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Deaf Get Active & Volunteer Deaf Engagement Worker

The Deaf Get Active & Volunteer project works with Deaf British Sign Language (BSL) users and sport / activity providers to create more accessible sports / activity opportunities and to develop new volunteering opportunities to encourage Deaf people to become more active.

Location
Exeter, EX2 8PW
Contact Name
Keira Dodd
Contact Telephone
01392 459222
Contact Email
keira.dodd@livingoptions.org

About Deaf Get Active & Volunteer Deaf Engagement Worker

To lead on engagement with the Deaf Community, recruiting, supporting and coordinating volunteers and enabling and encouraging local Deaf people's participation in sport and physical activity.

Main Duties

Volunteers

  • To recruit, support and coordinate Deaf volunteers with the support of the Project Manager
  • To coordinate and support volunteer 'buddies' enabling them to work with Deaf people to encourage ongoing participation in sport / activity, making use of social media and video calls to get regular weekly updates
  • Coordinate and support volunteers in the creation of BSL videos demonstrating basic BSL signs for sports / activity providers
  • Support volunteers to film activity sessions and publicise on social media
  • To help facilitate a volunteer workshop

Deaf community

  • To engage with the Deaf community, promoting and encouraging participation in sports and activities
  • Alongside the project administrator, to maintain and further develop the Deaf Get Active & Volunteer Facebook page, interacting with the Deaf community, raising awareness of the benefits of sport / activity and encouraging participation. Encourage volunteers and participants to post their 'stories' / videos about activities
  • Build links with local Deaf Clubs

Sports / activity providers

  • To provide advice and guidance to activity / sports providers to enable them to deliver inclusive activity sessions
  • Work with the Project Administrator to produce BSL booklets displaying basic BSL signs for sports / activity providers and parkruns.
  • To attend initial taster activity sessions to support activity providers, volunteers and participants and feedback to the project team

Deaf Get Active team

  • Work with Evaluation Lead to implement monitoring and evaluation processes, including supporting volunteers to gather video feedback from participants at activity sessions
  • Work with the team to produce a monthly newsletter

General Duties:

  • Act as positive role model to equality and diversity
  • Attend and participate in regular staff and team meetings.
  • Attend mandatory staff induction training and refresher courses
  • Attend appropriate training courses where identified.
  • Attend and participate in regular work appraisals and any other support systems as appropriate.

Supporting Documents:

deaf-engagement-worker-job-description-and-person-specification.docx (MS Word, 37.7 Kb)

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