Jobs at deafPLUS

Wellbeing 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 18 hours per week until the end of September 2019. Job share will be considered.

Location: deafPLUS Birmingham (Custard Factory)
Salary: £18,027.88 per annum (pro-rata) – Freelancers considered.
This is a fixed term contract until 31st September 2019

Closing date for applications: 22nd March 2019 at Midnight.

How to apply: Please download and submit your application to Trent.S.Beasley@deafplus.org

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For further details please contact: Trent.S.Beasley@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

Merton Information & Advice Officer

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

• 25 days Annual Leave & 8 days Bank Holidays (pro-rata)
• Salary- £25,433.87 – £26,168.32 (pro rata) depending on experience (Scale 526-530)
Interviews will take place on the afternoon of 25th & 26th March
Application Form

Deadline: Thursday 21st March 2019 at noon.
Please complete application form and send to will.davidson@deafplus.org
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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

Deaf+Wellbeing Officer (Maternity Cover)

deafPLUS are seeking an individual with great organisational and interpersonal skills to take on this exciting role, based in Whitechapel, to manage and deliver the following services to clients. The main projects include:
 To provide health & wellbeing activities to contribute to the overall wellbeing of clients in Tower Hamlets
 To raise awareness of deafness and communication barriers to GPs and health professionals
 To manage, supervise and work closely with Health and Wellbeing Assistant
 To organise and recruit participants on lipreading classes
 To organise half term activities and community development
 To organise annual Carers Conference

Working hours: 20 hours per week until 30th September 2019. 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: £22,842.12 – £24,129.84 per annum pro-rata (Scale 525 – 528)

Closing date for applications:  Thursday 24th January 2019 at 5pm.

Interviews: Tuesday 29th January 2019

How to apply: Please complete the application form

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For an informal chat and further details and an application pack, please contact: Aiysha Begum, on aiysha.begum@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.

3 Advice Line Caseworkers – England & Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland

Join Our Advice Line Team and Provide Support to Deaf people Nationally!

It’s an exciting time to join the deafPLUS team as we expand and improve our Advice Line. It is the first point of contact for Deaf British Sign Language users to obtain accessible advice over video. The service will also provide accessible advice via text chat and email.

Role: 

  • To provide an Information & Advice service to Deaf BSL users in the UK via the deafPLUS Advice Line via video call.
  • To deliver Information & Advice via text chat and email for deaf individuals who do not use sign language.
  • To monitor and review advice resource (internal advice base and external sources of advice) on an ongoing basis, suggesting and making improvements as necessary and advising on the potential for further Advice Line development areas.

About You – if you have:

  1. Ability to communicate with deaf people, either a BSL user or have Level 6 BSL skills or equivalent.
  2. Good communication, presentational and motivational skills, in person and written form.
  3. At least 2 years experience of providing Information, Advice & Casework.
  4. This experience must also include a substantial element of in-depth casework on all aspects of welfare benefits advice.
  5. Understanding of welfare benefits, debt, housing and consumer care.

Then we want to hear from you!

Location: Birmingham, Scotland (either Glasgow or Edinburgh depending on the successful candidate) and Belfast

To view the full job description and apply, please click here.

Alternatively, you can can email Gary on gary.williams@deafplus.org with your CV and cover letter explaining your interest and suitability for the role.

For an informal chat, please contact

  1. Gary on the email above or 020 7790 6147
  2. Rebecca Mansell on rebecca.mansell@deafplus.org (please email to arrange an informal chat in BSL on facetime or skype)

Application Deadline: 16th January 2019

National Advice Manager – deafPLUS Advice Line

Are you the Advice Manager we are looking for?

It’s an exciting time to join the deafPLUS team as we expand and improve our Advice Line. It is the first point of contact for Deaf British Sign Language (BSL) users to get accessible advice.  Its a national service, based in Birmingham.  We are looking for a fantastic advice manager who will ensure we deliver quality advice and support via our video advice service, while also leading the development of the service.

  • To provide an Information & Advice service to deaf BSL users in the UK via the deafPLUS Advice Line over Skype and Facetime.
  • To deliver Information & Advice via text chat and email for deaf individuals who do not use sign language.
  • To develop and sustain the necessary technical aspects of the helpline service to ensure sustained delivery.
  • To line-manage the Advice Line advisors – to be based in Birmingham, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

If you have

  1. A least two years relevant management experience
  2. Vocational qualifications in providing casework support
  3. BSL to Level 6
  4. Understanding of social welfare advice including casework. This can be paid or unpaid work and need not have been gained in a specialist post.

Then we want to hear from you!

Location: Birmingham

To view the full job description and apply, please click here.

Alternatively, you can can email Gary on gary.williams@deafplus.org with your CV and cover letter explaining your interest and suitability for the role.

For an informal chat, please contact

  1. Gary on the email above or 020 7790 6147
  2. Rebecca Mansell on rebecca.mansell@deafplus.org (please email to arrange an informal chat in BSL on facetime or skype)

Application Deadline: 16th January 2019

Digital Content Manager – deafPLUS Advice Service

This is an exciting time to join deafPLUS.  Our Digital Content Manager will join out new advice team in Birmingham to lead the way on the development of a new online advice hub for Deaf people, covering welfare, citizens rights, consumer protection and general advice.  Researching and filling the new digital advice hub with accessible, relevant content and keeping it updated for our Deaf audience is the core duty of this new role.

Main Tasks:

To research, identify and respond to the welfare and citizens / consumer rights advice needs of deaf people in each part of the UK, taking into account differences in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

  • To build and maintain an accessible, accurate, online digital advice resource which reflects the needs of deaf people throughout the UK. By accessible, content should be provided in both British Sign Language video and plain English and jargon-free.
  • To Manage the budget for the digital hub and national advice line service.
  • To script, film and edit BSL advice videos for online.
  • To source design elements and photos, editing for on line use as necessary.
  • To ensure the accuracy, quality and timely updating of BSL advice videos on the digital advice hub.
  • To tailor advice so it is accessible to external clients using the search tools and menu options available within the deafPLUS digital advice hub design, and that advice resources are tagged and organised appropriately to ensure people can quickly and intuitively find the resources they need with the fewest possible clicks.
  • To ensure that the online advice resource retains its functionality and design integrity, with any flaws or technical issues dealt with as quickly as possible.
  • To line-manage the deafPLUS Advice Line Manager.
  • To act as a member of the Senior Management Team, delivering leadership to the wider organisation.
  • To work with the National Centre and local managers team to ensure the corporate website is kept up to date in relation to services, reflects deafPLUS fundraising and marketing requirements and continues to develop, overseeing occasional refreshes to the site when agreed with CEO.

Location: Birmingham

Application deadline: 16th January 2019

To view the full job description and apply, please click here.

Alternatively, you can can email Gary on gary.williams@deafplus.org with your CV and cover letter explaining your interest and suitability for the role.

For an informal chat, please contact

  1. Gary on the email above or 020 7790 6147
  2. Rebecca Mansell on rebecca.mansell@deafplus.org (please email to arrange an informal chat in BSL on facetime or skype)

Application Deadline: 16th January 2019

Bromley – General Support/Advice Worker

General Support/Advice Worker

This exciting role at the Bromley centre is to support the Centre Manager in maintaining
our ’front of house’ open door services. Meeting and greeting clients and being the first
point of contact for clients and visitors alike.

The role will require a flexible approach to your hours to enable centre cover is
maximised, particularly in the Centre Managers absence.

The Bromley centre has a well established volunteer team, who organise groups and
talks, these – in addition to hiring of or facilities to 3rd Parties. The booking of these
facilities will largely be the responsibility of the job holder

 Part-Time role: 6 hours per week (Wednesdays)
 Hourly rate: £10.42
 25 days Annual Leave & 8 day Bank Holidays (pro-rata)

Place of Work
deafPLUS
Community House
South Street
Bromley
BR1 1RH

Deadline for application form is Wednesday 2nd January 2019.
Interviews will take place on 7th – 11th January 2019.

To apply please complete the below Application form.

Personnel Specification

Job Description

Application Form

For further details please contact: Leo Mansell – Centre Manager on leo.mansell@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

Living With Hearing Loss Class Teacher Freelance – LONDON

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 someone with experience in teaching lip reading and engaging with people over the age of 50 with hearing difficulties to lead informal groups covering London boroughs from the beginning of October 2018 to the middle of March 2019.

 This post involves leading up to 3 groups per week. You will provide support to members, delivering an agreed programme. We will train you and provide the resources required to develop confidence in people with hearing loss.

 The course is called Living with Hearing Loss for people over age 50.  We have 6 courses, each one lasting for 8 weeks.  We are looking for freelance teachers to fill this position.  We encourage applications from those who might be interested in covering one or more courses.

 MAIN PURPOSE OF THE POST

a) Teach lip reading skills

b) To facilitate the Living with Hearing Loss groups across London

c) To engage with people and provide information supplied by deafPLUS

d) To supervise the lecturers invited by deafPLUS who join the weekly groups.

 Terms and Conditions:

This is a freelance position for 3-9 hours per week depending on number of areas covered.

Salary up to £25 per hour, depends on experience and qualification if not qualification tutor, please send your rate with you.

The post holder will be expected to travel to various class locations within London to fulfill the role.

Must have a DSB.

 The Classes will take place in Richmond, Elephant and Castle and Kensington and Chelsea from this October 2nd – December 6th 2018.  Next January classes may take place in Lewisham, London Bridge and Bromley TBC.

 Deadline for a CV with a cover letter of your experience and rate is 12pm, Tuesday 25th September 2018

Interviews will take place on Thursday 27th September at deafPLUS in London borough of Bromley.

 The post is expected to commence ASAP

For further details, please contact Faye Routledge

Email : Faye.Routledge@deafplus.org

 

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

(Maternity cover until end of March 2019) – Living with Hearing Loss (LWHL) Project Manager & Trainer

Job Title: (Maternity cover until end of March 2019) – Living with Hearing Loss (LWHL) Project Manager & Trainer

Location: Office based/home based, working across London

Salary: 15 hours per week – (FTE £25,781 – £27,436)

Reports to: Bromley Centre Manager

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 someone 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 LWHL Project Manager & Trainer will deliver a programme of activities to maintain and develop lip reading skills and provide support on other aspects of living with a hearing loss.

MAIN PURPOSE OF THE POST

  1. a) To deliver the LWHL classes across London and work closely with freelance tutors.
  2. b) To network with appropriate organisations and people to provide information, advice and support to the LWHL group.
  3. c) Produce project reports and monitoring of the service.
  4. d) To line manage LWHL Project Administrator – Marketing and PR

Deadline for applications is Thursday 4th October 2018

Interviews will take place on Tuesday 9th October and Wednesday 10th October 2018 at deafPLUS in London borough of Bromley.

The post is expected to commence the week of Monday 22nd October 2018.

For further details and an application pack, please contact Faye Routledge

Email : Faye.Routledge@deafplus.org

Information and advice caseworker for People with Hearing Loss (Maternity Cover)

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HAS Caseworker – Maternity Cover (Hearing Loss)

Job Title:                 Information and advice caseworker for People with Hearing Loss

Location:                 Hackney

Line Manager:         HAS Advice Services Manager

Hackney Advice Service

 

Information and advice caseworker for People with Hearing Loss– Maternity Cover

Hackney Advice Service provides support to people with a hearing loss, enabling them to understand their rights and responsibilities, access what they are entitled to, manage and resolve their problems and build their independence.

If you:

  • have great organisational and interpersonal skills
  • have experience of giving social welfare advice
  • have great communication skill
  • have an awareness and understanding of hearing loss issues pertaining to hard of hearing people

Then you are the person we are looking for.

  • This is a part time position 25 hours per week
  • Salary -£21,523.11 –  24,922.58 (pro rata) depending on experience
  • Contract initially until 31st March 2019.

Deadline for applications is midnight Sunday 16th September

Please contact Hazel Saunders, Hackney Advice Service Manager for further information and an application pack  – hazel.saunders@deafplus.org,

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For further details please contact: Hazel Saunders, hazel.saunders@deafplus.org