Jobs at deafPLUS

Finance Admin Officer – Vacancy (7 hours per week)

deafPLUS is looking for an enthusiastic, well organised and methodical individual with good clerical experience who can check and organise financial information for passing on to our outsourced finance operation, respond to enquiries by email, and carry out data entry.

Interested?  Please see the attached details.  If you think you are the ideal candidate, send your to CV by the 8th May.

JD – Finance Admin Officer – Apr 2017JD – Finance Admin Officer – Apr 2017

Vacancy – Independent Living Coordinator

Independent Living Coordinator

Direct Payments Support Service

Whitechapel or Bromley office based

Part-time 20 hours – £19,761.21 pro rata (£10.27/hour)

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.

A very exciting opportunity has arisen for the recruitment of an Independent Living Coordinator who will be focusing on the delivery of deafPLUS’ Direct Payments Support Service. This is a scheme which enables people to receive money from the Council to pay for the care and support that they have been assessed as needing and really puts individuals in control of decisions about the best way they can be supported.

The Independent Living Coordinator will be responsible for the account management, delivering support, information, advice and assistance to enable people with a sensory disability to access and manage Direct Payments easily and effectively. The post-holder will work as part of a team to promote, extend and develop the scheme to enable more people to have personal budgets and self-direct their support.

The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the health and social care sector, particularly in relation to individualised budgets. Good communication and presentation skills as well as high levels of literacy, numeracy and IT skills are essential. Knowledge of the Direct Payments scheme will be an advantage, although full training will be provided.

The benefits of working for us include 25 days annual leave, 8 Bank holidays (pro rata) and Festive closures and opportunities for training and professional development towards becoming a Registered Manager. This post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.

We welcome applications from people who have personal experience of disability issues as well as all sections of the community.

For an application pack please download it below:

Job Description: JD Independent Living Coordinator

Person Specification: PS – Independent Living Coordinator – April 2017

Application form: deafPLUS-application-form Independent Living Coordinator

About YOUchoose: What is YOUchoose

Please note that the closing date for applications is Friday 12 May 2017 at 12pm (noon) and interviews will be held on Monday 15th May 2017. For more information and an informal chat about this post and deafPLUS’ other services, please contact Rebecca Mansell on to arrange a skype chat.

We welcome any questions you might have.

Lipreading Tutors – Bromley and Kent


 Are recruiting for Lipreading tutors in Gillingham, Rochester and Bromley in Kent to cover existing classes that have lost their tutor. 

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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 service in the Greater London Area. The aim of YOUchoose is to encourage and maintain 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 vibrant charitable organisation with lively team. We are currently seeking to develop a pool of Personal Assistants (PAs). We provide personalised support services for D/deaf people throughout the area.

Our aim is to increase individuals’ independence, build their confidence and enable them to learn new skills.

Applicants must:

Have experience of working in a PA role;
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 their own initiative.

Have Level 2 BSL (or equivalent), a Communicator Guide qualification and/or experience of working with 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 confident, communication skills and life skills, accessing local provisions such as leisure services and community groups, paying bills, supporting the service user to maintain their independence in the general community, developing hobbies and interests in accordance with their support plan.

Rates of pay for PA’s

Monday to Friday: £9.75 per hour

Applicants only able to work evenings or weekends are especially welcome to apply.

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 (see below) to:

Mobile: 07497 822 175 SMS Only

We welcome any questions you might have. For more information about YOUchoose:

Job Description and Person Spec attachment pa-jd-persons-spec