SignHealth – the Healthcare Charity for Deaf People is a national charity committed to achieving better access to and equality of health provision within the UK for Deaf people. SignHealth works in the fields of supported living, counselling, advocacy, outreach and health promotion for Deaf people with mental health difficulties and/or complex needs.
Housing Support Worker – Erdington, Birmingham
Salary £16,286 – £17,160 per annum (dependent on experience) plus sleep-in allowance
The salary is based on a 40 hour week. Housing Support Workers are expected to sleep over, once all checks and inductions are completed, and will be paid for this in addition to salary at a rate of £31.74. Sleep-ins are counted as part of the working week.
We are looking for a person who is interested in a challenging position, working with a dedicated team of staff offering support to Deaf people with mental health problems/needs in this Supported Living Scheme.
Ideally offer the following:
- Minimum 1 year’s experience of working in a residential/care setting
- Minimum level 2 British Sign Language and knowledge of Deaf culture
- A belief in, positive attitude and commitment to equal opportunities and the empowerment of tenants
- Ability to work as part of a team
- NVQ Level 2 in Health and Social Care
In addition to a competitive salary we offer:
- Stakeholder pension scheme
- Child care voucher scheme
- Excellent training opportunities
- 22 days holiday per year
Plus days in lieu of the statutory Bank Holidays
Applications from D/deaf people are strongly encouraged.
The successful candidate will be subject to a DBS Check at an enhanced level & Independent Safeguarding Adults clearance
Please contact for an application form
Voice 0121 350 0592 Fax 0121 350 1824
Closing Date: 29th May 2018