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Information, Advice and Guidance Officer 

Location: Birmingham
Hours: 37 per week
Salary: £19,961 per annum

Fixed-term contract until October 2022 with the possibility of 1 year extension.

Do you have good BSL, digital technology skills and the passion to work with individuals who are Hearing Impaired?

We are recruiting for an Information, Advice and Guidance Officer to join our team in Birmingham  to provide technologically advanced city-wide Information, Advice and Guidance service to empower our clients who have Hearing Impairment and may have additional disability to reduce social isolation, gain independence and be able to fully participate in their communities.

In this varied role you will be the dedicated point of contact to the service providing:

  • High-quality Information, Advice and Guidance in a range of areas such as wellbeing , employment preparation, digital skills social-personal -life skills development, housing and debt advice as well as working in  partnership with other stakeholders to ensure the clients' needs are met.
  • Managing your own caseload 
  • Undertaking contact and risk assessments and undertake re-assessments 
  • Monitor and review open cases 
  • Supporting the wider organisation by promoting the service via open days, presentations and other events

What do you need to be successful for this role ?

You will need to be an empathetic individual who is client focussed, has a good understanding of a range of disabilities and has experience working with sensory impaired people as well as good signing skills to a  Level 2 standard and a good working knowledge of technology and hold a relevant qualification e.g.IAG NVQ Level 2.You will have excellent communication skills , able to undertake risk assessments and contact assessments, be able to use your own initiative as well as work effectively within a team.

What do we offer in return?

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.To learn more about our benefits  please visit our rewards page Rewards.

We work in partnership with deafPLUs who also have a similar role available www.deaflplus.org

Closing date: 10 December 2019

Interview date : 13th December (TBC)

For an application pack, please complete our application form online.

Alternatively, you can contact jobs@bid.org.uk.

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