Specialist Support Assistant — Braille

Salary: Scale 3 – point 5 – 6 (£17,606 - £17,924)

Hours: Full Time     

Working Pattern: Term Time Only (39 weeks)

Contract: Fixed Term depending upon specific student’s continual attendance within the provision

Required: September 2021


Wandsworth Sensory Support Service is a provider of education for children and young people with Sensory Impairment.  This is an exciting opportunity to join our highly motivated and skilled team as a Specialist Support Assistant.

This post is based within a mainstream setting in West Brompton. The post holder will be working closely with a year 8 student with no vision, who accesses the national curriculum via Braille. You will be key in ensuring the child develops their ‘learning to access skills’, helping teachers within the school to create an inclusive environment that allows this student to reach their full potential.

It is crucial that the postholder is able to ensure that the lesson content and materials are made accessible in digital or tactile format (including Braille), the student is safe within practical subject - e.g. PE, Science or Design and Technology - and their independence is promoted through daily practice of their habilitation targets. The postholder will also be expected to keep abreast of continuously evolving technology in relation to visual impairment.


This is a fantastic opportunity for someone who has high expectations, is passionate about transforming young people’s lives and has a desire to develop their career by working with children and young people with vision impairment.

The postholder will need to possess Grade 2 Braille OR have a willingness to learn and develop these skills on a continuous basis.


We can offer you:

  • A personalised induction programme
  • The opportunity to undertake recognised qualifications
  • A positive and supportive team
  • A staff wellbeing programme

The Wandsworth Sensory Support Service is a very special place to work and staff wellbeing and career progression are very important to us. In addition to our Staff Wellbeing programme, you will be provided with tailored in-house and external training appropriate to your needs and interests.



Further Information: If you would like further information on this post, please contact Frankie Punzi from Wandsworth Sensory Support Service on punzi@wandsworthhis.org.uk

Completed applications should be emailed to: hradministrator@lindenlodge.wandsworth.sch.uk.


Closing Date for all applications: Wednesday 1st of September 2021

Shortlisting: Week commencing Friday 3rd of September 2021

Interview Date: w/c Monday 6th of September 2021


Linden Lodge School and Wandsworth Support Service are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  An enhanced DBS will be required.

Please note that CVs are not accepted.


Wandsworth Hearing Support Service,

The Lodge,

61, Princes Way,

Wimbledon Park,

SW19 6JB

Head of Service: Sabrina Djazoul