Partnership Instructor

 

Job title:

Partnership Instructor

Location:   Community based, usually covering a two-hour radius of Watford 
Hours: 35 hours per week; Monday – Friday 9am until 5pm
Salary: £24,444.34 per annum plus a monthly car allowance

Purpose

“Hearing Dogs for Deaf People trains dogs that change deaf people’s lives through emotional and practical support – because nobody with hearing loss should feel alone.”

  • Provide guidance and training to support partnerships between people with hearing loss and their hearing dog
  • Provide and facilitate community events for people with hearing loss, and hearing dog partners
  • Provide advice and signposting so people can get the help they need

Headline tasks

  • Support hearing dog partners with remote contact, home and workplace visits, and accompanying them to public places
  • Continually assess the training and behaviour standards of hearing dogs and work through training plans with hearing dog partners
  • Work with external contacts such as carers, social workers, workplaces and more to support hearing dog partners
  • Provide community events that bring people together to talk about hearing loss, and support the community of hearing dog partners
  • Develop trusting relationships that allow us to learn about people’s needs, and refer them to services that can help
  • Help to resolve access issues for hearing dog’s accompanying their partner to public places

Desired candidate

The successful candidate is confident in their dog training and handling ability. They are experienced coaching and encouraging others. They can work with people with a wide range of needs and are solution focused. They can assess risk and have confidence in handling sensitive situations. They can develop professional materials for internal and external use.

Important to note

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.  This is in relation to the Protection of Children and Vulnerable Adults. Applicants will therefore be required to disclose all convictions (spent and unspent), cautions, warnings and reprimands and any relevant non-conviction information. The successful candidate will be required to undertake a Criminal Records Bureau Disclosure Check under the terms of the Police Act 1997 (Part V).

Closing date for this role is 15th December, if you would like an application pack or further information then please contact Kayla Mackenzie on 01844348165 or email her at recruitment@hearingdogs.org.uk