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Access and Communication Support Worker (ACSW)

About the role

1 FTE ACSW to commence ASAP

We are seeking to appoint an Access Communication Support Worker (ACSW)  to provide British Sign Language (BSL) support for children and young people who are deaf or hearing impaired. 

This will involve working specifically in early years settings and with families in their homes to develop the signing and communication skills for children aged 0-4 yrs.

What will you be doing?

This is an exciting opportunity to join the Sensory Impairment Service who deliver an excellent service to children and young people who have a range of sensory impairments. We are looking for individuals that are passionate about supporting young people who are D/deaf or hearing impaired.

If you think you would like to join our amazing team, please have a look at the job description and if you have any questions or would like a chat about this role, please contact  Jacqui Joseph (Lead Teacher)  on 07912 186941.

About you

The post holder will travel across both West Northants and North Northants Councils to work in schools

A level 2 minimum BSL qualification is essential

This is a term time post (39 weeks a year) and 32.5 hrs a week.

Interviews: 8th January 2024

Our benefits

We offer:

  • a competitive salary
  • a pension scheme, where we pay a significant contribution on top of your contribution. It provides life cover and ill-health protection.
  • opportunities to develop your skills, knowledge and potential in a large unitary council
  • generous leave entitlement (28 days, rising to 33 days) and bank holidays, plus the option to buy up to an extra 10 days
  • agile and flexible working arrangements to help you with a healthy work-life balance.

About us

We are a new unitary council, established in April 2021; we are one of the largest unitary councils in the country. Our vision for North Northants is to be 'A place where everyone has the best opportunities and quality of life'.

Our priorities are:

  • helping people live active fulfilled lives
  • caring for our young people, providing them with high quality education and opportunities
  • enabling a thriving and successful economy
  • leading on a green and sustainable environment
  • ensuring our communities are connected so they can shape their lives and where they live
  • providing modern public services

Our values, as chosen by our staff, are - Customer-focused, Respectful, Efficient, Supportive and Trustworthy.

Your differences make us different - Achieve Together.

We are undertaking consultation with the Trade Unions on terms and conditions and the future NNC pay structure and during this time are appointing new employees on interim spot salaries. You will be advised of the outcome and any impact on your role once this work is complete.


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