Jobs at deafPLUS

Hampshire MAS Information and Advice Officer/Driver

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 one Mobile Advisory Service (MAS) Information Officer/Driver to go out into the community to raise awareness, provide information, advice and guidance about adapted equipment and other information on hearing loss and deaf issues to older adult residents with hearing loss and deafness, to co-ordinate MAS location visits in Hampshire (except Southampton, Portsmouth and Isle of Wight). This can include deaf and/or disabled people who cannot speak English as a first language. Work will involve face-to-face contact with the general public, demonstration of equipment, handling enquiries and signposting on to other relevant organisations

 

Working hours

MAS Information Officer/Driver: 15 hours over two days 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 the MAS vehicle at various locations (four locations a week). 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/Aldershot centre manager at deafPLUS Aldershot.

 

Salary: £18,316.48 – £20,240.48 (pro rata) depending on experience. Contract is until the end of December 2019

 

Deadline for applications is 12pm Friday 28th June

Interviews will take place in the week commencing Monday 1st July

The post is expected to commence ASAP

 

To apply, please complete an application form here and return to Helen Oxlade, Southern Counties Manager, on helen.oxlade@deafplus.org

 

Job Description: JOB DESCRIPTION – Hampshire MAS IA Officer & Driver 190619

Person Specification: PERSON SPECIFICATION – Hampshire MAS IA Officer & Driver 190619

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

Operations Manager

deafPLUS has a vacancy for a highly skilled Operations Manager to join our senior management team, taking responsibility for all our front- line advice and support services.

As our Operations Manager you will have an in-depth knowledge and understanding of Deafness and hearing loss, the challenges it presents for people in accessing services and you’ll bring your wide-ranging management skills to this varied and challenging role.

You will be managing people, projects, budgets and contracts, ensuring that all services operate in compliance with legal and ethical standards and in line with the deafPLUS Mission Statement. You will have knowledge and understanding of the charity sector, including sourcing funding and relevant quality standards. You will have an innovative and problem-solving approach, constantly seeking new ways to improve quality and drive forward the Charity.

To apply: Please upload your CV and a covering letter giving specific examples of how you meet each of the 5 competencies in the Job Description. Please write no more than 200 words per competency, plus a further 100 words to introduce yourself. (Total word count for cover letter no more than 1100 words)

To apply, please click here

Please note the Closing Date: Monday 17th June at midday.

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 £10.55 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: Amelia.berreen@deafplus.org Mobile: 07521 663987

Job Description and Person Spec can be downloaded here:

PA JD Persons Spec