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DeafHear.ie 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 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: 20th February 2017


Job Title

Community Resource Officer (Full-time, permanent):
Based in Tullamore

Community Resource Officer (Full-time, Specified Purpose contract):
Based in Tallaght

 

DeafHear.ie provides specialist services to deaf and hard of hearing people and advocates for an inclusive society with equality of opportunity and full participation for all. At present we have a number of vacancies in our national network for highly motivated and committed professionals.

Job Description

The focus of this post is on the provision of support to people who are deaf or hard of hearing. The main duties and responsibilities include identifying services users needs and planning activities to meet those needs, provision of information and advice regarding benefits/entitlements and technical aids and appliances; organising communication support (including literacy, lip–reading and sign language classes) in community, employment and vocational training settings; advice, information and advocacy; liaison with other services and raising public awareness on community issues.

The Resource Officer would be based at a location in one of the Health Service Executive (HSE) regions and working as part of a multi-disciplinary team, providing a service to people who are deaf or hard of hearing in the region.

  • The Resource Officer would be required to work closely with other service providers in the area including Health Service Executive (HSE) personnel, Disability Service Managers and members of the community team, Comhairle, FAS, Audiologists, voluntary and advocacy groups.
  • The Resource Officer would be required to be proficient in Sign Language and have a comprehensive knowledge and awareness of issues related to deafness.
  • The Resource Officer would be required to travel throughout the region providing services at a number of different locations.

Specific Duties of the Post:

  • To identify service user needs in the area.
  • To provide information and advice in relation to services to both individuals and groups.
  • To co-ordinate personal development programmes and community based programmes.
  • To evaluate and monitor existing programmes.
  • To support individuals and groups in establishing support and advocacy groups.
  • To raise public awareness on issues relevant to the community i.e Deaf and hard of hearing awareness training, remote interpreting, access issues etc.
  • To provide information advice, assessment and training in relation to the use of technical aids and appliances.
  • To develop links with other stakeholders in the area and assist in co-ordinating the delivery of services.
  • To refer individuals for other specialist services as required.
  • To provide advice and support in relation to training and employment both for individuals and for employers.
  • To work with the staff in the Health Service Executive (HSE) in the development of a database for the region.
  • To prepare reports and do general administrative duties.
  • Any other duties as may be determined by the Team Leader/Manager and or Director of Services.

The Role

Candidates are required to possess a relevant professional qualification (or equivalent)
in their chosen field & will ideally have a minimum of one year’s relevant work experience.

Training in Irish Sign Language will be provided for successful candidates, if required.

 

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:
(pls indicate position applied for)


DeafHear.ie
10 Flemings Lane
Killarney
Co. Kerry
Attn: Human Resources
Email: careers@deafhear.ie

 

Informal enquiries are welcome

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

 

Closing date is Friday, 3rd March 2017

 

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 DeafHear.ie is an equal opportunities employer

 

Job Title

Information Officer (Full-time, permanent):
Based in Cabra

 

DeafHear.ie provides specialist services to deaf and hard of hearing people and advocates for an inclusive society with equality of opportunity and full participation for all. At present we have a number of vacancies in our national network for highly motivated and committed professionals.

Job Description

Provide high quality administrative and clerical support to members of multidisciplinary team, including Team Leader/Manager, by preparing letters and reports, handling information requests, preparing correspondence, and scheduling meetings.

Person Specification:

Essential:

  • High standard of written and spoken English
  • Pleasant and efficient telephone manner
  • Excellent communication skills/ability to deal with people
  • Proven organisational skills & ability to prioritise workload
  • Ability to work on own initiative
  • Ability to work with sensitive & confidential information
  • Ability to work flexible hours as evening or weekend work may be required from time to time
  • Excellent knowledge and experience of administrative/clerical procedures and computer applications including MS Word, Excel, Access & Power point, managing files and records, preparing reports and other office procedures.

Tasks include:

  • Provide general information regarding DeafHear.ie services and equipment for deaf and hard of hearing people
  • Prepare reports, letters and other documents, using word processing, spreadsheet, database, and/or presentation software.
  • Provide administrative support to members of multidisciplinary team, including Team Leader/Manager.
  • Manage and maintain diaries/schedules
  • Perform general office duties such as ordering supplies, maintaining files, photocopying and general administration.
  • Petty Cash/Lodgements
  • Involvement in on-going team projects.
  • Make travel arrangements if required.
  • Open, sort, and distribute incoming correspondence, including faxes and email.
  • Any other duties as deemed appropriate by the Team Leader/Manager.

The Role

Candidates are required to possess a relevant professional qualification (or equivalent)
in their chosen field & will ideally have a minimum of one year’s relevant work experience.

Training in Irish Sign Language will be provided for successful candidates, if required.

 

Letter of application with Curriculum Vitae to:
(pls indicate position applied for)


DeafHear.ie
10 Flemings Lane
Killarney
Co. Kerry
Attn: Human Resources
Email: careers@deafhear.ie

 

Informal enquiries are welcome

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

 

Closing date is Friday, 3rd March 2017

 

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 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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