Assessment and Support Worker

Employer: Medway Council
Salary: Range 4 (£25,775 - £31,385) per annum
Location: Medway Council, Gun Wharf, Dock Road, Chatham, Kent ME4 4TR
Contract: Permanent
Working Pattern: Part Time
Hours: 18.5 hours per week.
DBS Check: Enhanced
Closing Date: 11/10/2019 at 23:55 PM
Reference: AD044AL

This is an exciting time to be joining our Deaf Services Team. Our specialist team has knowledge, skills and experience to work effectively with D/deaf people, and people who are hard of hearing and affected by dual sensory loss.

Our aim is to assist, where appropriate people affected by D/deafness, hard of hearing and Dual sensory loss. We endeavour to empower people to lead as full and independent a life as possible, breaking through barriers and accessing opportunities. We are looking for an enthusiastic, dynamic and well individual who has experience of working with people with a hearing and/or sight loss and qualified in British Sign Language (BSL) or a first language BSL user. An ability to work independently, but also as part of a team, is essential. You will be expected to effectively manage a caseload in a timely and professional manner. Applicants must have a good knowledge of relevant legislation, and an understanding of the complex issues related to sensory loss.

You will be provided with a Microsoft Surface Pro and mobile phone to support mobile working.

Essential qualifications

  • GCSE standard (A*-C or equivalent), including English.
  • BSL Level 2 minimum (accredited course SIGNATURE or CACDP)
  • Must be able to travel throughout Medway

In return we offer you:

  • Generous annual leave entitlement
  • Generous local government pension scheme package
  • Access to wider training and development qualifications
  • Flexible working scheme
  • Travel plan discounts
  • Access to CAREFIRST advice & counselling service
  • Employee discount scheme for national and local retailers
  • Assisted car purchase scheme
  • The Government has introduced new ways of supporting parents with childcare costs. Further details are available here: -

Our organisation:

Medway is a unitary authority in the South East of England, made up of the towns of Strood, Rochester, Chatham, Gillingham and Rainham and more rural areas, including the Hoo Peninsula.

Situated in Kent in the South-East of England, the area has plenty of green spaces, excellent facilities and easy access to the national motorway and rail networks, facilitating superb transport links to London.

We provide all local Government services for a quarter of a million people, looking after education, environment, social care, housing, planning, business and much more - everything from frontline services such as rubbish collection and events like the Dickens Festival to work that goes on behind the scenes to ensure services in Medway run smoothly and cost effectively.

Working at Medway Council means that you get to be part of this journey working alongside talented, professional colleagues to drive forward change to transform the lives of our residents and the communities they live in.

If you would like to have an informal discussion with the recruiting manager please call Kim Nicholas, Team Manager on 01634 331849.

Important Information-

Applicants must be able to demonstrate all essential requirements as listed in the job profile

Equal Opportunities Commitment Statement

Medway Council is committed to creating an inclusive work environment with a diverse workforce. All appropriately qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or age

For further information please refer to the Medway information pack available as a download or to view online

Please be advised that if you are not contacted within 3 weeks of the advert closing date then you have not been shortlisted. All recruitment correspondence, including interview letters and contracts of employment will usually be sent out via email.

Please visit for information on how Medway Council put good practices in place to ensure employees and job applicants who declare mental health issues receive the right level of support.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy at any time prior to the closing date.

How to apply

Please be advised that we only accept online applications submitted through JobsGoPublic ATS

If you are not contacted within 3 weeks of the advert closing date then you have not been shortlisted.

All recruitment correspondence, including interview letters and contracts of employment will usually be sent out via email, if you require documentation/correspondence in different format such as braille or large print, please contact the Resourcing Team on 01634 332878.

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