Jobs at deafPLUS

JOB VACANCY Health and Wellbeing Assistant – London

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.
We are seeking an individual with great organisational and interpersonal skills to support our Health and Wellbeing Officer to deliver their project. This role will be based in Whitechapel, London to assist and deliver the following services to clients and meet the project targets. The main tasks include:
1. To work with and support the Health and Wellbeing Officer, meeting project targets and arranging various activities which contribute to the overall wellbeing of clients in Tower Hamlets.

2. To promote and raise awareness of deafness and the communication barriers faced specifically with health-care professionals and GPs.

3. To support the Health and Wellbeing officer to organise walking tours and fun half term activities for families.

4. To support the Health and Wellbeing Officer in arranging and delivering an annual Carers Conference

Working hours: 7.4 hours per week from January 22nd 2017 until 31st August 2018. Job share will be considered.

Location: The candidate will be based at our Whitechapel Centre in London as well as travelling around the Borough of Tower Hamlets.
Salary: £19,761.21 – £20,086.03per annum pro-rata (Scale 3 – 518)

Closing date for applications: Monday 15th January 2018 – 12noon.

Interviews: will take place on 17th January 2018

How to apply: For an informal chat and further details and an application pack, please contact: Aiysha Begum, Team Leader on aiysha.begum@deafplus.org.

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

JD – Health Wellbeing Assistant – Final (2) (3)
PS – Health Wellbeing Assistant (3)

Trustees

deafPLUS is looking for new deaf* Trustees who can help to take our charity forward.

Deaf?  Interested in joining our Board?

 

We are especially looking for people who have experience in one or more of the following fields:

 

  • Management (of projects, people or finances)
  • Digital (IT start-ups, app or website development / Information Management)
  • Marketing / PR / Fundraising / Business Development
  • Advice / Information / Advocacy Services
  • Human Resources / Legal

 

We would need you attend our four Board meetings each year, and take part in occasional email or skype conversations between Board meeting.  Communication support is provided at all meetings.  Training will be provided to new trustees, and potential trustees will be invited to attend a meeting as an observer before fully committing.

 

INTERESTED?  Please send your CV or LinkedIN details to our CEO:  gary.williams@deafplus.org  by 12th January 2018.  Gary will also answer any questions you have.

 

*By deaf we mean Deaf (BSL or lipreading / aural)  deafened or  Living with a Hearing Loss.  We work with across the whole spectrum of people who are deaf, and need Trustees who reflect that wide range.

 

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