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Senior Deafblind Worker

  • Employer: Hertfordshire County Council
  • Reference: HCC20900
  • Published: Mon 09/01/2023, 13:22 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 05/02/2023, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £43,516 progressing to £48,587 pa
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Countywide, Hertfordshire

Job Title: Senior Deafblind Worker
Location: Countywide
Starting Salary: £43,516 progressing to £48,587 pa - plus £1,000 welcome payment up to £6,000 relocation package and lease car *terms apply
Hours: 37 per week
Contract: Permanent

Diversity: We are an inclusive employer and value a diverse workforce 

Job Duties:

This is an exciting opportunity to join Hertfordshire County Council’s Sensory Services, based at Apsley, Hemel Hempstead and Farnham House, Stevenage.

Due to increasing demand for our service, we are looking for a second Senior Deafblind worker to join our dynamic multi-disciplinary team of 25, whose focus is on enabling individuals with visual impairments, hearing loss and deafblindness to achieve optimum control of their lives, through the process of rehabilitation and support to develop communication.

Holding a professional qualification i.e.: Diploma in Deafblind studies and/or Post graduate Diploma/ Degree in Multi-Sensory Impairment, you will have significant experiences of working with adults and children with deafblindness including those with additional disabilities/support needs.

You will be enthusiastic, proactive individual and expected to have excellent verbal and written communication skills; a sound grasp of Adult Social Care and the Children’s Legislation, a firm grasp of Safeguarding policies, have a sound working knowledge of this service user group which includes children and adults with sensory needs who require community care support. You will have a good track record of partnership working with the Independent, Voluntary Sector and other statutory agencies.

Working with the current Senior Deafblind Worker, you will be expected to work collaboratively and build professional trusting relationships with service users, their carers and other organisations. With excellent communication skills you will contribute to the development of services and looking at ways to improve the customer journey experiences.

Working alongside a strong management team you will support with mentoring of new staff and ensuring good practice and supporting peer groups. In addition, you will have demonstrable experience of staff supervision, mentoring, coaching staff in managing complex cases and the ability to hold a small caseload of highly complex cases. You will be confident in working closely with service users, colleagues and autonomously managing a diverse case load, meetings and lead on projects.

You will be expected to travel county-wide for meetings and community visits; therefore, a full UK Driving Licence is essential. Also, in the current COVID period, SMART-Working is expected where staff will be working from home or from HCC’s COVID-Safe local touchdowns across the county.

Qualified Diploma in Deafblind Studies and/or Post Graduate Diploma/ Degree in Multi-Sensory Impairment (MSI) is essential for this role.

 

Application Information

 

This is a strong team with a good mixture of staff. We have qualified Deafblind Worker, Rehab workers, a Senior Deafblind Worker, a Senior ROVI and apprentices. In the wider team, we have staff specifically trained to work with those who are deaf and hard of hearing as well as those who are deafblind.

To support you with your professional development, you will receive additional in-house training to enable you to support people for example, short course on specific condition e.g., dementia/ complex needs, knowledge of Safeguarding/ Mental capacity Act and functional assessments (such as providing rails or other equipment) and you will have a good working relationship with other organisations who support those across the county.

Please complete the 4 key questions found below in available documents, in order for your application to be considered. It is Mandatory.

Closing Date: 5th February 2023
Interview Date: 16th February 2023

For an informal discussion and more information contact: Sabina Iqbal, Team Manager, Isabel Reid, Deputy Team Manager on 01442454829 or Jackie Kidd Senior Deafblind Worker on 01442454813

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  • Employer: Hertfordshire County Council
  • Reference: HCC20900
  • Published: Mon 09/01/2023, 13:22 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 05/02/2023, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £43,516 progressing to £48,587 pa
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Countywide, Hertfordshire

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