Communication support worker
Do you want to make a real difference to an individuals life? If so, have you considered becoming a Communication Support Worker at Deafblind UK?
Community Engagement Officer
Fancy something a little different within Charity / Social Care work?
As an Engagement Officer you will be supporting and enabling deafblind members to gain effective services based on their needs and location, to reduce isolation and enable members to connect to the local community.
Well there’s everything you would expect in a Charity’s Head office, offering support to all of our teams, employees and volunteers throughout our services from Finance, HR, Recruitment, Marketing, Fundraising, Conferencing, Quality & Compliance, Administration, Membership Services, Business Development, Specialist Services, Director and Executive Board Departments.
Our Trustees are critical in steering our organisation to achieve our aims. Each Trustee brings along critical skill sets, professional or personal experience, views and ideas. You will inspire and challenge a growing team of over 450 colleagues and volunteers all working towards a better future for Deafblind people, whilst providing the organisation with a sound governance structure.
As a valued volunteer, you could be the only one that a deafblind person speaks to in days; you could be the difference between someone leaving the house that week or not; you could give someone the chance to do something they never thought possible – and what’s more, you don’t need any special experience or skills to do it!
Having worked here for many years now I can honestly say that Deafblind UK puts the people we support first and cares for its customers and members. I have learnt many new skills and developed both on a professional and personal basis. Every one at Deafblind UK is friendly and approachable and really makes work enjoyable.
Head Office Staff
I love being a Community Engagement Officer and supporting people with a combined sight and hearing loss. Each day is different and can involve representing Deafblind UK at meetings with other organisations, being involved with social groups in the area, hosting information stands at various events across the area to promote the services we offer, and delivering awareness training to other organisations and care homes.
Paula, Community Engagement Officer
I began volunteering for Deafblind UK after a friend suggested it. I popped around for chats with a local member. We had a general catch up, and I'd also read old books, poems, and eventually letters they'd kept from old friends and family that they'd ask I read to them. That one hour a week really helped them, and they were always very thankful for the company.
I do the Times crossword with my client each week during my 2 hour visit. We occasionally manage to complete it. The Friday crossword is much harder than the one on Thursday.
Rosalind, Support Worker for About Me Care & Support
Prefer to talk?
To find out more about our amazing opportunities, please contact our friendly HR team. Give us a call on 01733 358100.