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Part-time (17.5 hrs/week)
Fixed Term Contract until 9th June 2017
The Transition Officer will be responsible for working with the Deaf Roots and Pride team to assist with the continued development and implementation of their four-year programme. The successful candidate will be an individual who is passionate about promoting the BDA, enjoys working with young people and has experience (or knowledge) of transition programmes, the remit and role of the Health and Social Care trusts, and the Education System in Northern Ireland. The role will involve working closely with schools, education boards and other Deaf organisations to support young Deaf people between the ages of 8-20 yrs.
Closing date for all applications: Friday 29th July 2016
Interview Date: Tuesday 2nd August 2016
Further details & video at: www.bda.org.uk/jobs-transitions-officer-deaf-roots-pride-ni
Download: E-info 357.pdf
The purpose of this consultation is to ensure that people who rely on Communication Support Services have opportunities to influence the development of the service regionally and express their views on a regional service model which offers a balance of face to face interpreting and, where appropriate, non face to face interpreting.
During the consultation period, the HSCB is seeking the views of people who are deaf or hard of hearing, their families, carers, staff, voluntary organisations and the general public. In addition to this a series of meetings, designed to engage directly with members of the deaf and hard of hearing community, has been organised and facilitated by BDA Northern Ireland.
Further details with ISL & BSL videos: www.hscboard.hscni.net/get-involved/consultations/consultation-communication-support/
Would you like to learn more about using your iPad/iPhone? There are exciting training opportunities for Deaf BSL users available from the Apple Store Belfast.
The Apple store has worked in partnership with Action on Hearing Loss to provide 3 small workshops on Monday 8th August. The three workshops will take place at different times of the day.
Fianna Fáil Senator Mark Daly says legislation introduced by Fianna Fáil in the Seanad and published today will assist members of the deaf community by giving Irish Sign Language full and proper recognition.
The ‘Recognition of Irish Sign Language for the Deaf Community Bill’ will empower the deaf community by placing sign language on a statutory basis.
Senator Daly commented, “This legislation will ensure Irish Sign Language is designated as a native and independent language. It recognises that the language is used as the primary means of communication by over 5,000 members of the deaf community in Ireland.
Further read & video at: https://www.irishdeafsociety.ie/news-events/ff-bill-will-give-recognition-isl/
BEST WISHES TO KDRC MANAGER WITH TRIP TO ETHIOPIA
We would like to extend our best wishes to our Manager, Willie White who is heading to Ethiopia from the 8th- 28th of August, to work with the Deaf communities in Ambo, Bahir Dar and Addis Ababa. This is Willie’s 4th volunteer trip to Africa, & his 3rd trip to Ethiopia.
While in Ethiopia, Willie will work with students & tutors in the Ambo Lazarist Deaf School (ALDS) which is supported by an Irish charity called the ‘Ethiopia Deaf Project’. This charity was established by Fr. Stephen Monaghan with support from the Vincentian Lay Missionaries (VLM).
Willie is also joining the team of ‘Visions Global Empowerment’ for the 1st time & will work with Deaf students in a number of school in Bahir Dar.
To learn more about Willie’s work in Ethiopia or to make a donation to this trip, you can go to https://www.gofundme.com/2016Ethiopia
Download: E-info 356.pdf