Careers & Benefits at Deafblind UK
We employ full and part time staff in a variety of roles and in areas such as care and support, community outreach, fundraising, finance, advice and guidance, marketing, HR and business development. So, if you are passionate about being involved in something great and would like to work for The Deafblind UK Group please call us on 01733 358100 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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Types of roles:
Our support workers assist our customers in maintaining an independent lifestyle. As a support worker you will broaden our customers’ experiences and enable them to make meaningful choices which in turn will help to reduce isolation and improve their access to information, communication and mobility. Our support workers provide aid in all aspects of daily living, including personal care.
The role of an outreach officer has a crucial part to play in supporting Deafblind UK’s aim to tackle the isolation of deafblind people and to enable our members to connect with support, activities and services within their local community. You will be part of a large national team of outreach officers, all aiming to enable Deafblind UK to bring its support as close to it’s members as possible.
Our service managers are responsible for delivering high quality support to our customers and managing a team of support workers within a designated geographical area. Our service managers are experienced in delivering health and social care support and, ideally will already have some people management experience. An NVQ3 in care or equivalent is essential for this role.
Fundraising provides us with an essential source of income. Without this support Deafblind UK would not be able to continue to provide the vital services that we currently offer to deafblind people. Our fundraising activities include statutory and trusts fundraising, individual giving and community fundraising.
– Competitive annual leave allowance plus bank holidays
– Childcare voucher scheme
– Pension scheme
– Staff savings club
– Free eye tests and contribution towards glasses for VDU users
– Free car parking for roles based at our HQ
Learning and Development
We are fully committed to supporting learning and development for all our staff. We understand how important it is to receive the right training and we commit to investing in our employees to ensure that we deliver the very best. All staff take part in a three day corporate induction held at our head office, which includes our Communication and Guiding Awareness course. In addition to this all staff receive one to one training through various learning and development opportunities. Where relevant, we will support employees to achieve nationally accredited qualifications.
Here’s what our employees had to say about their induction:
“I really enjoyed my induction, the sessions were interactive and fun. I got a real insight into the lives of the people we support”
Safeguarding and Employment Checks
Ensuring the safety of our customers is of paramount importance and so we carry out thorough checks on all our staff. All employment at The Deafblind UK Group is offered subject to satisfactory checks including previous employer references. Staff who have direct contact with our customers will be required to have an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Check (if applicable).
Equality and Diversity
As a disability organisation specialising in sensory loss, we are committed to valuing people as individuals and ensuring equality of opportunity and fairness for both customers and employees.
We recognise that people from many different backgrounds can bring fresh ideas and a different approach which can make the way the organisation works more efficient, creative and innovative.
We treat all people with dignity and respect and are committed to championing diversity, eliminating discrimination and promoting fairness.
We are committed to equal opportunities and welcome applications from all sections of the community. We have been awarded the Disability Confident symbol which demonstrates our positive attitude towards job applications from people with a disability.
Supporting Employees who have a Disability
Many of our employees use Access to Work funding (through Job Centre Plus) to support them in their role. Access to Work funding can provide a wide range of support to those who require it. We work very closely with our staff to ensure they get the right support to successfully carry out their job. If you are applying for a role with us, you just need to tell us that you may require or already use ‘Access to Work’.