Jobs at deafPLUS

Personal Assistants (PAs) – Hampshire

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 Hampshire Area including Southampton, Portsmouth and Isle of Wight. 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 Hampshire area including Southampton, Portsmouth and Isle of Wight?

deafPLUS is a Living Wage Foundation 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 the Hampshire area including Southampton, Portsmouth and Isle of Wight.

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 Living Wage Foundation employer and the rates of pay for PAs is £8.45 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: helen.oxlade@deafplus.org
Mobile: 07553 376420

Job Description and Person Specification can be downloaded here:

JD and PS

 

Employment, Training and Volunteering Programme Coordinator – South Hampshire

 Job Description – Employment, Training and Volunteering Programme Coordinator – South Hampshire

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 7 centres around the UK.

deafPLUS is seeking a ETV Programme Co-ordinator for 6 months, to provide advice, guidance, signposting and customer representation to adult residents and to co-ordinate training workshops in the following areas:

  1. ETV South Hants / Southampton Programme Co-ordinator covering Eastleigh, Fareham and Southampton

This project will support people from the following client groups:

  • Who are economically inactive
  • With sensory impairments including people who are both blind and deaf
  • Who have other needs/complex issues that require signposting and support to access other appropriate provision

This can include deaf and/or disabled people who cannot speak English as a first language.

Working hours

ETV South Hants / Southampton Programme Co-ordinator: 18.75 hours per week.

Place of work

This is a peripatetic role; the post holder whilst having office facilities at deafPLUS Aldershot, will be expected, on a rotational basis, to work from home and three drop-in locations. Personnel will be expected to accompany clients to interviews where necessary as well as provide support at induction stages of employment.

The successful applicant will work closely with the Southern Counties Manager at deafPLUS Aldershot.

Salary is £19,240.00 pro-rata. (This is a fixed term contract until March 31st 2018)

Deadline for applications is 12pm Wednesday 11th October 2017.

Interviews will take place on Thursday 12th, Friday 13th or Monday 16th October 2017.

 The post is expected to commence ASAP.

For further details please contact: Helen Oxlade, Southern Counties Manager, on helen.oxlade@deafplus.org OR to Apply please fill out the attached Application form.

deafPLUS-application-form ETV Prog Coordinator Job Description Personal Specification

 

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 6 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

Person Specification: PS Bath IAA Officer Aug 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.

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