Post Diagnostic Adviser
Cardiff (currently remote due to Government guidance)
Part-time, 28 hours per week
Fixed-term contract until 31 March 2023
Live Well with Hearing Loss is a three year project funded by the Welsh Government under the Sustainable Social Services Grant which started in April 2020. The project has three strands, the At Home Service, the Befriending Service and the Post Diagnostic Service.
The Post Diagnostic service gives early intervention support to those who are newly diagnosed with hearing loss. The Post Diagnostic Adviser will share tips and strategies and demonstrate equipment over 3 sessions to facilitate independence and wellbeing. The service is delivered within the Audiology clinic at University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff, but due to COVID-19 is currently offered remotely.
Communication is a basic human need. Yet most of us know someone who struggles to communicate through hearing loss. It can cause substantial harm to friendships, family relationships, confidence, employability, mental health and life chances.
The RNID (formerly Action on Hearing Loss) is the UK’s largest charity for the 11 million people in the UK who confront deafness, tinnitus and hearing loss every day. Established in 1911, we help people to take control of their lives and live the life they choose, removing the barriers standing in their way. We give people support and care, develop technology and treatments, and campaign for equality.
We champion the value of difference and equality and celebrate our diverse and inclusive workforce. We actively encourage applications from eligible candidates from BAME backgrounds or who are deaf or hard of hearing. With almost 20% of our employees having a disability we proudly hold Disability Confident Leader status and guarantee an interview for disabled applicants meeting the minimum essential criteria.
This post is also subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service clearance.