Recruiting now for Wellbeing Officers

The School of Sign Language is Recruiting NOW for Wellbeing Officer’s

We offer a bespoke support service to cater for all the client’s needs, which includes devising a ‘Complete Client Care Plan’ that takes in to account what the client needs are to ensure a healthy wellbeing; this often includes tasks, responding to post/correspondence, helping keep finances in order, preparing food, food shopping, social outings, liaising with outside agencies involved in the care and wellbeing of the client, such as residential managers, client neighbours and friends, colleagues, hearing community when out in the community, local authority, occupational therapist, doctors, dentist, hairdresser, social services, service providers such as electricity, leisure centre staff, hospital staff, booking transport are just a few.

The School of Sign Language – Support Network is a specialised service that meets the needs of clients who are Deaf and communicate using BSL, all of our Wellbeing Officers and Communication Support Workers are native BSL users are minimum Level 3 and Level 6 qualified, and with some are RSLI’s (Registered Sign Language Interpreters) or TSLI’s (Trainee Sign Language Interpreters). This is paramount in the care provided to our deaf clients as they have access to the deaf community and their Wellbeing Officers and CSWs have the understanding, empathy and experience of the communication barriers that deaf people face on a daily basis and the frustration inadequate support  they are more often provided, as it is not all about equipment, it is about the wellbeing of the individual.

If you would like to apply for the role of Wellbeing Officer please see the links below; Why Be A Wellbeing Officer, Person Specification, Job Description and Application form, or if you would like further information please email;

Why Be A Wellbeing Officer

Wellbeing Officer – Person Specification

Wellbeing Officer – Job Description

Job Application


Is your school inclusive to deaf children?

“Inclusion……is about much more than the types of school children attend: it is about the quality of their experience and how far they are helped to learn, to achieve and participate fully in the life of the school” (DfES, Removing Barriers to Achievement, 2004)

Schools that promote the inclusion of deaf children and offers equal opportunities.

According to NDCS “For deaf children to experience successful inclusion and equal opportunity, their educational placement must be deaf friendly in accordance with NDCS published guidelines and recommended standards.”

School of Sign Language can visit schools to ensure there is effective communication between pupils and staff, both educationally and socially. This is provided through consultation and Foundation Sign Language courses.

Learning to use sign language together within school is a fun interactive time that enables the hearing and deaf children and teachers to acquire signed communication skills.

Our Foundation Course sessions provide a fantastic opportunity for deaf and hearing children to learn together and establish friendships.

The sessions are delivered during classroom time or after school as a weekly session. Children learn a variety of different topics which are designed to support communication. Courses are delivered by deaf tutors and supported by interpreters and visual resources.