ADVERT ID 156548

Deafblind Literacy Project Officer (Fixed Term 1 year contract)

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Anne Sullivan Centre

ASC, Brewery Road
Leopardstown
Dublin
A94Y763
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MAIN DETAILS

Status:
Active
Level:
Other Education
Date Posted:
Mon Jul 19 2021 16:08:14
Application Closing Date:
Fri Jul 30 2021
Status of Post:
Other
Number of Vacancies:
1
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POST DETAILS

Title:
Deafblind Literacy Project Officer (Fixed Term 1 year contract)
Description:
Deafblind Literacy Project Officer (Fixed Term Contract – 1 year)

Scope of the position
The Anne Sullivan Foundation is looking to recruit a deafblind Literacy Project Officer to work on an assignment for a one-year duration. Working in partnership with early years services, parents, schools (mainstream and specialised) and libraries, the Project Officer will drive the adaptation of books for children who are deafblind (from 5 years to 12 years). The aim is to enhance their learning, communication, literacy and personal development. The overall objective is therefore to create more individualised multi-sensory books for children who are deafblind and for those with additional disabilities, whether it be cognitive, physical or sensory. Working arrangements are negotiable.

Key Responsibilities
 Develop professional relationships/partnerships with early years services, libraries, educational services, publishing companies etc. to deliver on this project within a one-year time frame.
 Research and source tactile and sensory materials suitable for book adaptation for children.
 Develop knowledge and skills regarding child centred appropriate content e.g., picture support, simplified content, visible font with enlarged size and pairing Braille to text to make books more accessible to children who are deafblind or have sensory issues.
 Recruit suitable volunteers e.g., TY students to engage in the project and deliver on the outputs.
 Provide training to volunteers on the needs of children who are deafblind and how to adapt books/develop sensory boxes for children.
 Promote the availability of the adapted books/sensory boxes.
 Complete an evaluation of the project.
 Organise a formal launch of the project on completion of same.

Essential criteria
 QQI Level 5 in Health/Social Care or equivalent
 Good IT skills (e.g., Word, email)
 Good interpersonal skills

Desirable criteria
 QQ1 Level 3 in Sign Language or above
 Experience working with individuals who are deafblind
 Good project management skills and attention to detail
 Appreciation of learning methods - auditory, visual or tactile

How to apply
Please submit your Curriculum Vitae via email, by Friday 30 July 2021, with an outline on why you are interested in applying for this role, to recruitment@annesullivancentre.ie


The Anne Sullivan Centre is an Equal Opportunities Employer.
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APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

  • Letter of Application

  • CV (Unbound/Slide Binder)
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Applications may be submitted by

  • Email
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Apply To:
The Anne Sullivan Centre, Silverpines, Brewery Road
Stillorgan,
Co Dublin
A94Y763
County:
Dublin
Postal District:
County Dublin
0868313965

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