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BSL Support Worker DPSS589


Between £12.01-15.00 Per Hour

Part Time

Direct Payment Support Service

Closing Date: 17/09/21

Job description
Listed below are details of the purpose of the job and what tasks are involved. It is important and advisable to refer to this when submitting your application for the post.
Job Purpose: I’m a BSL Deaf gentleman with optic atrophy (limited sight), and this role involves supporting me to access activities of interest.
Location: Norwich.
·      Driving me in your own vehicle and supporting me to access local shops, B&Q etc.
·      Supporting me with mobility, i.e. being vigilant to my safety as I move around.

·      Providing companionship, particularly having a good chat about world politics and current affairs.

Person specification

Listed below are the skills, competencies and qualities that are essential and desirable for the post. My assessment of these, both on application and at interview, will be the main factor in determining if you are successful. Please refer to these when submitting your application.

  • Car owner/driver with appropriate business use insurance.
  • Native or local BSL user (level 6).
  • A good understanding of the Deaf community and culture, and of the issues facing people with sensory impairments.
  • Experience of supporting individuals with sensory impairments.
  • Good conversational skills with similar interests to me.
  • A confident and positive attitude with a good sense of humour – I have a very dry sense of humour!
Summary terms and conditions
  • The rate of pay for this position is £15 per hour.
  • You will be reimbursed for any agreed expenses incurred as part of the role.
  • Hours and times of work: 4 hour shift each week, to be arranged at interview to both parties.
  • The annual holiday entitlement will be equivalent to the work I would normally expect to be done during 5.6 consecutive weeks.
This post is subject to
  • A satisfactory enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check, the cost of which will be covered by the employer.
  • Satisfactory references from two referees, one of which must be your current or last employer.
  • Completion of a satisfactory probationary period.

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