Practitioner – Hearing Support Team working with Leicestershire County Council

The Leicestershire Hearing Support Team is looking for an enthusiastic and committed practitioner to support the work of the Hearing Support Team. Ideally, the successful candidate would understand the impact of hearing loss and have experience working with hearing impaired children/youth in a secondary setting..

The position would be based primarily within our Hearing Support Center (HSC) within a mainstream secondary school and would involve working with and supporting specialist teachers. Key to the role is an ability to promote language and vocabulary development, communicate clearly and sensitively while demonstrating active listening skills. Careful recording, reporting and use of ICT is an expectation of the role.

CSS Specific Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Working with individuals and groups of children providing differentiated lessons, activities and specialized curriculum interventions in the HSC under the guidance of specialized teachers, to enable students to access their mainstream lessons and progress towards their individual outcomes outlined in their Education Health and Care Plan (EHCP).
  • Create high-quality resources and classroom displays in the HSC
  • Conduct individual student observations in regular lessons to ensure student access to learning, identify any issues and provide feedback to HSC, LDD and teaching staff.
  • Provide classroom support, including note taking, to HSC students when a need is identified by TODs.
  • Ensure recommended access arrangements are implemented as normal practice for all HI students.
  • Monitor and troubleshoot equipment and provide support to regular staff regarding the use of equipment.
  • Liaise with HST Audiology Technician and parent re-equipment issues.
  • Support HSC staff with day-to-day administrative tasks, including organizing resources, HSC emails, records, and contacting families.
  • Deliver absence coverage in CSS
  • Liaise with key college departments to provide HSC staff with information on program direction and assessments to inform planning and teaching.
  • Act as a link between the Learning and Development Department (LDD) and HSC staff by participating in weekly LDD meetings and through daily contact.
  • Know the different audiological equipment used by students
  • Provide informal mentoring and pastoral support to deaf students in the College by supporting their emotional well-being and self-esteem; help them overcome obstacles; and promote high aspirations and inclusion
  • Act as an advocate for Deaf students and promote Deaf awareness throughout the College
  • Support lunchtime clubs and promote student access to clubs and extracurricular activities.

The successful candidate will work for the local authority hearing support team. Therefore, the role may involve traveling work with hearing impaired children and young people of all ages under the guidance of specialist teachers.

We will help the successful candidate develop their understanding of the equipment used by students and how to check and troubleshoot.

If you would like more information about the role please call Kate WellsHearing Support Team Manager 0116 3059400 Email [email protected]

The required kit:

According to the specifications of the person. Knowledge of hearing or sensory impairment would be an advantage. Knowledge and experience of the secondary program would be an advantage.

BSL skills desirable but not essential.

This item is DBS enhanced.

Please see the Job Description/Person Specification which is attached further down this page

We particularly welcome applicants from Black, Minority and Ethnic (BME), Persons with Disabilities, and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans (LGBT) communities, as they are currently underrepresented in our workforce.

For more information on working for Leicestershire County Council, please click here.

If you are having technical problems completing your application form, please contact

To apply, click on the Apply now link below.

Michael A. May