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Valence School

Student Support Assistant with British Sign Language Level 3 - 1 Year Fixed Term


1 YEAR FIXED TERM (until 31.10.2024)

Full Time - 40 hours per week - Term Time Only

£12.79 per hour - £23,245 actual gross p.a.

6.4 weeks paid holiday

Benefits include a generous pension scheme & life cover, private healthcare, retail discounts, training opportunities, wellbeing sessions, free on site parking

This is an excellent opportunity to support a bright and enthusiastic young student, using BSL and acting as an interpreter, within a small class with a team of support assistants. You can make a real and positive impact by enabling our student to learn, promote their independence and help them to achieve by having a “total communication” approach with the support of the speech and language team.

Valence School is a KCC Foundation residential and day Special School for children and young people with physical disabilities, complex medical needs and associated learning and communication difficulties.  We are part of the Kent Special Educational Needs Trust.

You will have BSL Level 3 and will need to be a confident advocate, recognising the potential of the individual student and championing their needs. Experience of complex physical and medical needs is desirable along with GCSE (or equivalent) A*-C in English & Maths

Please see the application pack to complete the online application form

Contact the HR for any further information or if you require the application form in an alternative format 01959 567841 or email

You are advised to submit your application as soon as possible as applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy, interview and appoint earlier if we receive sufficient applications for this role

Valence School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of every student and we expect all our staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  We value diversity and promote equality for all.

References will be taken up before interview and online checks undertaken for shortlisted candidates.  The successful applicant will require an enhanced DBS check (this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act).