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Specialist Deaf Outreach Worker (SDOW)

Leeds & York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£25,655 to £31,534 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
8 Aug 2022

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 5
Part Time
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We are looking to employ a Specialist Deaf Outreach Worker who has lived experience of being deaf & deaf culture. You will need a fluent command of British Sign Language to work in a bilingual working environment.

You will join a team of passionate and innovative mental health practitioners working with deaf children, young people and their families, across the North West of England.

Main duties of the job

You will co-work with your team members and be involved in clinical work such as initial appointments, general mental health assessments, therapy /intervention sessions, care plans and risk assessments. In addition, you will need the ability to assess language & communication and to write reports.

You will offer support and advice to external professionals to help improve the mental health of deaf children/young people.

You will have access to relevant training, regular supervisions & team meetings to enhance your skills and development.

About us

We are a high quality, high performing NHS foundation trust. We are the main provider of specialist mental health and learning disability services in Leeds. We also provide specialist inpatient services in York as well as some highly specialised services across the country.We employ around 3,000 staff and every year we have contact with over 25,000 service users. Our vision is to provide outstanding mental health and learning disability services as an employer of choice. Our ambition is to support our service users and carers, our staff and the communities we serve to live healthy and fulfilling lives. We need people like you to help us achieve our goals; to live our lives free from stigma and discrimination; and to improve the lives of people with a learning disability and mental ill health. We perform well againstlocal and national targetsand inour most recent CQC inspection, 85% of our services were rated good or outstanding.As a teaching trust with strong links to local universities, we are a centre of excellence for teaching,research and development.

Job description Job responsibilities

Experience of working with Deaf children, adolescents and their families

Experience of working in the deaf community

Experience of multi-disciplinary team work

Experience of providing advice or support to others

Knowledge of Deaf education

Have a bilingual/bi-cultural understanding

Demonstrable knowledge of Deaf Culture

Knowledge of working with British Sign Language interpreters effectively

Experience of providing deaf awareness training

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Qualified to Level 2 in Health or Social Care/or equivalent experience of working with Deaf Children/Young People & their families.
Skills Essential
  • Native or fluent in British Sign Language & Personal knowledge and experience of the deaf community/ working within the deaf community.
  • Good observational /assessment skills, particularly around language & communication.
  • Has very good report writing skills.

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