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Job Title: Housing Support Worker

Location: Polestar, Birmingham

Salary:  £10.30 Per hour plus sleep in allowance  

Hours: 40 Hours per Week, you will be expected to work a variety of different shifts which will also include, day, night and sleep-in shifts and weekends. As well as this you will be expected to work some bank holidays. 

Closing date: 21st August 2022 

SignHealth are a passionate and unique Deaf-led charity, committed to creating a future where there are no barriers to good health and well-being for Deaf people.  

Do you have the ability to communicate in British Sign Language? 

Do you have knowledge of the deaf community and mental health issues? 

Do you have an NVQ Level 2 in Health and Social Care or the care certificate? 

Here at SignHealth, we are currently recruiting for a Permanent Support Worker to join us in taking on the exciting challenge of providing high-quality health and social care support to Deaf individuals, many of whom have mental health conditions. 

We are looking for an independent, dynamic, compassionate and hardworking individual who can support individuals living in our community to help them become as independent as possible. 

As a Support Worker, you will undertake a range of tasks which include working closely with our clients developing supportive relationships, supporting clients in independent skills, emotional support, creating personalised plans and ensuring a professional service is maintained. 

You will liaise with statutory authorities to fully access new referrals and review, social workers and other professionals. The work you will carry out is interesting, challenging and rewarding. 

Due to the nature of this position, you will need to have a minimum of level 2 British Sign Language, and understand the importance of sensitive data and storing data in line with GDPR regulations, care regulations and the CQC. 

If you have knowledge of safeguarding, working with young people, adults at risk or adults in crisis under your belt this would be helpful too– but not essential.  

Why choose SignHealth?

We will work alongside you during your career with SignHealth to maximise your full potential with Training and Development to help you become the best you!  

Working with your Line Manager you will receive an in-depth induction to give you great insight into our charity and what we do. 

Join our learning pathway with BSL, we offer paid Training and Development to further your BSL knowledge! 

Wellbeing is the heart of everything we do! It’s not just about our clients, it’s about you too. 

Being a SignHealth employee you will also receive: 

  • 25 Days of Annual Leave, pro rata for Part Time staff 
  • 5 Days per year of paid Study Leave 
  • Long Service Annual Leave Rewards 
  • Free of Charge DBS Certificate 
  • Sick Pay 
  • A generous defined contribution pension scheme, we pay 6% after successfully passing probation 
  • Eye Care Vouchers 
  • Interest-free bicycle loan to travel to work (Dependent on role location) 

Let’s get you onboard to start your SignHealth Journey! 

If this sounds like a position you would be interested in, we would love to hear from you. Applications are strongly welcome from people who can use British Sign Language. 

To apply, please contact npatterson@signhealth.org.uk with your CV and Supporting Statement. 

For this post, the below checks will be carried our prior to employment: 

  • Enhanced DBS Checks 
  • Satisfactory reference checks: receipt of employment references which cover the last 5 years. 
  • Evidence of Covid-19 Vaccination (Both doses) 
  • Evidence of Right to work in the UK 

Our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion

SignHealth welcomes applications from anyone regardless of their age, experience, impairment or condition, ethnicity, heritage, sexuality, gender or socio-economic background.

We are keen to receive applications from Deaf people, disabled people, black, Asian, ethnic minoritised people and people who identify as LGTBQIA+ because these groups are underrepresented within our organisation and the charity sector.

We are creating a working environment where all our people feel they belong to and thrive in. Join us on our journey!

If you think you aren’t qualified to do a job here, you might be wrong! Please get in touch with us, we’re always keen to chat.

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