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Support Worker - Durham

Location: Durham
Salary: £17,157 per annum
Hours: Full time, 37 hours per week

Fixed term until 30th September 2021 with possible 6 month extension.

We are seeking a committed individual to join our small and friendly team in Durham to support our service users who are Deaf, Deafened & Hard of Hearing with their on-going development and maintenance of independent living in their homes (and where appropriate), the wider community, by giving appropriate support and using advice networks.

As part of the role you will be working in partnership with the service user, their family, and professional services to ensure service user’s needs are met by following support plans, ensuring case notes are read and regularly reviewed as well as being part of the rota to cover the drop in service at various locations in Durham.

To be successful, ideally you will have healthcare / support work background and have previous experience of working with the deaf community.

It is essential that you can communicate using British Sign Language skills to a level 2 standard and be able to travel across County Durham therefore access to a car is essential for this post. 

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 programs, providing sponsorship to pursue formal professional qualifications and the opportunity to learn and develop sign language skills.

We are also recruiting for a Relief Worker for this post.

Closing date: Friday 30th April, 2021
Interview date: To be confirmed.

To apply, you can complete our application form online or download our application form or contact jobs@bid.org.uk

Job description and person specification for Support Worker

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