Services Support Worker – YouthAdvance

Fixed Term Contract – until 1.4.2023 (with possible extension or the opportunity to apply for a permanent position if available)

Location: London

Full time (37.5 hours per week) or Part time (22.5 or 30 hours per week)

Salary approx. £23,000 full time (£13,800 for 22.5 hours and £18,400 for 30 hours), depending on experience

The successful applicant will work with RAD’s DeafAdvance team to deliver exciting employability programmes to young deaf people in their first and/or preferred language. You will be providing person centred support for young deaf Londoners who are not in employment, education or training (NEET).

Delivering an intensive tailored programme to achieve sustained education, training or employment outcomes through one to one support, group/peer activities, remote sessions and community based services.

This role will be based at our London office (near London Liverpool Street) with some community based work as well as remote working. You will be required to travel to meetings if requested.

To apply for this role you must be a native user of BSL (British Sign Language) or minimum Level 3. If part time hours are chosen we would expect the candidate to work on a flexible basis.

This role will be on a fixed term contract for two years with life assurance benefit and generous pension contributions. Your work will make a positive difference to the lives of deaf people.

Essential requirements include:

  • Willing to attend any training as appropriate to the post
  • Experience of working with deaf people or within the deaf community
  • Understanding of deaf awareness and of deaf culture
  • Experience and understanding of the barriers faced by deaf people
  • Experience of working towards performance outcomes/target related activity and associated reporting
  • Experience of promoting services through strong links within the deaf community
  • Effective communication skills, good organisational skills and the ability to use resources effectively and efficiently
  • Able to develop productive relationships with your team, colleagues, management, clients, external partners and other key stakeholders
  • Ability to respond quickly and appropriately in difficult situations (in line with training and policies/procedures)
  • A belief in continuous improvement, receptive to change and willing to learn with a positive attitude towards work, colleagues and the organisations vision
  • Flexible approach to working including evenings, weekends and bank holidays if required
  • Willingness to travel for work purposes

This post is subject to two references and an enhanced DBS check. Both have to be satisfactory to RAD.

Closing date for applications: 1 April 2021 Interview date: 8 April 2021 (via Zoom)

Organisation
Royal Association for Deaf people
Location
London
Start Date
Immediately
Full-time/Part-time
Full-time
Job type
Temporary
Contact Details
Please email sarah.brock@royaldeaf.org.uk.
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