Jobs at deafPLUS

Deaf+Wellbeing Officer (Maternity Cover)

deafPLUS are seeking an individual with great organisational and interpersonal skills to take on this exciting role, based in Whitechapel, to manage and deliver the following services to clients. The main projects include:
 To provide health & wellbeing activities to contribute to the overall wellbeing of clients in Tower Hamlets
 To raise awareness of deafness and communication barriers to GPs and health professionals
 To manage, supervise and work closely with Health and Wellbeing Assistant
 To organise and recruit participants on lipreading classes
 To organise half term activities and community development
 To organise annual Carers Conference

Working hours: 20 hours per week until 30th September 2019. Job share will be considered.

Location: The candidate will be based at our Whitechapel Centre in London as well as travelling around the Borough of Tower Hamlets.
Salary: £22,842.12 – £24,129.84 per annum pro-rata (Scale 525 – 528)

Closing date for applications: Monday 26th November 2018 at 12pm.

Interviews: will take place on Wednesday 6th and Thursday 7th December 2018.

How to apply: Please complete the application form

deafPLUS-application-form

JD – Deaf+Wellbeing Officer

PS – Deaf+Wellbeing Officer

For an informal chat and further details and an application pack, please contact: Aiysha Begum, on aiysha.begum@deafplus.org.

We welcome applications from suitably experienced individuals irrespective of racial origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy & maternity, gender, religion or disability.

Living With Hearing Loss Class Teacher Freelance – LONDON

deafPLUS is a registered medium-sized charity and company limited by guarantee working to encourage integration and equality between deaf and hearing people in all areas of life. We provide a range of services from Advocacy to Employment, equipment to information and advice across 5 centres around the UK.

 deafPLUS is seeking someone with experience in teaching lip reading and engaging with people over the age of 50 with hearing difficulties to lead informal groups covering London boroughs from the beginning of October 2018 to the middle of March 2019.

 This post involves leading up to 3 groups per week. You will provide support to members, delivering an agreed programme. We will train you and provide the resources required to develop confidence in people with hearing loss.

 The course is called Living with Hearing Loss for people over age 50.  We have 6 courses, each one lasting for 8 weeks.  We are looking for freelance teachers to fill this position.  We encourage applications from those who might be interested in covering one or more courses.

 MAIN PURPOSE OF THE POST

a) Teach lip reading skills

b) To facilitate the Living with Hearing Loss groups across London

c) To engage with people and provide information supplied by deafPLUS

d) To supervise the lecturers invited by deafPLUS who join the weekly groups.

 Terms and Conditions:

This is a freelance position for 3-9 hours per week depending on number of areas covered.

Salary up to £25 per hour, depends on experience and qualification if not qualification tutor, please send your rate with you.

The post holder will be expected to travel to various class locations within London to fulfill the role.

Must have a DSB.

 The Classes will take place in Richmond, Elephant and Castle and Kensington and Chelsea from this October 2nd – December 6th 2018.  Next January classes may take place in Lewisham, London Bridge and Bromley TBC.

 Deadline for a CV with a cover letter of your experience and rate is 12pm, Tuesday 25th September 2018

Interviews will take place on Thursday 27th September at deafPLUS in London borough of Bromley.

 The post is expected to commence ASAP

For further details, please contact Faye Routledge

Email : Faye.Routledge@deafplus.org

 

We welcome applications from suitably experienced individuals irrespective of racial origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, gender, religion or disability.

(Maternity cover until end of March 2019) – Living with Hearing Loss (LWHL) Project Manager & Trainer

Job Title: (Maternity cover until end of March 2019) – Living with Hearing Loss (LWHL) Project Manager & Trainer

Location: Office based/home based, working across London

Salary: 15 hours per week – (FTE £25,781 – £27,436)

Reports to: Bromley Centre Manager

deafPLUS is a registered medium-sized charity and company limited by guarantee working to encourage integration and equality between deaf and hearing people in all areas of life. We provide a range of services from Advocacy to Employment, equipment to information and advice across 5 centres around the UK.

deafPLUS is seeking someone to support older people to manage the difficulties experienced by losing their hearing.  This is achieved by providing access to appropriate information, skills and services in an empathic learning environment.  The LWHL Project Manager & Trainer will deliver a programme of activities to maintain and develop lip reading skills and provide support on other aspects of living with a hearing loss.

MAIN PURPOSE OF THE POST

  1. a) To deliver the LWHL classes across London and work closely with freelance tutors.
  2. b) To network with appropriate organisations and people to provide information, advice and support to the LWHL group.
  3. c) Produce project reports and monitoring of the service.
  4. d) To line manage LWHL Project Administrator – Marketing and PR

Deadline for applications is Thursday 4th October 2018

Interviews will take place on Tuesday 9th October and Wednesday 10th October 2018 at deafPLUS in London borough of Bromley.

The post is expected to commence the week of Monday 22nd October 2018.

For further details and an application pack, please contact Faye Routledge

Email : Faye.Routledge@deafplus.org

Information and advice caseworker for People with Hearing Loss (Maternity Cover)

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HAS Caseworker – Maternity Cover (Hearing Loss)

Job Title:                 Information and advice caseworker for People with Hearing Loss

Location:                 Hackney

Line Manager:         HAS Advice Services Manager

Hackney Advice Service

 

Information and advice caseworker for People with Hearing Loss– Maternity Cover

Hackney Advice Service provides support to people with a hearing loss, enabling them to understand their rights and responsibilities, access what they are entitled to, manage and resolve their problems and build their independence.

If you:

  • have great organisational and interpersonal skills
  • have experience of giving social welfare advice
  • have great communication skill
  • have an awareness and understanding of hearing loss issues pertaining to hard of hearing people

Then you are the person we are looking for.

  • This is a part time position 25 hours per week
  • Salary -£21,523.11 –  24,922.58 (pro rata) depending on experience
  • Contract initially until 31st March 2019.

Deadline for applications is midnight Sunday 16th September

Please contact Hazel Saunders, Hackney Advice Service Manager for further information and an application pack  – hazel.saunders@deafplus.org,

Application Form-Hearing-Loss-Officer-Hackney

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PS – HoH Officer – Hackney

For further details please contact: Hazel Saunders, hazel.saunders@deafplus.org

Hearing Male Personal Assistants (PAs)

Hearing Male Assistants (PAs)

deafPLUS are pleased to join the YOUchoose consortium led by Action Deafness as a partner to deliver a high quality PA service in the Greater London Area. The aim of YOUchoose is to ensure independence amongst our clients.

We are now recruiting hearing male Personal Assistants (PAs) to join deafPLUS in the South East London area.

deafPLUS is a London Living Wage employer. We are a vibrant charitable organisation with a lively team. We are currently seeking to recruit a pool of hearing male Personal Assistants (PAs) for a specific deafened wheelchair user, to join our PA Community Support Service. We provide personalised support services throughout Greater London.

Our aim is to increase individuals’ independence, build their confidence and enable them to learn new skills.

What are we looking for in a PA?

  • Previous experience of working in a PA role or caring is preferable;
  • Excellent communication skills – the ability to communicate clearly and to be able to adapt communication methods depending on the environment;
  • A good level of written English
  • Good typing speed and experience of using laptops and tablets;
  • Excellent organisational skills;
  • The ability to work flexible hours including weekends and bank holidays where necessary;
  • Drive and enthusiasm and a passion for helping individuals become more independent;
  • A friendly, caring and patient manner;
  • A sense of humour;
  • The ability to work on your own initiative;
  • The ability to adapt activities to the client’s needs
  • Able to push a wheelchair
  • Manual Handling and First Aid Skills desirable

General duties focus around providing daily living support, such as developing/increasing client’s communication and life skills, accessing local services such as leisure centres and community groups, supporting clients to maintain their independence in the general community and at home.

deafPLUS is a London Living Wage employer and the rate of pay for PA’s is £10.20 per hour. Increased rates of pay for weekend and bank holiday work.

Benefits to you:

  • Up to 25 days paid holiday (Accrued Pro-rata, based on hours worked)
  • Auto Enrolment Pension Scheme
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Enhanced DBS check fully paid for by deafPLUS
  • Deaf Awareness Training and full induction provided

Training will be provided.

If you are interested in the post, please send your CV and a covering letter explaining how you meet the person specification to laura.sampson@deafplus.org by Thursday 19th July 5pm.
Mobile: 07521 663987

Interpreter/Communication Running Guides

 Interpreter/Communication Running Guides wanted

As part of the YOUchoose consortium led by Action Deafness, deafPLUS are pleased to join as a partner to deliver a high quality PA service in the Greater London Area. The aim of the PA community support service is to ensure independence amongst our clients building their confidence and enabling them to learn new skills.

deafPLUS is a vibrant charitable organisation with a lively team. We are currently looking to recruit a pool of IRGs (Interpreter Running Guides) to join our PA Service.

We have a very exciting and unique opportunity to combine your British Sign Language/communication skills and running to enable a BSL Deafblind runner to be more independent and have better access to races and events.

Do you love running? Have you got what it takes to make a difference to the life of a Deafblind runner?

  • Can you run 5k in 20-25 minutes?
  • Can you run 10k in 45 – 55 minutes?
  • And, can you run a half marathon in 1 hour 45 minutes – 2 hours?

We are looking to recruit a pool of IRGs to join deafPLUS to support the runner at various ‘Runthrough’ events in London and elsewhere on Wednesday evenings and at the weekends.

What are we looking for in an IRG?

  • You will have experience in running events and be a member of a running club
  • Be able to work flexible hours including evenings, weekends and bank holidays where necessary to guide the Deafblind runner at events/races
  • Have passion for running and enthusiasm
  • Be able to work on your own initiative
  • Have a good level of BSL, preferably level 3 and above and have experience of interpreting **Please note it is not a requirement to be a qualified interpreter for this post**
  • Desirable – experience of working with Deafblind people would be an advantage, including the use of Deafblind manual, other communication methods and guiding skills.

The rates of pay for IRGs is £20 – £35 per hour dependent on level of BSL skills.

Benefits to you:

  • Free Sighted Running Guide training by England Athletics to become a licensed running guide (see below)
  • Free entry to races and events when working
  • Up to 25 days paid holiday (Exc. Bank holidays)
  • A comprehensive training package including Interpreter Guide qualifications
  • Auto Enrolment Pension Scheme
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Enhanced DBS check paid for by deafPLUS

**Training will be provided**

England Athletics Sight Loss Awareness and Guide Running Workshop Information:

The England Athletics Sight Loss Awareness and Guide Running workshop has been developed in conjunction with British Blind Sport and provides runners, leaders, coaches and volunteers with information and experience about supporting visually impaired people to run. The workshop covers a number of areas including types of visual impairment (VI), behaviour and terminology and how to make running sessions VI friendly. The two hour workshop also includes a practical element where attendees get the chance to experience guiding and being guided by each other.

Following the workshop, you will become a licensed running guide

(Although there is no Deafblind (DB) equivalent training, deafPLUS will work with England Athletics and British Blind Sport (BBS) to include types of Deafblindness and to make sessions DB friendly.)

 

Guidance for the role of an IRG

  • You don’t need to have prior experience in guide running to become a guide runner, but you do need to love running and have experience in running events. Training will be provided.
  • Don’t run too fast and keep a steady pace with the DB runner. Always let the DB runner set the pace. It’s not your job to set the pace unless the DB runner asks you to.
  • To interpret/communicate race briefings and other social chat amongst other runners and organisers.
  • Be alert and communicate often. As a guide, you need to be aware of what is ahead of both you and the DB runner at all times. Be conscious of distances, ground width, elevation, obstacles and everything else you see with your peripheral vision.
  • Point out all potential hazards such as slippery sections, gaps, puddles, potholes, obstacles, dogs, kids, other runners and everything else that you might encounter.
  • Be patient when guiding a DB runner through a course, especially when you’re doing it for the first time. They will not see you well due to the environment, or they might get confused with directions.
  • At times, you have to be assertive, especially in risky and hazardous situations. It’s perfectly fine to stop and go around an obstacle, or to yank a DB runner out of the way if it’s too late and their safety is at risk.
  • It’s normal for a DB runner to inform the guide what he or she is doing wrong and will offer suggestions on how to improve it. Don’t take offense. You have to be open to suggestions and accept criticisms as ways to improve your guiding skills.
  • Keep in mind that you’re not a coach, so never order a DB runner around or shout. Don’t be condescending and patronizing either.
  • To interpret/ assist with communication in post-race social chat amongst fellow runners and organisers.

If you are interested in the post, please send your CV and a covering letter explaining how you meet the criteria above “What are we looking for in an IRG?“ by Thursday 19th July 5pm to laura.sampson@deafplus.org

Interviews: Weds 25th July at deafPLUS Bromley

Personal Assistants (PAs)

Personal Assistants (PAs)

As part of the YOUchoose consortium lead by Action Deafness, deafPLUS are pleased to join as a partner to deliver a high quality PA Community Support Service in the Greater London Area. The aim of deafPLUS’ PA Community Support Service is to ensure independence amongst our clients.

We are now recruiting a pool of Personal Assistants (PAs) to join deafPLUS.

Have you got what it takes to make a difference to the lives of Deaf, hard of hearing, deafened and deafblind (D/deaf) people in the Greater London Area (GLA)?

deafPLUS is a London Living Wage employer. We are a vibrant charitable organisation with a lively team. We are currently seeking to develop a pool of Personal Assistants (PAs) to join our PA Community Support Service. We provide personalised support services for D/deaf people throughout Greater London, in particular South London.

Our aim is to increase individuals’ independence, build their confidence and enable them to learn new skills.

What are we looking for in a PA?

  • Preferably, you will have experience of working in a PA role previously;
  • Have excellent organisational skills;
  • Be able to work flexible hours including weekends and bank holidays where necessary;
  • Have drive and enthusiasm;
  • Be able to work on your own initiative.
  • Have Level 2 BSL (or equivalent) or a Communicator Guide qualification or experience of working with d/Deafblind people would be an advantage, including the use of Deafblind manual, other communication methods and guiding skills.

General duties include providing daily living support. This may include developing/increasing clients confidence, communication skills and life skills, accessing local provisions such as leisure services and community groups, supporting the service user to maintain their independence in the general community, developing hobbies and interests in accordance with their support plan.

deafPLUS is a London Living Wage employer and the rates of pay for PA’s is £9.75 per hour

Benefits to you:

  • Up to 25 days paid holiday (Exc. Bank holidays)
  • A comprehensive training package including Deafblind Communicator Guide
  • Auto Enrolment Pension Scheme
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Enhanced DBS check fully paid for by deafPLUS

Training will be provided.

If you are interested in the post, please send your CV and a covering letter explaining how you meet the person specification to:

Contact: laura.sampson@deafplus.org
Mobile: 07521 663987

Job Description and Person Spec can be downloaded here:

PA JD Persons Spec