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Posted 21 February by Liverpool City Council
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Liverpool City Council is looking to recruit a Brallist (28 Hours per week, term time only), the successful applicant will assist in the support and inclusion of educationally blind pupils within a mainstream school.

The successful applicant will aid the pupil to learn effectively by preparing and adapting printed texts to meet the needs of the blind pupils by:

Having a working knowledge of the Braille code in order to reproduce Braille texts as follows:-

  • Using a Perkins Brailler
  • Using a Braille note-taker and specialised software to translate print into Braille. (This requires knowledge of the operating procedure).
  • Using an embosser.

Reproduce accurately tactile diagrams, charts, maps, plans and pictures as follows:

  • Differentiating the curriculum wherever necessary to provide the child with access to the same concepts as their peers, eg: reading schemes which have been re-brailled and additional tactile materials have been added in place of pictures.
  • By using a Zychem machine
  • Motivating and encouraging pupils as required
  • Be familiar with pupils’ needs and respond to requests at short notice and by ensuring Braille material is available in all lessons
  • Translating Braille into print when required
  • Liaising with class teacher.
  • Checking that visually based language and concepts have been properly understood.

Please note this is a term time only contract and therefore the salary will reflect the contract type and hours per week.

Reference: 37145120

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