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Sensory Officer (Hearing Impairment)

HR Initiatives Limited
HR Initiatives Limited in Aylesbury HP19
Hybrid remote
Up to £29,500 a year - Permanent, Part-time, Full-time

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HR Initiatives Limited in Aylesbury HP19

Benefits
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  • Company pension
  • Flexitime

Full job description

Job Title: Sensory Officer (Hearing Impairment)

Responsible to: Chief Executive, BucksVision

Location: Aylesbury (Hybrid working)

Salary: £22.5k - £29.5k (FTE) per annum

Hours: Flexible Hours Considered

Contract: Permanent

BucksVision is the leading charity supporting people affected by sight and hearing loss in Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes through a wide range of tailored services and support. You can find out more about our great work here www.bucksvision.co.uk. We are proud of the wide range of services delivered by our small, dedicated team and fantastic volunteers.

We are responsible for delivering the Buckinghamshire Integrated Sensory Service (BISS) on behalf of Buckinghamshire Council.

If you thrive where you have clarity of purpose, produce your best work when working in a supportive, collaborative environment and are motivated by seeing how your contribution makes a positive impact on the lives of people affected by sight and hearing loss, you could be just who we are looking for!!

We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Sensory Officer (Hearing Impairment) to join our successful and experienced team on a permanent contract. We offer a hybrid working model, with staff working flexibly both from our office in Aylesbury and from home.

Purpose of the Role:

  • To support profoundly Deaf people and those with multi-sensory impairment in Buckinghamshire.
  • To provide assessment and support to adults and children with hearing loss to ensure they have the equipment, information and resources needed.
  • To provide advice and guidance to enable people with hearing loss to regain, and retain, their independence along with assisting carers and family members.

Your Responsibilities will include, but not be limited to:

  • Assessing the needs of people with hearing impairment to provide specialist information, advice and equipment.
  • To support people with severe hearing impairment to ensure they have access to the support they need, including welfare benefits and signposting to other organisations.
  • To carry out home visits and provide direct support to enable people with hearing impairment to improve their daily living skills with the specialised equipment as needed.
  • To advocate, on behalf of people with hearing impairment, to ensure the appropriate agencies, such as Local Authority Social Care Services, are providing the required level of support.
  • To understand the obligations of Social Care services to support people with significant hearing impairment, including people who are deafblind/ multi-sensory impaired.
  • To ensure profoundly Deaf children, and their families, are able to access BSL training to enable them to communicate freely.
  • To monitor inventories of sensory equipment, liaising with the provider to ensure stock levels are appropriate and waiting times are kept to a minimum.
  • To contribute to working groups dealing with hearing and/or vision impairment issues.

You will spark our interest by:

  • Being experienced working with people with hearing loss, ideally supporting people who are hard of hearing and profoundly Deaf people.
  • Have an understanding of the impact of a hearing impairment on individuals, carers and families.
  • Hold a recognised qualification in rehabilitation or habilitation work or have undertaken similar training.
  • Have experience of carrying out assessments, ideally in the home environments.
  • Be highly organised with the ability to deal with a high variety and volume of work.
  • Be empathetic and caring with the ability to connect with people.
  • Have experience of using British Sign Language (BSL) or be interesting in learning it.

Special Conditions:

This post requires the successful candidate to work across the whole County of Buckinghamshire and can often attend locations which are remote (limited or no public transport available). It is a requirement of the role to hold a full UK Driving License, have regular access to a reliable vehicle and have willingness to travel frequently.

The post also will require a suitable Criminal Record Check to be carried out as the role will require working with children and young people.

Next Steps:

If our purpose excites you, you feel you have the skills required to excel in this role and want to join our team, we would love to receive an application from you!

We understand the requirements of job advertisements can, on occasions, appear a bit daunting. Please don’t be deterred from applying if you feel you don’t quite meet them all. Training and development will be provided to support your success.

Please email karen.dowse@hrinitiatives.co.uk (our Response Handlers) a copy of your CV and a covering letter explaining why you feel you are a good match for the role.

The successful candidate must be freely eligible to work in the UK, as we are unable to accommodate sponsorship.

BucksVision is committed to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion and building a diverse community. We welcome applications from eligible candidates regardless of any protected characteristics.

Job Types: Permanent, Part-time, Full-time

Salary: Up to £29,500.00 per year

Benefits:

  • Company pension
  • Flexitime

Schedule:

  • Flexitime
  • Monday to Friday

Work authorisation:

  • United Kingdom (required)

Work Location: Hybrid remote in Aylesbury, HP19 9HH

Reference ID: BVSOHI2023