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Keyboard and Assisted Technology Practitioner

Organisation:Leicestershire County Council 

Working Hours: Part Time , Hours per week - 19.5 

Salary:Unqualified Teacher Scale 1-6 (dependent on experi - Pro-Rata 

Appointment Type:Permanent 

Location:County Hall, County Hall, Glenfield, Leicester, LE3 8RF 

Reference:CYP1947 

Closing date:28 August 2022 at midnight 


Unqualified Teacher pay scale 1-6 (dependent on qualifications and skills, Teacher terms and conditions)

Leicestershire Vision Support Service is looking for an enthusiastic and committed person to support the work of the Vision Support Service which is made up of a team of Qualified Teachers of the Visually Impaired (QTVI) Specialist VI practitioner and Keyboard and Assisted Technology Practitioners and Technicians. You will have experience of working with the 5-16 age range in educational settings. Knowledge of additional/complex needs would be an advantage.  The post would be peripatetic and involve assessing readiness for and providing tuition in touch typing and associated shortcuts and assistive technology (magnification and text to speech) and to assess for the eDCC award scheme.  You may be asked to support the introduction of alternative access means for using equipment (braille devices) in support of the curriculum.  Much of this role would be lone working but we are a supportive team and there would be lots of contact.

This is a role which is ever evolving as new equipment becomes available and you will need to be flexible and willing to maintain a high standard with relation to your working knowledge of assistive technology packages as well as undertaking training on the different hardware and software as used by the Vision Support Team.

We would provide you with a full induction period including training and shadowing of other team members during the first term and ongoing mentoring support and would expect the person appointed to complete the Online Partners in Learning – https://viewweb.org.uk/training/understanding-visual-impairment-in-children-and-young-people/ and the UEB Online braille for sighted readers course. https://uebonline.org/

If you would like further information about the role, please call Julie Grafton-Reed or Kirsten Jansen Vision Support Team Managers 0116 3059400 Email STS@leics.gov.uk. (As advertised over the summer period/School holidays there may be a slightly longer response time to job enquires between July 12th-August 24th, however we will aim to reply within several days)  

Interviews are due to take place week commencing September 5th

Essential requirements: As per person specification. Knowledge of Vision or Sensory impairment an advantage.



We are on a journey to be an inclusive department where a culture to celebrate equality, diversity and inclusion is embedded and discrimination challenged at every level together as a department.  We warmly welcome those from all cultures, ethnicities and beliefs - this diversity is vital to our journey and is fundamental to our values and enriches the services we offer our children and familiesWe particularly welcome applicants from black, minority, ethnic (BME) communities, disabled people and lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) communities, as they are currently under represented within our workforce.


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