Sensory Support Worker

Closing date 2 August 2019
Organisation BID Services
Location Leeds
Hours Full time
37
Salary £16,766
Telephone 01212466100
Email jobs@bid.org.uk
Website www.bid.org.uk/work-with-us/vacancies-1
Description

Do you have the passion and experience in supporting people who have a sensory loss and have a desire to learn BSL Sign Language? Then we would like to hear from you!  

We are recruiting for a Support worker (HI/VI) to join our friendly team at Leeds Hearing and Sight loss Service to provide high-quality support for our service users who are  Deaf, Hearing Impaired, sight Impaired or severely sight impaired , Deafblind or have acquired Dual Sensory Loss to facilitate opportunities to live meaningful and fulfilled lives.  

As a Support worker you will be providing a range of housing related interventions by co working with the Assessors, so that service users can maintain their tenancy and achieve independence to their best ability. You will be responsible for booking own appointments, managing workload and dealing with general day to day correspondence ensuring service users case notes, risk assessments, support plans are read and  case notes/interventions are updated on our database.  

To be successful for the post you will have experience in working with and supporting people with a broad range of sensory, learning and other disabilities be and ideally hold a related qualification such as Hearing Impairment or Visual Impairment training.

Flexibility is essential as the post requires evenings and weekend work. BSL level 3 qualification is an advantage but not essential. BSL training will be provided.  

In return we offer generous annual leave entitlement, Employee Assistance Program, Health Cash Plan, Occupational Sick Pay scheme, flexible TOIL scheme, we invest generously in training and development programmes, providing sponsorship to pursue formal professional qualifications and the opportunity to learn and develop sign language skills and achieve BSL to a level 2 standard.  

Closing date:  24th June 2019          

Face to Face Interview date:  9th August   2019  

To apply please complete an application form on our website (above) or email to jobs@bid.org.uk

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