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Deaf Family Support Worker, Band 4

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Deaf Family Support Worker, Band 4

This is an exciting opportunity to support Deaf children, young people and their families throughout the South West of England. As a member of the National Deaf CAMHS, the Deaf Family Support Worker’s role will be to provide practical support and therapeutic interventions to deaf young people and their families. You will assess the communication needs of deaf young people, facilitate communication within families, enable young people to access services and activities, and generally support their recovery, carrying out interventions under close supervision. You will also provide Deaf awareness training and BSL tuition where appropriate. Also, you will share responsibility for safeguarding deaf children/adults in your practice, following Trust policies and procedures.

We are recruiting a part-time Family Support Worker to help us provide a service across the South West region.

You will be offered high quality induction, support and supervision, both from within the Taunton team, and from developing links with colleagues across the national specialist service.

If you are interested in finding out more information, please contact Dr Maria Gascon-Ramos, National Deaf CAMHS Operational Manager, on ( Email address removed ), tel/sms/facetime on  ( Phone number removed )  or skype: maria.gascon.ramos.ndcamhs or Dr Reenee Barton, Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist NDCAMHS on ( Email address removed ) tel/sms/facetime on  ( Phone number removed ) 

At Somerset Partnership, we offer some excellent benefits over and above the standard NHS benefits. Here are just some of them:

Refer a Friend scheme. We recognise that our staff are our most valuable resource. We are therefore keen for people with similar skills, experiences and approach to you to join our team. If you are already employed by us and have a friend or family member who you think would fit in with our culture and values, this scheme enables you to introduce them to the Trust.

If the introduction is successful and leads to your friend being appointed to a role within the Trust, you will both be entitled to an initial payment of £175 after your friend has been in post for three calendar months and a further payment of £175 each after they have been in post for a period of 12 calendar months.

Registration: The Trust welcomes newly qualified staff joining the team and will pay their registration for the first year that they are with the Trust.

Relocation assistance: The Trust already has in place a generous relocation scheme, subject to eligible applicants meeting the terms of the scheme. The full terms of the scheme can be found in the ‘Removal and Relocation Expenses Policy’ under ‘Human Resources’ on the public website.

Other benefits at Somerset Partnership include:

  • Excellent annual leave entitlement
  • NHS Pension Scheme
  • On site, free car parking in a number of our hospitals/units
  • Childcare voucher scheme
  • National NHS discounts
  • Annual Staff Recognition Awards
  • Long service awards
  • Training and development
  • Flexible working practices and career breaks
  • Family friendly benefits
  • Salary sacrifice schemes

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship (formerly a Work Permit)

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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