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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 activelink.ie.
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: 31st July 2018


Vacancies

Communication Support Worker:

(10 hrs/week; specified purpose contract)
Based in Letterkenny

Main purpose of post:

To provide one-to-one support (e.g. engaging in activities such as swimming, bowling, training, etc.) to a deaf man in the community who has additional needs and also on respite placements.

Key Tasks:

  • To provide communication support to a high standard of practice.
  • To provide communication support to the service user and ensure their rights are respected.
  • 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.
  • 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 Social Worker or Team Leader or their designate.

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:

  • Fixed purpose contract for 10 hours per week – schedule of hours to be agreed at commencement of employment in line with the needs of the service use.
  • Rate of pay is €22 per hour plus €96.48 per week travel expenses.
  • Fluent in Irish Sign Language 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.

To apply please send CV to:

Email: careers@deafhear.ie

    Or

DeafHear.ie
10 Flemings Lane
Killarney
Co. Kerry
Attn: Human Resources

Informal enquiries are welcome

Maura O´Leary
Ph: 064 6620052
Fax: 064 6620053
Text: 086 2499506
Email: maura.oleary@deafhear.ie

Closing date for applications is
15th August 2018
by 5pm.

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

 

Communication Support Worker:

(4-6 hrs/week; specified purpose contract)
Based in Dungarvan area

To provide support to a deaf woman (Irish Sign Language User) in the West Waterford/Dungarvan area

Main purpose of post:

To provide one-to-one support and positive relationship building with a deaf woman in her home and in the community (e.g. engaging in activities and making links with local groups and services)

Key Tasks:

  • To provide communication support to a high standard of practice.
  • To ensure the rights of the service user are respected.
  • To work with the service user to identify their interests and life goals and encourage/support links with local activities to minimise social isolation.
  • To work with the assigned Deafhear social worker in relation to developing a plan of work goals.
  • To provide interpretation support to the service-user 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 policy and agency codes of practice and procedural guideline requirements.
  • To maintain regular contact with the Team Leader or social worker.
  • To observe and practice Deafhear's Confidentiality Policy.
  • To advise the Team Leader or social worker of any issues which might impede the provision of an effective service.
  • Any other duties and responsibilities as directed by the Social Worker and/or Team Leader or their designate.

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:

  • Fixed Purpose Contract for 4 -6 hours per week. Schedule of hours to be agreed at commencement of employment in line with needs of 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.

To apply please send CV to:

Email: careers@deafhear.ie

    Or

DeafHear.ie
10 Flemings Lane
Killarney
Co. Kerry
Attn: Human Resources

Informal enquiries are welcome

Maura O´Leary
Ph: 064 6620052
Fax: 064 6620053
Text: 086 2499506
Email: maura.oleary@deafhear.ie

Closing date for applications is
8th August 2018
by 5pm.

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

 

 


Volunteer Vacancies

Job Title

Camp Volunteers

Locations  
Role/Responsibilities
  • 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: careers@deafhear.ie

Job Title

Befriending Volunteers

Locations All Regions
Role/Responsibilities
  • 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: careers@deafhear.ie

 


Vacancies in the Sector

There are no vacancies at present.


 

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