Project Worker – Deafness Support Network
Working across Cheshire West & Chester, Wirral and surrounding areas
Office base to be agreed
18 hrs per week
£8,277.48 per annum
Fixed Term Contract (to February 2021)
We are looking for a part time Project Worker to join our “I’m Hear!” Team, to work on our successful, well established and unique Project funded by BBC Children in Need.
By developing and providing individual and bespoke support to D/ deaf children, young people & their families in their own homes, you will improve children’s confidence, communication at home and in other settings, and also increase D/deaf children’s access to social activities.
Creating bespoke materials and resources, thus ensuring children’s communication needs are met, which then lead to a range of positive differences for each D/deaf child. The needs of each D/deaf child are central to support, through which they will be empowered and able to make their own choices, as appropriate to their age.
Other responsibilities include working as part of a team to establish and maintain links with other service providers; social activity providers; liaising with DSN’s Volunteer Manager to identify appropriate volunteers to support the project; attending group activities, ensuring all safeguarding policies & procedures are implemented, and providing Deaf Awareness Training to social clubs, activity providers – See Job Description for full details.
The post involves working closely with D/deaf children and their families, a certificate in BSL Level 1 (minimum) is essential, or the ability to demonstrate equivalent knowledge/skills. Training to BSL Level 2 will be provided if appropriate. As the post involves travelling to family homes, use of own car is essential (travel expenses will be paid).
The successful applicant will be required to undertake an enhanced DBS disclosure and provide two satisfactory employment references.
Further details and application information can be found on the Careers page at https://dsnonline.co.uk/vacancies/
252hrs pro rata holiday inc. Bank Holidays, Company Sick Pay, Contributory pension scheme*, Training & Development Opportunities, Cycle to Work Scheme*, Gym Membership* & more! (* subject to qualifying criteria).
Closing Date for applications – Friday 14th February @ 23.59pm.
Please note you will receive an invitation by email if you have been shortlisted to attend an interview.