll be comfortable with sorting the day-to-day life of the home and team activities, be knowledgeable about social care regulations, and be a positive role model for others. You’ll provide effective support to our children through implementing a therapeutic approach and in following intentional social pedagogy in the care for deaf children with complex needs in the home. You’ll have an interest in childhood development and be able to apply this in child centred practice and implementing trauma informed behaviour responses.

In this role you’ll be sponsored to undertake further professional qualifications in Health & Social Care and BSL (British Sign Language) and in team management. Working at Rolle House children’s home you can be certain that you are part of a team that does its utmost to inspire and enable our young people to be the best they can be. Preparing young people for a happy, healthy, and fulfilling future.

Click here to find out further information and what current staff share about their experiences of working at Rolle House: Children’s Home – Rolle House – the Deaf Academy

Can you demonstrate
  • Experience of working with children with complex needs, and a desire to work within a Care setting
  • A caring and resilient personality who really wants to make a difference to young people’s lives
  • The drive and motivation to achieve outstanding outcomes for the young people we support
  • Proven experience with working in a successful team
  • Commitment to training and development, including sponsorship to achieve BSL and NVQ L3 in Residential Care (Children and Young People)
What we offer
  • Group Personal Pension including 8% employer contribution
  • Life assurance scheme of x3 the employee’s actual salary
  • Sponsorship to achieve British Sign Language (BSL) qualifications up to Level 3 and NVQ qualifications
  • Recruitment referral bonus scheme of £500 in total
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Enhanced maternity and paternity pay
  • Access to a 24/7 Employee assistance program
  • The opportunity to join a committed team of professionals working together to secure high achievement for all our young people
  • Opportunity to work in caring and supportive home, part of a larger Charity and located within a close proximity to the beach.

*Regular sleep-ins will be required with the role but these are not contractual or guaranteed.  Sleep-ins are paid at a rate of £45 per night. The minimum salary for this role with no sleep-in rate applied is £27,302pa. The salary including sleep-ins may be up to £30,302pa (or £32,530pa for those at top of the pay scale).   

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.

Closing Date: Midnight Tuesday 25th June

Residential Support Worker

£22,051 – 29,252pa*

Join our Children’s Home!

Experienced of working with children with additional needs? Have a passion to apply this within a Children’s Home, aiding their independence within a nurturing setting? Interested in learning BSL (British Sign Language), upskilling in a range of skills, with opportunity for career development?

Rolle House is a registered Children’s Home specialising in supporting Deaf young people with complex needs. The Home has a distinct ethos as being nurturing and child-centred, applying therapeutic and trauma informed approaches (Thrive). In this role you will develop your skills and as part of a passionate and caring team and have opportunities to grow in your career. You will be supported to upskill, and develop all aspects of continued professional development, within the arena of, residential care for young people with complex needs and neurodiversity.

In the day-to-day aspect of your role as Residential Support Worker, you will be supporting our young people in developing their everyday opportunities, creating fun and developmental activities that support their wellbeing and independence. All helping to create happy memories as part of the young people’s childhood experiences. Working on a rota as part of a team of 4, you will work around 35 hours (including sleep-ins as part of a 24 hours shift) across a 3-week shift pattern. You will combine maintaining a well-run, clean, and cared for home whilst meeting the daily needs of the young people’s care, enjoyment, and achievement.

Working at Rolle House children’s home you can be certain that you are part of a team that does its utmost to inspire and enable our young people to be the best they can be. Preparing young people for a happy, healthy, and fulfilling future. 

Click here to find out further information and what current staff share about their experiences of working at Rolle House: Children’s Home – Rolle House – the Deaf Academy

Can you demonstrate
  • Experience of working with children with complex needs, and a desire to work within a Care setting
  • A caring and resilient personality who really wants to make a difference to young people’s lives
  • The drive and motivation to achieve outstanding outcomes for the young people we support
  • Proven experience with working in a successful team
  • Commitment to training and development, including sponsorship to achieve BSL and NVQ L3 in Residential Care (Children and Young People)
What we offer
  • Group Personal Pension including 8% employer contribution
  • Life assurance scheme of x3 the employee’s actual salary
  • Sponsorship to achieve British Sign Language (BSL) qualifications up to Level 3 and NVQ qualifications
  • Recruitment referral bonus scheme of £500 in total
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Enhanced maternity and paternity pay
  • Access to a 24/7 Employee assistance program
  • The opportunity to join a committed team of professionals working together to secure high achievement for all our young people
  • Opportunity to work in caring and supportive home, part of a larger Charity and located within a close proximity to the beach.

*Regular sleep-ins will be required with the role but these are not contractual or guaranteed.  Sleep-ins are paid at a rate of £45 per night. The minimum salary for this role with no sleep-in rate applied is £22,051pa. The salary including sleep-ins may be up to £25,051pa (or £29,252 for those at top of the pay scale).   

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.

Closing Date: Midnight Monday 24th June Interview Date: Wednesday 26th and Thursday 27th June

Bank Residential Care / Children’s Home Workers

Interested in Residential Care, but want to try the role first or need more flexibility? We are looking to recruit Bank Residential Care and Children’s Home Support Workers. The role will involve working as and when required by the Academy on shifts including evenings or weekends.

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 £45 per night.
  • 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.

To apply please complete an application form found via our website, or email your BSL video application to the HR Team hr@thedeafacademy.ac.uk

 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.

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: hr@thedeafacademy.ac.uk

Volunteering

We currently have no specific volunteering placements, but get in touch to see if we can offer any placements.