Alternative and Augmentative Communication (AAC) Support Officer

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Salary:£23,541.00 - £25,991.00 (Pro-Rata) - 0.8 FTE

Working Hours:30 

Job Share:Yes 

Employment Type:Permanent  

Location:Shire Hall - GL1 2TG 

Closing date:30 October 2020 at midnight 

Augmentative and Alternative Communication provides strategies including symbol based charts and books, alphabet charts and simple and complex communication aids that support or replace someone’s speech when they can’t rely upon it to communicate, as well as maximising access to assistive technology..

We are looking to appoint an Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) Support . This is a new role, the successful The post holder will work within   EISSS Countywide team for Sensory/Physical and AAC.

Working closely with Leads for AAC and VI, the AAC Support Officer role will provide training and support to young people across Gloucestershire with communication challenges and/or visual needs. Working directly with children and young people (0-25), their families, and schools to support access to learning in all phases of education and to achieve their aspirations.

The post holder will work specifically across education services and communities to support the development of inclusive practice and increase capacity in educational settings. Offering advice and support to ensure all children and young people who use AAC/assistive technology achieve good outcomes and independence.

The post benefits from:

a)    Opportunity to directly work with CYP

b)    Working closely with mainstream and special schools and educational settings

c)    A development programme and training opportunities

d)    Working closely with a wide range of professionals and organisations

e)    Helping to support inclusive practice in education in Gloucestershire

It is an exciting time to be joining our services, as we adapt to a different way of working and supporting young people in Gloucestershire.

For an informal discussion: Di Caesar, Lead Advisory Teacher for Physical & Sensory | 01452 583729

Application Information

Gloucestershire County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people or vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

We value diversity in our workforce and positively welcome applications from all sections of the community.

It is a legal requirement, under the Immigration Act 2016, that anyone appointed to a ‘customer facing role’ must be able to demonstrate an ability to fulfil all spoken aspects of the role with confidence in fluent English.

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