British Sign Language Communication Support Assistant
Predominately working in an educational settings and charity organisation with 20+ years teaching and supporting deaf learners. Fluent in BSL and English; skilled at communicating, advocating and developing relationships with students their families/carers and staff. Proficient with use of British Sign Language. Excellent written and oral communication skills.
How did you come to choose to work alongside the Deaf/Deafblind?
I had left my full time teaching post and was enjoying lazy days when a colleague who worked with me suggested that I have a go at working for CommuniKate Limited.
Hobbies and Interests
I have a keen interest in art therapy, mindfulness and enjoy craft activities. I like to keep up to date with world events and current affairs. I also love cultural and religious music and visiting places of interest.
What relevant qualifications do you possess?
Diploma in education of deaf children
BSL level 6 and plenty of real life experiences of working with deaf children/adults.
Preferred method(s) of communication
Signed Supported English/ BSL.
Signature accredited course Level 6 BSL
Post graduate diploma in the Education of the Deaf
What’s your favourite colour?
Blue ( I love blue skies and blue seas )
Tell me an interesting story:
Workmen were doing some water work outside my parents home when my curious brother decided to take a peek down the hole. Being the risk taker he is, he jumped in whilst the water is flowing and I had thought he had disappeared forever in the yellow pipes. He was saved by the workmen- his 4 year old son is just as mischievous.
My favourite thing is:
Rainbows….colours….. I love the quote by Maya Angelou ‘’ Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud’
I don't like:
Wiggly worms as they make me shudder!
What frightens you?
Driving through single track roads on a dark night!
Do you like Marmite?
I do enjoy marmite from time to time.. but not on a daily basis like some people.
Do you keep ketchup in the fridge or cupboard?
I used to keep it in the fridge but now it’s in the cupboard!
Services Yasmena Provides:
I qualified as a teacher in 2000. Since then I have worked with deaf children in schools and local communities. I have worked with families in Tower Hamlets/Bucks and delivered the family sign language curriculum. I work as a Home Tutor and have always enjoyed meeting new people.
I like to work around the individual needs of those I support and have worked with a number of clients mainly within the educational settings but also in work based environments.
I love my job as no two days are ever the same. I also like coming home knowing that I have done my best to support those who need it.