Support Worker

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Deafblind UK


Essex - 3 posts - various part time hours

•Post 1 - covering Basildon, Brentwood, Rochford and Southend
•Post 2 - covering Chelmsford
•Post 3 - covering Colchester/Braintree
Car driver and NVQ level 2 in Health and Social Care (or equiv) preferred but not essential.

Interviews to take place in Chelmsford on Monday 11th April.

Closing date: 4/4/11

We want to hear from you....

If you are interested in becoming a Independent Living Team Support Worker OR have BSL skills we want you to come and join us in providing excellent support to our service users. Your role will be to enable individuals with dual sensory loss to develop their independent daily living skills in accordance with their individual care plan.

As mobility is a key part of providing support, access to a car or the ability to use public transport to provide transportation to our service users is essential.

Personal Care duties (as outlined in the job description, which is available from our website) may also be an integral part of an Independent Living Team Support Workers role. You will receive professional support and training to enable you to play a key role in our Independent Living Teams. If personal care duties are part of a role you will be applying for, this will be discussed with you at interview.

Salary and Benefits

We pay £6.82 to £7.83 per hour dependant on qualifications (i.e. NVQ level 2 in Social Care, BSL Level 2 and our in house taught Signature CACDP qualification).

We also pay £9.14 per hour for those holding the BSL level 3 qualification and are required to work with BSL level 3 service users.

In addition, we fully support you to gain qualifications such as the Signature CACDP qualification to work with people with dual sensory loss plus we also offer a competitive annual leave allowance and other benefits.

To apply

Please return the completed application form and equal opportunities form, which are available from our website: www.deafblind.org.uk, together with a covering letter giving details of your relevant skills and experience to:

hr@deafblind.org.uk and we will confirm receipt via email.

Alternatively please post your application to HR Administrator, Deafblind UK, Cygnet Road, Hampton, Peterborough, PE7 8FD. Unfortunately we are not able to confirm receipt of your application by return post.

If you are selected for interview you will be contacted as soon as possible after the closing date. If you do not hear from us within 28 days of the closing date this means that your application has not been successful on this occasion.

Please contact hr@deafblind.org.uk or call 01733 358 100 if you have any queries about your application or would like to discuss any of the above vacancies.

Thank you for your interest in working at Deafblind UK.

We are an equal opportunities employer.

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