Jobs at deafPLUS

Information & Advice Officer (Hearing Loss) – Tower Hamlets

deafPLUS – Information & Advice Officer (Hearing Loss) – Tower Hamlets

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.

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deafPLUS are seeking a deaf & Hard of Hearing IA Officer at our office in Whitechapel. This is a part-time position of 7 hours a week until 30th September 2019 and potentially extended.

The fundamental aim of this service is to provide Information and Advice to Hard of Hearing residents of Tower Hamlets.

  • To provide information, advice & advocacy on a wide range of enquiries ranging from housing to welfare benefits.

The successful applicant will work closely with the Tower Hamlets Health & Wellbeing Service, London Employment Service and Tower Hamlets Council.

Hours: 7 hours per week

Salary: Between £21,585 to £24,562 (Scale 4, inner London Weighting) pro-rata

Deadline for applications is Midnight on Sunday the 17th  of June.

The post is expected to commence ASAP

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

For further details please contact: Will Davidson, Head of Quality & Performance will.davidson@deafplus.org

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PS – Tower Hamlets Information & Advice Officer (Hearing Loss)

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Information & Advice Officer – Birmingham

UPDATED Information & Advice Officer – Birmingham

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 7 centres around the UK.

We are seeking an individual with great organisational and interpersonal skills to take on this role, based in Birmingham. The main task is to run a Information and Advice service one day a week as well as organising health related workshops as well as coordination a living with hearing loss class.

Working hours: Up to 20 hours per week until March 2019. Job share will be considered.

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

Salary: £9.37 per hour. Freelancers considered.

Closing date for applications:  4th  June  2018 at Midnight.

How to apply: Please go to our website for a Job Description of the post. If you are interested in applying, please submit your CV and an outline of your experiences providing information and advice activities for a wide range of deaf people, as well as delivering a living with a hearing loss course for deafened people. Please send this to will.davidson@deafplus.org

How to apply: Please go to our website for a Job Description of the post. If you are interested in applying, please submit your CV and an outline of 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. If you are applying as a freelancer please state your rate in the application. Please send this to will.davidson@deafplus.org.

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 Interviews: Friday 8th June

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

 

Senior Information, Advice Caseworker – BSL Advice Helpline

deafPLUS is a charity 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 7 centres around the UK.

We have an exciting position, recruiting a Senior Information & Advice Caseworker for our BSL Advice helpline.
In 2015, with support from the Money Advice Trust we launched the first ever national BSL Video Advice Helpline – providing Deaf BSL users all over the country with information and advice direct in their first language. We help clients with a range of issues like benefits and housing, debt and financial advice, Rights advocacy and how to access external services.

Our helpline enables Deaf BSL users to talk ‘face-to-face’ with a trained adviser, without the need for an interpreter, using an online video platform they are already familiar with such as Skype/ Facetime.
Due to increased demand for our helpline services, deafPLUS have ambitious plans to grow the helpline so you will be entering at an exciting time during the organisations transformation.

The role will support d/Deaf people, by providing accessible information, Advice and Casework on welfare benefits and all aspects of social welfare law and signposting, support service users to access their rights and welfare benefit entitlements, financial matters and debt.

Outside of the call, the postholder will conduct offline casework by working with external organisations and companies to resolve client cases forward on their behalf.

Place of Work
The role can either be based in our offices in Birmingham, London (Whitechapel, Bromley) or Aldershot.
Salary
• Salary inc Inner London weighting – deafPLUS London office base (Whitechapel, Bromley) from £25,433.87 – £28,674.04 depending on experience
• Salary Outer London– deafPLUS Birmingham or deafPLUS Aldershot office base from £22,147.11 – £24,566.48 depending on experience
Hours
• Part -time: 26 hours per week

Closing date for applications:
Deadline for Applications is Sunday 27th May 2018 by midnight. Interviews will take place on Thursday 31st May 2018.

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Personal specification

Further details can be found on our website www.deafplus.org or contact will.davidson@deafplus.org

deafPLUS ESAS Caseworker -22 hours

deafPLUS ESAS Caseworker

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.

In partnership with Ealing Mencap, Age UK, Mind and ECIL, deafPLUS are seeking a Caseworker to provide advice, guidance, signposting and customer representation to adult Ealing residents from the following client groups:
• with sensory impairments including people who are both blind and deaf
• whose disabilities limit their physical mobility
• with learning disabilities
• with autism
• with organic and functional mental health problem
• with substance misuse issues
• Carers of the individuals listed above
• Who have other needs/complex issues that require signposting and support to access other appropriate provision

This can include older people, people who are socially isolated and people who cannot speak English as a first language.

Working hours: 22 hours per week. As the advice service functions 7 days a week, the role requires staff to work occasional days on weekends and later hours for Thursday evening sessions on a rota basis. The hours are negotiable and we will consider job sharing.

Place of work: This is a peripatetic role; the post holder whilst having office facilities at a main base (Lido Centre, 63 Mattock Lane, Ealing, London, W13 9LA), will be expected, to work across the Borough of Ealing at different sites within the community. Home visits will be carried out in exceptional circumstances.

The successful applicant will work closely with deafPLUS’ ESAS Information & Advice Caseworkers and Manager as well as with Ealing Mencap and partners.

Salary: £24,562.45 pro-rata (point 526) depending on experience and qualifications. This post is until 31st March 2019. (extension three years possibly)

Deadline for expressions of interest is Sunday 20th May 2018 by midnight
Interviews will take place on Thursday 24th May 2018

For further details please contact: Mary Hicks, Centre Manager on mary.hicks@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.

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Croydon Information & Advice Officer

 

Information, Advice & Guidance Officer – Croydon

Part-time 16 hours – £25,433.87 – £28,674.04 (pro rata) depending on experience   (Scale 526-530)

This is a fantastic opportunity to join deafPLUS to become our information and Advice officer in Croydon.

From April 1st we are launching a new service based in Access Croydon. This role will support d/Deaf people from Croydon, 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.

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 centers around the UK.

  • Part-Time role: 16 hours per week over three days.

o   Monday: 10:00 – 13:00 & 13:30 – 16:00

o   Wednesday: 10:00 – 13:00 & 13:30 – 16:00

o   Friday: 10:00 – 13:00 & 13:30 – 15:30

  • 25 days Annual Leave & 8 day Bank Holidays (pro-rata)

Place of Work

Access Croydon in Bernard Weatherill House, 8 Mint Walk, Croydon, CR0 1EA

Deadline

Friday 9th March 2018 at noon.

Please complete application form

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Job Description – Croydon Information & Advice Officer

PS IA Officer -Croydon

Interviews will take place on the afternoon of 15th & 16th March

For further details please contact: Will Davidson on will.davidson@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

 

 

 

 

 

 

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:

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