BSL Interpreter and Deaf Services Adviser

University of Southampton - Auditory Implant Service

University of Southampton Auditory Implant Service (USAIS) provides a regional service for severely and profoundly deaf adults and children situated at the University of Southampton Highfield Campus. 

The role will be to enhance the service delivery of USAIS by providing sign language interpretation, communication support and advice.  

You will support the patients and/or their families/parents/carers attending the Service to fully access the service by interpreting and translating spoken and written English into British Sign Language or Sign Supported English, and sign language into spoken and written English. In addition the role will include providing training and advice to clinical and administrative staff and developing materials to enhance the USAIS service in a variety of media.

An enhanced DBS ‘Disclosure and Barring Service’ check for regulated activity (formerly known as CRB) and the Children’s and Adults’ Barred List checks will be required for this role.

To be successful you will clearly evidence:

  • Experience of interpreting in a range of settings e.g. homes, health, educational and community environments, including medical
  • Substantial knowledge and understanding of Deaf Culture and Deaf related issues.
  • Excellent skills written and spoken English and interpersonal skills
  • Registered Status in BSL Interpreting

Interviews will be held on 6th February 2018.  As part of the interview process, you will be asked to prepare some materials and to participate in a practical exercise in order to demonstrate your specialist abilities and strategies.

For information on the Service please look at the website http://ais.southampton.ac.uk/

Informal enquiries can be made at any time to: Sarie Cross  S.E.Cross@soton.ac.uk, Associate Director or Anna Duncan A.Duncan@soton.ac.uk, Team Leader at the University of Southampton Auditory Implant Service.

Application procedure:

You should submit your completed online application form at www.jobs.soton.ac.uk. The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Matt Saxby (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 3462. Please quote reference 955617LH on all correspondence.

Please note: The University will be closed from Friday 22 December 2017 to Wednesday 3 January 2018, so we will not be able to assist you with any application queries during this time.

We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

Please note that applications from agencies will not be accepted unless indicated in the job advert.

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