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Vision Impairment Teaching Assistant

Job Reference Ref/1725/2168

Number of Positions:
Contract Type:
Part Time
Contract Details:
Term Time Only
Salary Range :
£22,369 - £24,054 pro rata for term time only and 0.6FTE
Working Hours:
22.00 (0.6 FTE)
Amundsen House or Fawcett House
Job Category:
Cambridgeshire County Council

Our benefits

We value our colleagues in Cambridgeshire County Council and have developed a number of benefits:

  • Flexible working
  • Flexible Bank Holidays
  • A comprehensive wellbeing package
  • Our Cambs Rewards employee discounts
  • A comprehensive pension scheme
  • IDEAL staff equality, diversity and inclusion network.
  • Camweb our staff intranet helping to keep you informed
  • An employee recognition scheme

About the role

Sensory Support Team 0-25yrs Cambridgeshire

Sensory Support Team Vision Impairment Teaching Assistant

“The best thing about my job is that I get to work alongside a child or young person and help them learn new skills and become independent. When I am successful, I get to see a child move on and flourish because they no longer need that support and it feels amazing.”

“This is my third year working as part of the Sensory Support Team and I can honestly say that no two days are the same – in fact often no two hours are the same! It is a fulfilling, challenging and very rewarding role and the Sensory Support Team are fabulous and incredibly welcoming.”

“I love working here. I walk in and it just makes me smile.”

We are looking for enthusiastic, energetic and inspiring people to join our team. You will need to be prepared to learn new skills, working both independently and with colleagues in the Sensory Support Team, as well as mainstream school staff.

Your new role will include:

  • Delivering training to schools
  • Supporting the Vision Impairment Specialists in the Sensory Support Team with creating resources and adaptations
  • Learning & supporting Braille delivery
  • Supporting bespoke interventions
  • Being part of a team that is continually developing new strategies to better the outcomes for children/young people who are Vision Impaired

If you feel passionate about the possibilities this role can offer, and the opportunities to learn new skills, then we want to hear from you. For an informal discussion or to find out more, please contact Sibel Djemal on 07880 053496 or

As part of the interview process you will be asked to deliver an 8-minute presentation on a topic of your choice. The topic can be light-hearted or serious, we will be looking at how coherently you can present your viewpoint and engage an audience.

Your new salary will be on the Level 3 Teaching Assistant scale £22,369-£24,054 pro rata for term time only and to 0.6FTE. Although term time only your holiday pay will increase with length of service.

Your holiday entitlement will depend on years of government service.

Number of years’ continuous local government continuous service

Local Government Employees

New Starter

24 days (177.6 hours)

5 years

28 days (207.2 hours)

10 years

29 days (214.6 hours)

15 years

30 days (222 hours)

Closing Date: Position will remain open until filled

Short listing date: Applicants will be shortlisted as they are submitted

Interview date: In agreement with applicant

This role will require a candidate to undertake an enhanced DBS check and so appointment to this post will be subject to the outcome of an Enhanced Disclosure obtained through the Disclosure and Barring Service. The Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

About us

Cambridgeshire is a great place to work and live with a diverse population, an urban centre in Cambridge, historic Isle of Ely, Huntingdon and St Ives as well as more rural landscapes.

Our four values are central to our culture, driving everything we do.

We are proud to serve the diverse communities of Cambridgeshire and want our workforce to be reflective of this diversity, which we believe benefits our employees, the organisation and our communities. 

Visit our jobs and careers section to find out more about our wide range of learning and development opportunities; apprenticeships; our wellbeing package; staff benefits; our commitment to equality, diversity and Inclusion.

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