Communication Support Worker

What is a Communication Support Worker?

They provide support for deaf learners in school using different methods of communication to suit the learner, this could include BSL, clear speech, notetaking. They also adapt learning materials to the person’s needs.

Average salary (per year)


Typical hours (a week)

37 -39

You could work

Between 8am - 6pm

Day-to-day tasks

In your day-to-day duties you may have to:

  • assess the needs of learners
  • help students communicate with others in class
  • support learners
  • interpret between spoken English and BSL
  • adapt learning materials to match learners’ interests
  • use different ways to help people understand what is required in class
  • help learners produce written work
  • support students to share their learning needs with teachers
  • build relationships with learners, their families, and other professionals
  • support learners to become more independent
  • provide deaf-awareness training for other staff and students
  • give advice to staff on how to improve the learning environment or communication methods with deaf learners