Jobs at deafPLUS

IAA Officer Bath

Job Description – IAA Officer Bath

deafPLUS is a registered medium-sized charity and company limited by guarantee working to encourage integration and equality between D/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.

This is an exciting opportunity to join a countywide specialist Information & Advice service supporting adults with acquired hearing loss living in Bath & North East Somerset. You will be promoting and enabling independence, raising awareness with partners who may come into contact with D/deaf and Visually Impaired people. You will be required to provide assessment and intervention to respond to the Service User needs in a timely manner and within guidelines, policies and standards. We are seeking an individual with great organisational and interpersonal skills to take on this role within a great team in Bath. The main duties include:

  • To carry out a thorough assessment of need and eligibility
  • Planning and delivery of focused intervention to safeguard, promote, and protect positive outcomes whilst working to best practice
  • To offer Service Users choice and control to ensure that they continue to live independent lives.
  • To provide an Information, Advice, Equipment and Advocacy service for people with acquired hearing loss (Service Users) living within Bath and North East Somerset (the Area).
  • To develop social and support group opportunities for Service Users in the Area.

Working hours: 22 hours per week .

Location: Bath, office based with some travel required to meet clients in their homes.

Salary: £19,540.66 – £21,495.77 (Points 23-16) pro-rata

How to apply: You can download the Job Descripton, Person Specification and Application form below. For an informal chat about the post, please call  01225 446555 or email Alex Machin at alex.machin@deafplus.org.

Application Form: deafPLUS-application-form IAA Officer Bath August 17

Job Description: JD Bath Hearing Loss IAA Officer August 2017

Closing date for applications:  Friday 8th September 2017

Interviews will held on a date to be agreed the following week.

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

Carer’s Coordinator – Birmingham

Job Description

deafPLUS is a registered medium-sized charity and company limited by guarantee working to encourage integration and equality between D/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.

We are seeking an individual with great organisational and interpersonal skills to take on this temporary role, based in Birmingham. The main task is to recruit befrienders, perform assessment and match carers with the most appropriate volunteers to offer respite for carers.

Working hours: 18 hours per week until 31st December 2017. Job share will be considered.

Location:         deafPLUS Birmingham, BVSC, 138 Digbeth, B5 6DR

Salary: £9.19 per hour. Freelancers considered.

Closing date for applications:  30th August 2017 at noon.

 How to apply: Please submit a C.V and a covering letter outlining your experiences coordinating Health & Wellbeing activities for a wide range of deaf people, as well as delivering a living with a hearing loss course for deafened people to Julia Pitt (Helpline Manager) Julia.Pitt@deafplus.org or posted to Julia Pitt, deafPLUS, BVSC, 138 Digbeth. Birmingham B5 6DR

Interviews: Friday 1st September from 9am – 1pm

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

MAIN DUTIES:

  • To co-ordinate a befriender service for deaf carers, hearing carers of deaf adults and deaf people needing care
  • To recruit and train 10 volunteers to become befrienders.
  • To work closely with Health and Wellbeing Officer.
  • To offer respite for carers, perform assessment and match the carers with the most appropriate volunteers.
  • To co-ordinate volunteers, ensure they are supported in their role as a befriender.
  • To ensure information on display at the Centre is relevant, up-do-date and does not contravene the policies and corporate aims & objectives of deafPLUS.

Full Job description  – JD – Carer’s Coodinator

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