Salary range: £36,708 – £39,867p.a. inc. Contract: Permanent Hours of work: 36 hours per week Location: Civic Centre and other locations from time to time Make a Difference Within Adult Social Care Brent is a tremendously vibrant London borough where the iconic arch of Wembley Stadium dominates the skyline. Spanning both inner and outer London, it is a borough of huge contrasts in terms of its economic, environmental, ethnic and social make up. Brent’s diversity is evident to all who visit our borough and our long history of ethnic and cultural diversity has created a place that is truly unique and valued by those who live and work here. The council is pursuing a far-reaching transformation agenda that better meets the needs of our community so it is an exciting time to join us. The Post As a Deaf Blind Specialist worker you will use a strength based approach to promoting the independence, interests and rights of individuals and their families; ensuring high quality services are maintained. As a Deaf Blind Specialist worker you will undertake assessments, reviews and manage long term complex cases. This will involve carrying out specialist environemental hearing assessment, assessing and ordering specialist deaf & deafblind equipment, coordinating social activities for deaf & deaf blind people, signposting and working with voluntary organisations. Within Adult Social Care, we strive to deliver a culture of working together; positive risks and accountability; value and respect; and staff are empowered to develop. We are committed to enhance your continued professional development and offer a number of opportunities to further your career. The Person For this post You must have experience of carrying out needs/specialist assessments of service users who are Deaf and Deafblind and carers. You will need to have experience and understanding of the techniques used to communicate with deaf and deafblind individuals and have Deafblind Communication Guide skills in order to communicate with Deaf/Deafblind service users in the Community. You will need to have a high understanding of and working knowledge of key equipment suitable for the Deaf, Hard of Hearing & Deaf Blind equipment and it would be desirable if you have BSL Level 2 or working towards this. You will bring experience of working in a social care setting with adults with disabilities and/or older adults. You will recognise and promote the principles of human rights, social justice, to promote stengths, agency, hope and self determination. You will have a sound knowledge of the Care Act 2014 and other relevant legislation. You should be skilled in understanding how to deliver a culturrally appropriate and responsive service. Experience with working in this client group Deaf, Hard of Hearing and Deaf Blind. Closing Date: 23 August 2021 (23:00) Additional Information Brent Council values the diversity of its community and aims to have a workforce that reflects this and therefore encourage applications from all sections of the community. We positively encourage all applicants to self-identify their characteristics in the diversity survey section in the application. We are committed to safer recruitment and safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants should be aware that posts working with children, young people and vulnerable adults are subject to an Enhanced DBS check as well as other employment clearances. Brent has a positive approach to flexible working. As a disability confident employer Brent welcomes applications from people with all disabilities, including hidden disabilities and mental health conditions. We will interview any disabled applicant who meets the essential criteria. If you require reasonable adjustments to be made to any part of the recruitment process due to your disability, please contact us on Please note the information you provide will be treated fairly and confidentially. Please note CVs will not be considered as part of your application for this position.


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