Sign Language Interpreter (BSL/English)

Favourite Dumfries & Galloway Council
Ref no: DGA03049
Closes: Friday, 16th February 2018
Published: Tuesday, 16th January 2018
Location: Various locations within Dumfries and Galloway, Council Offices, English Street, Dumfries
Salary: £15,898.50 - £17,100 per year
Hours: 18.00 hours per week
Contract Type: Permanent
Position Type: Part Time
Organisation: Dumfries & Galloway Council
Category: Social Services / Housing / Childcare
Sub-category: Adult Care


Sign Language Interpreter (BSL/English) (13/00120)
To cover Dumfries and Galloway
£15,898.50 - £17,100

An exciting position has arisen for a BSL/English Interpreter in the Sensory Support Team to provide a high quality Sign Language Interpreting Service.

You will be required to work 18 hours per week, 52.14 weeks per year. You will work with Deaf and hard of hearing Children and Adults and alongside two Rehabilitation Officers, a Social Worker and a Social Work Assistant.

Educated to degree level in BSL and interpreting is essential and you will be registered or eligible to be registered with SASLI or NRCPD as a qualified Sign Language Interpreter.

You will have experience of interpreting in a wide range of settings and in working in partnership with agencies, service users and carers. Excellent communication skills and the ability to take a flexible and creative approach to work as well as being able to balance a wide range of priorities whilst keeping focused on your objectives are essential. Experience in delivering training and presentations will be an advantage.

This post is considered as Regulated Work with Vulnerable Children and/or Protected Adults, under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007. From 28 February 2011, preferred candidates will be required to join the PVG Scheme or undergo a PVG scheme update check prior to formal offer of employment being made by Dumfries and Galloway Council.

Applicants who have been resident outside the UK within the last 5 years, if offered a position, in addition to a Disclosure Scotland Check, will be required to provide a completed police record check from the police authority in the country or countries in which they were resident.

A current driving licence is an essential requirement of this post. However, if you have a disability which precludes you from holding a driving licence consideration will be given if alternative transport can be arranged.

For further information please contact Fiona Wright, Service Manager
Occupational Therapy on 030 33 33 3001.