Career Opportunities in DeafHearCareer Opportunities in DeafHear

This page provides details of employment and volunteer opportunities in DeafHear, and also current opportunities with other employers working in the area of deafness. DeafHear offers challenging and rewarding career opportunities to highly motivated individuals. We employ staff in a broad range of roles throughout our national network of Resource Centres, including Information Officers, Community Resource Workers and Social Workers.

A career in DeafHear offers employees the opportunity to work in a progressive, people-focused environment, with the core philosophy of promoting inclusion and equality for Deaf and Hard of Hearing people. We are an equal opportunities employer. A significant number of our staff are Deaf and Hard of Hearing people.

DeafHear advertises vacancies on the DeafHear website and on
Informal enquiries regarding positions with DeafHear can be made to the Human Resource Department on 064 6620052.

DeafHear also has a large number of volunteers across the country who support us in delivering a range of community activities, such as summer camps and various group activities. All volunteers are interviewed and must complete the Garda Clearance process. DeafHear volunteers are a vital and valued element in our service provision, and we support volunteers to develop their skills and knowledge in the field of deafness.

Current Vacancies

Updated: 29th March 2018



Communication Support Worker:

(3 hrs/week; 6 month contract)
Based in Kilkenny

The purpose of this post is to provide one–to–one support (e.g. money management, ISL tuition to family, living skills, etc.) to a deaf person in the community. This post will be based in Kilkenny.

Key Tasks:

  • To provide communication support to a high standard of practice.
  • To ensure the rights of the service user are respected.
  • To provide communication support to the service users in preparing written reports for reviews, case conferences, workshops, etc.
  • To attend case conferences, meetings, etc., as required.
  • To maintain written records of all work undertaken with the service user.
  • To participate in agreed management processes for supervision and training, and the sharing of knowledge and experience within the team.
  • To follow all relevant statutory policies and agency codes of practice and procedural guideline requirements.
  • To maintain regular contact with the Team Leader or designate.
  • To observe and practise DeafHear’s Confidentiality Policy.
  • To advise the Team Leader or designate of any issues which might impede the provision of an effective service.
  • Any other duties and responsibilities as directed by the Team Leader or the National Director of Services.

This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of duties and responsibilities and may be reviewed from time to time to reflect the needs of the service user.

Specific details of the post:

  • 6 month fixed term contract for 3 hours per week – schedule of hours to be agreed at commencement of employment in line with the needs of the service user.
  • Excellent Irish Sign Language skills essential.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Flexibility required – will involve evening and weekend work.
  • Own transport is essential.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills along with the ability to work flexibly and on own initiative are essential.

Candidates are required to possess a competent standard of Irish Sign Language & will ideally have some relevant work experience.

The successful candidate must provide their own transport.

Nothing in this job description shall prevent the organisation prioritising particular aspects of the job description or tasks and activities or specifying particular skills in the filling of any Community Resource Officer post.  The overriding consideration will depend wholly on the needs and requirements of the organisation at any time and at any location.

Letter of application with Curriculum Vitae to:
(Please indicate position applied for.)
10 Flemings Lane
Co. Kerry
Attn: Human Resources

Informal enquiries are welcome

Maura O´Leary
Ph: 064 6620052
Fax: 064 6620053
Text: 086 2499506

Closing date is
Friday, 13th April 2018
by 5pm.

Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications
based on the appropriate pay scales.

A panel may be formed from which future posts may be filled is an equal opportunities employer



Volunteer Vacancies

Job Title

Camp Volunteers

  • Welcoming children and families as they arrive.
  • Supervise camp activities.
Skills & Experience Required
  • Willing to be flexible.
  • Friendly.
  • Experience of camp activities.
  • Experience of working as part of a team.
Time Commitment 2-3 days during term breaks.
To Apply Email:

Job Title

Befriending Volunteers

Locations All Regions
  • To visit people with a hearing loss who live in isolation.
  • Participate in supervision
Skills & Experience Required
  • Willing to be flexible.
  • Friendly.
  • Listening Skills.
Time Commitment Once a week for 6 months.
To Apply Email:


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