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Support Worker

Location: Durham
Hours: 37 per week
Salary: £16,766 per annum

Fixed-term contract until 31 March 2021 with the possibility of 12 months 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 location in Durham. To be successful, ideally you will have health care / 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 programmes, providing sponsorship to pursue formal professional qualifications and the opportunity to learn and develop sign language skills.

Closing date: Wednesday 5th February, 2020

Interview date : Monday 17th February

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

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

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