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Male Deafblind Community Support Worker

For reasons of decency/privacy in the performance of the role, this vacancy is only available to male applicants, as permitted under the Equality Act 2010

22 Hours per week

£9,109.47- £9,588.92 p/a DOE

Vista changes lives. We are the leading local charity working with children and adults with sight loss throughout Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

We are passionate about providing the very best services; in hospitals, at home, in residential care and in the community. Whether someone is newly diagnosed or has lived their whole life with reduced sight, our specialist staff provide a vital lifeline to many local people.

This role involves supporting people who have a sight and hearing loss or have a dual sensory impairment and an additional disability to become as independent as possible through supporting individual choice and control.

You will be required to carry out enablement support as required, support people to access their community through their preferred method of travel, and to enable individuals to communicate as fully as possible, in any given situation by providing access to written communication.

You will need experience of working with people with sight loss and or hearing impaired, experience of supporting people in communication and making informed choices, ability to work to deadlines and work under pressure, excellent written and communication skills, the use of ICT, be punctual for appointments and ability to work flexibly and possibly out of hours to suit the needs of the service.

You will be required to work 22 hours per week, flexibly Monday to Friday with the requirement to work occasional weekends and some unsocial hours to meet service needs.

In return we offer excellent health benefits, a defined contribution pension scheme and access to an employee assistance programme. The hours for this role can be worked flexibly by agreement.

To view further details and to apply for this post please click on the link below

Closing date: Tuesday 30th May 2017, 12 noon

Interview date: Friday 9th June 2017

This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service.


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