Jobs at deafPLUS

Somerset MAS Information & Advice Officer

This is a fantastic opportunity to join deafPLUS to become our Somerset Advice officer and adviser on our Mobile Advice service.

The MAS is a vehicle that goes out into the community to raise awareness, give information about adapted equipment and other information on deaf issues. Work will involve face-to-face contact with the general public, demonstration of equipment, handling enquiries and signposting on to other relevant organisations.

The main purpose of the role is to manage the day to day operation of the MAS vehicle to agreed venues, providing up to date information and advice on all matters relating to deafness.

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.

Part-Time role: 22.5 hours per week over two days.
 25 days Annual Leave & 8 days Bank Holidays (pro-rata)
 Salary- £18,316.48 – £20,240.48 (pro rata) depending on experience

Place of Work
All over Somerset

Deadline – Friday 19th May 2019 at Midnight.

Please complete application form below:

Application form
JD – Somerset MAS 01052019
PS IA Officer – MAS

Interviews will take place the week commencing 20th May

For further details please contact: Alex Machin on alex.machin@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

Ealing & Westminster Caseworker

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 a fantastic opportunity to join deafPLUS to become our information and Advice officer in Ealing & Westminster

This role will support d/Deaf people from Ealing and Westminster, providing accessible information and Advice on welfare benefits and all aspects of social welfare law and signposting, support service users to access their rights and welfare benefit entitlements.

 Part-Time role: 17.5 hours per week over two days.
 25 days Annual Leave & 8 days Bank Holidays (pro-rata)
 Salary- £20,625.28 – £25,429.52 (pro rata) depending on experience (Scale 526-530)

How to apply: Please complete the application form

For an informal chat and to request an information and application pack, please email Mary Hicks mary.hicks@deafplus.org

Job Description

PS IA Caseworker Ealing & Westminster

deafPLUS-application-form – EALING – EW Caseworker – A – Copy

Interviews will take place on the week commencing 6th May

Deadline: Thursday 2nd May at Midnight.

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 a Hearing Loss (LWHL) Project Outreach Worker – Marketing & PR

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.   

The ‘Living with a Hearing Loss project is designed 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 Project Administrator will work closely with the Project Manager to deliver a marketing campaign to recruit participants to the Living with Hearing Loss courses.   

We are seeking an individual with great organisational and interpersonal skills to take on this exciting role to manage and deliver the following services to clients. The main duties include: 

  1. To work with the Project Administrator to source and book venues for upcoming courses.
  2. To develop strategy and run the marketing and promotional campaigns for the recruitment of participants to our LWHL courses.
  3. To network with appropriate organisations to promote LWHL course awareness. 
  4. Collate appropriate reports for the Project Administrator. 

Working hours: 15 hours per week until 31st August 2019  

Location:     Bromley – Office based    

Salary: £20,625.28 (inclusive of London Weighting) pro-rata 

How to apply: 

Please complete the application form and send to leo.mansell@deafplus.org

Job Description

deafPLUS-application-form

For an informal chat and to request an information and application pack, please email Leo Mansell on leo.mansell@deafplus.org   

Closing date for applications:  24th April 2019

Interviews will take place 29th April and 3rd May 2019. 

 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