Doncaster Deaf Trust

PSD Lead

Based at: Communication Specialist College - Doncaster

Salary details: £25,683-£30,089 per annum (dependent upon experience)

Job details: 37 hours per week

Closing date: 17th May 2019


Communication Specialist College - Doncaster

 Leger Way, Doncaster, DN2 6AY

Tel: 01302 386700


We are looking to recruit a driven and dynamic PSD lead to join our College staff team who is able to demonstrate previous experience of delivering Personal and Social Development (PSD). The PSD lead will be responsible for guiding our students across college in realising their potential by fully supporting them in gaining the knowledge, practical skills and techniques needed for work preparation, personal and social development.

In doing so our students will gain the confidence and self-esteem they need to progress to independent living, employment or further education. The ideal candidate will have significant experience working with young adults 16+ with SEND. They will work alongside the PSD Manager to monitor and report on PSD targets across college. The PSD lead will work one-on-one or with a small group of students, they will be able to guide and monitor support staff in the college as well as document students progress to discuss with parents, guardians, and tutors across college.

 Candidates should ideally be able to show;

  • Proven experience working with young people 16+ with SEND
  • Relevant teaching qualification (essential)
  • BSL Level 1 or above
  • Able to serve as a positive role model and mentor
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Understanding of subject matter relevant to students’ need
  • Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Excel) and tutoring programs
  • Strong organisational skills
  • Efficient time management and a flexible approach to work
  • Able to take on many tasks at once and prioritize them by importance and relevance
  • Creative and able to foster a positive learning environment


To see the full Job Description, click HERE

To apply; please download, complete and return the below documentation;

Please return the documentation to Phil Carter, HR Manager via email or post

[email protected]

Phil Carter,

Doncaster Deaf Trust

Leger Way,




Closing date for applications: 17 May 2019. Interviews will take place on Thursday 23rd May 2019

The Communication Specialist College Doncaster is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young adults; if successful, you will be subject to an enhanced DBS check and at least one reference prior to interview. The Trust supports Equal Opportunities in employment and welcomes applications from all areas of the community. We operate a no-smoking policy across our campus.




Bank Staff 

The Doncaster Deaf Trust encompasses a nursery, school and the nationally renowned Communication Specialist College which provides high quality care and learning for a diverse range of children and young people who are hearing impaired or have communication difficulties.

In addition to our permanent core staff employed in the College, we are also able to offer an opportunity for people to gain valuable paid work experience in our College by joining our dedicated Bank Team.  Becoming a Bank Staff team member allows you to gain hands-on experience of the care work sector whilst providing a valuable source of additional support to our staff and learners.

We currently have a number of opportunities available for people to come and work alongside our full-time Pathway Learning Mentors in the residential, day-time education and short-term breaks areas of the College.

Offering support can be in many forms, such as helping our learners to travel and live independently, access the community or develop their skills and confidence in preparing for the next stage of their development.

The work is rewarding, enjoyable and fulfilling, and a number of our Bank team members have progressed onto permanent jobs in the college.

Advantages of being a Bank Staff team member:

  • Zero hours contract - we arrange for you to only work and be paid for the hours that suit you. 


  • Flexibility - you can arrange to work around your domestic commitments or your main job either during the day or evening or even just at the weekends.


  • Gain valuable experience - to help you offer the best support to our learners, we will give you the opportunity to learn sign language, and to undertake a recognised qualification in Health and Social Care

The Trust supports Equal Opportunities in employment and welcomes applications from all areas of the community. We operate a non-smoking policy across our campus.

Doncaster Deaf Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people.  We expect all staff to share this commitment and to undergo appropriate checks including enhanced DBS clearance.                                                                                                                                                                    

Registered Charity No. 1088060