Multi Sensory Impairment Teacher (Consultant)

Reference number: 43226

Title: Multi Sensory Impairment Teacher (Consultant)

Hours: 37.5 hours per week (Full time)

Location: Hadley Centre, Barnet or Home Working in South or East Locality - Please see attached map

Contract type: Permanent

Closing date: Monday 6 May 2019

Salary: Circa £37,000 (plus allowance if applicable)

Interview date: Thursday 16 May 2019

To start: To be discussed at interview

Job advert:

Are you passionate about supporting children and young people who are Deafblind/ Multi-sensory impaired?

We are looking to appoint a dynamic and inspiring professional who places the child/ young person at the center of every decision they make.

About the role

We are currently recruiting for an MSI Consultant to work 37.5 hours per week in the South or East  of England. We have Sense Family Centre based in Barnet however given the reach of the service applicants may be based in other areas of the locality and work more remotely. This is a unique opportunity to provide support and have positive impact on the lives of children and young people and their families.

You will be required to: 

  •  manage the caseload for our service in the South/East and develop the offer to children and young people to ensure it is relevant and effective in line with the team strategy.
  • provide management support for a small team of children and family support workers based in the South/East of England and be expected to provide professional support and development opportunities for ensure our offer is delivered.
  •  develop links across local authorities in the South/East of England, identifying opportunities for joint work in order to promote understanding and service developments for the benefit of Deafblind/ Multi-Sensory Impaired population.


Sense Specialist Services for Children and Young People

Sense Specialist Services for Children and Young People offers support from early childhood until the young person moves into adulthood. The team work primarily with:

  • Children who are deafblind/multi-sensory impaired.
  • Children who have medical conditions that are likely to cause problems with sight and hearing as they grow older.

Support is also available to children who have either a sight or hearing impairment combined with other needs, such as learning or physical disabilities.

About you 

  • Are you experienced in working with children or young people who have sensory impairments and / or complex and medical needs, and their families?
  • Are you a skilled and engaging leader who is excited and passionate about developing the skills of a team to meet the needs of deafblind people locally and nationally?
  • Do you possess insight and knowledge of the SEND system which would benefit CYP with sensory impairments and / or complex and medical needs, and their families?
  • Are you able to undertake assessment that focuses on the whole-child’s needs and on what they can rather than can’t do?

If the answer is yes to one or more of these then we are particularly keen to hear from you. Home-based working and flexible working arrangements can be considered including job-share based upon the needs of the service.

We are looking for experienced practitioners with Mandatory Qualifications or relevant experience of working with children and young people with multi-sensory impairment or single sensory impairment and additional complex needs.

Roles will require travel across their locality and occasionally nationally. In return we offer specialist training and support to enable professional development, opportunity to join the company pension scheme and enhanced family benefits, and in addition a company car if eligible.


For an informal discussion about this role, please contact: Anthony McKay, or 07795691792

About us

For everyone living with complex disabilities. For everyone who is deafblind. Sense is here to help people communicate and experience the world.

We believe that no one, no matter how complex their disabilities, should be isolated, left out, or unable to fulfil their potential.

Our experts offer personalised support through our centres, holidays and short breaks, or in people’s own homes. We are here for everyone who needs us, for as long as they need us – providing early intervention for children, helping young people access education, and supporting the transition into adulthood and beyond.

In addition to practical support, we also offer information to families, and campaign for the rights of people with complex disabilities to take part in life.

To apply

Please use the link below to complete your application; CVs will not be considered. Managers will use your application to shortlist candidates in relation to the Personal Specification; therefore it is very important you complete this section thoroughly.  We would recommend that you read the candidate guidelines and job description (found at the base of this advert) before applying.

If you are a disabled candidate and require a hard copy pack or a different format for example large print, Braille or audio please contact the HR department on 0121 415 6735 or textphone 0121 415 2720.

Sense is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable children and adults and expects all employees to share this commitment. Therefore all offers of employment, where appropriate, are subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Sense is an Equal Opportunities Employer and is committed to ensuring that all staff are motivated, skilled and rewarded by their work.


Job description: Download the job description

Candidate guidelines: Download the candidate guidelines

Additional documentation: Download the additional documentation

Related links

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Sense's People Strategy

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