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Zebra Access is delighted to announce that funding from the Lottery's Community Fund has been secured to develop Wellbeing services for Deaf, Deafblind and Hard of Hearing people in Wolverhampton, the Black Country and surrounding areas by providing appropriate access to information and services over 14 months. 

The new role of Wellbeing Officer will be instrumental in supporting Deaf, Deafblind and Hard of Hearing people in managing, adapting and maintaining their well-being during these unprecedented times and beyond, with support from the Project Development Manager and team.

This is a project funded by the National Lottery through the Big Lottery Fund and candidates applying for this role will need to:

  • Challenge new and existing well-being barriers that many Deaf, Deafblind and Hard of Hearing people experience due to communication and society barriers (especially with face coverings).
  • Develop and provide 1 to 1 and group support to Deaf, Deafblind and Hard of Hearing people to build their stability, confidence and well-being, and ultimately engage in the wider society.
  • Work with local and Deaf related health organisations and partners to make sure their well-being services and activity provision are accessible to Deaf, Deafblind and Hard of Hearing people to reduce social isolation and improve their well-being.
  • Be a self-starter and able to work on your own initiative.
  • Be a fluent BSL user.
  • Have experience of working and communicating with a range of people in a variety of settings.

We are looking for someone who is passionate about:

  • The well-being of Deaf, Deafblind and Hard of Hearing people.
  • Developing access to relevant services.
  • Increasing awareness of Deaf, Deafblind and Hard of Hearing people’s well-being barriers.
  • Working towards eliminating the barriers that Deaf people face on a daily basis.

Click here for the full Job Description and Personal Specification

Job Title: Wellbeing Officer

Hours of Work: Fixed term contract of 14 months, commencing February 2021 until April 2022 based on 2 and half days per week (20 hours) equivalent. Flexible working is essential. Days/hours of work will be agreed upon appointment. 

Workplace: Based in Wolverhampton and working across the Black Country and surrounding areas, including working from home, as required.

If you feel that you are the kind of person we are looking for to lead and deliver this project, please apply accordingly below: 

How to apply: 

  • Send your CV and covering letter, stating why you feel you are the best person for this job, by email to: chris@zebra-access.com or by post to: Zebra Access, Creative Industries Centre, Wolverhampton Science Park, Glaisher Drive, Wolverhampton, WV10 9TG.
  • OR request an application form by emailing: chris@zebra-access.com or via post at: Zebra Access, Creative Industries Centre, Wolverhampton Science Park, Glaisher Drive, Wolverhampton, WV10 9TG.

Application deadline: 16th December 2020 - 5pm.

Interviews will take place early January 2021. 

Please contact Chris Beech at chris@zebra-access.com or on 01902 421919 if you have any further queries or wish to have an informal discussion about the vacancy.

Services

Zebra Access CIO provides services and support to Deaf, Deaf Blind and Hard of Hearing people with thanks to The National Lottery Community Fund. Services includes Employment Services, English/Maths tutorials, Advocacy, Community Development, BSL/Deaf Awareness, drop-in sessions dealing with a range of queries, complaints, form filling, and many more. Zebra Access staff and volunteers have the right to work in a safe and abuse free environment. The organisation will not tolerate any kind of abuse against its staff, volunteers or property.

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