Outreach Officer - Essex

Recruiter
DeafblindUK
Location
Essex, UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
13 Sep 2019
Closes
02 Oct 2019
Ref
1261861873
Sector
Charity
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Salary Details: Excellent benefits and training available

Make a difference today!
We are looking for self-motivated, confident and inspirational individual to join our community services team based in Essex
You will be working closely and engaging with social services teams and agencies to highlight the importance of Deafblind UK's work, whilst identifying new referrals and home-visiting people with combined sight and hearing loss.
This position is Home Based within Essex - with regular travel throughout the county
What to expect in the role...
No two days are the same in this role, you may be visiting our members in their homes identifying an effective service based on their needs; or running a local peer support group; or attending a forum / networking meeting to talk about the every day challenges people face with sight and hearing loss. You will have key objectives to meet various administrative duties including recording data, monthly reporting, planning and reviewing of projects and working towards agreed targets.
About you
To become a successful Outreach Officer you will need to be a confident communicator with a passion for networking with agencies and dealing with volunteers, ideally have proven experience of working with people who have a disability, sensory impairment or within the older people sector. You will ideally hold a social care qualification or equivalent through experience and be comfortable travelling around the set geographical area, therefore having a full driving licence and own transport to undertake independent travel is essential, but alternative arrangements could be considered for candidates who are disabled as travelling will be part of your weekly role.
You will share our organisation care values whilst being passionate, engaging, empathetic and above all motivated to change peoples life's for the better!
Benefits
Choosing to work within our unique services you will not only be benefiting from a supportive network of colleagues, this will also be complimented by an excellent benefits package including, Competitive annual leave allowance, opportunity to take part in bespoke training & gain qualifications relevant to your role, DBS Enhanced Check fully paid for by DBUK, Inclusion in our pension scheme, Free eye tests and contribution towards glasses, discounts at major restaurants, hotels, shops and cinemas and Other benefits from the Perkbox employee benefits scheme
Do you love networking and passionate about engaging with the local community and assisting those with disabilities?
Then we want to hear from you...
To Apply
Simply complete the short application form, attach your CV and tell us why you're ideal for this role and we'll be back in touch
A detailed Job Description and Person Specifications can be found above or on our website advert, for any queries or a confidential chat please call the Recruitment Team
We look forward to hearing from you.
Key skills: community outreach, disabilities, 3rd sector, third sector, charity sector, not for profit, charities, disabilities, sight and hearing loss, deafblindness, deaf, blind, engagement, meetings, networking, business development, disability, care sector, care and support, advising, advisor, customer focus, membership

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