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Social Worker (BSL)

Location: Leeds
Salary: £26,646 to £32,148 per annum dependent on experience(progression scheme applies)

Hours: Full-time, 37 hours per week
Contract Length: Permanent 

Leeds Hearing and Sight Loss Service provide a range of services to people with a sensory impairment/other disability. We are looking for a dedicated specialist Social Worker who has a passion to work with Deaf People to join a committed and vibrant team.

The successful candidate will be extremely motivated, well organised and able to work on their own initiative, must have a recognised Social Work qualification, be registered with Social Work England and possess British Sign Language to a minimum BSL Level 2 standard. Ideally you will have two years post qualifying experience but applications are welcome from newly qualified individuals.

You will need to have a good working knowledge of the legislation that underpins this service and be experienced in undertaking person centred assessments; support plans, reviews and budget requests. You will need to be able to keep accurate records and statistics as required using the Local Authority’s data base, as well as being able to deal effectively with service users, other professionals and external organisations. You must have a full UK driving licence, access to a car and must be able to work outside of office hours as required.

We strive to create an inclusive and diverse workplace and we are committed to wellbeing, promoting hybrid working, offering generous annual leave entitlements, an Employee Assistance Program, Health Cash Plan, Occupational Sick Pay scheme, and 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.

Closing date: Wednesday,27th October 2021 
Interview date: TBC (via Teams)


Please complete our online application form. Alternatively, you can download our application form in Microsoft Word and complete it before you send it to jobs@bid.org.uk

Contact us if you need further information or support.

All posts are subject to DBS Checks. BID serves a diverse community and we seek to develop a workforce which reflects this.