Vacancies

Here at the Deaf Academy we have a unique culture.  Child and employee development is at the core of what we do.  We inspire the next generation to do incredible things. Our team create a positive, stimulating environment to enable our young children to thrive. We’re looking for extraordinary people to help shape our future.  If you don’t see any vacancies relevant to you, please keep an eye out on this page. We regularly update our vacancies with all the relevant information. 

Current vacancies advertised below:

  • Communication Support Workers (CSWs)
  • Learning Leaders (Teaching Assistants)
  • Learning Leaders (Teaching Assistants) (Bank)
  • Residential Support Workers
  • Bank Residential Care Workers

Communication Support Workers (CSW)

Hours: 35 per week, Monday – Friday
Actual salary of £16,649 for 35 hours per week,  term time
FTE: £20,629 (RSD 49)

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 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.
  • On-site parking.
  • Cycle to work scheme.
  • Referral scheme totalling £500
  • 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.

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 for 33.5 hours per week term time is £14,692 based on a full time equivalent of £19,018

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: £10.93 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

Salary scale between £19,806 to £23,767
(£10.10 to £12.11) 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).

        Bank Residential Care Workers

        Range from £11.09 to £12.51 per hour

        We are looking to recruit enthusiastic and committed individuals to provide care and support to our students, aged 4 – 21 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.