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We are seeking an enthusiastic and dynamic individual to join our East Kent team in the position of Volunteer Coordinator on a temporary basis. The main purpose of the East Volunteer Coordinator (VC) role is to ensure that an adequate supply of suitable, trained volunteers is available to assist KAB and its partners in supporting their clients and helping KAB to achieve its strategic aims.

The successful candidate will possess excellent inter-personal skills, good listening skills and the ability to influence and motivate volunteers. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are essential and candidates should demonstrate effective administrative skills and a good standard of IT, including MS Word, Excel, Outlook, databases and internet. A sound understanding of the legal and best practice issues in volunteering, including relevant volunteer policies and procedures and health and safety requirements is desirable, however training will be provided.

To apply, please download an application pack or call 01622 691357.

Closing date for applications: 9am, Monday 8th October, 2018.

Interview date: Thursday 18th October, 2018.

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We are seeking an enthusiastic, self-motivated and adaptable individual to join our Maidstone office in the position of West Contact and Information Officer. The main purpose of the role is to be the first point of contact and provide high quality support, information and advice to service users from West Kent; ensuring that they receive an appropriate and professional response to their enquiry as quickly as possible.

Our ideal candidate will have high professional standards, an empathetic approach and excellent communication skills. An ability to analyse and use professional judgement to prioritise and assess risk is essential and experience of coordinating referrals and using databases would be advantageous. Applicants must be administratively self-supporting with sound IT skills including the ability to use databases, MS Word, Outlook, Excel and Explorer competently. The successful applicant will have experience of data input and be proficient in organising their time effectively; prioritising their workload to meet tight deadlines.

To apply, please download an application pack or call 01622 691357.

Closing date for applications: 5pm, Tuesday 2nd October, 2018.

Interview date: Thursday 11th October, 2018.

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KAB provides a comprehensive rehabilitation service to visual and hearing impaired people of all ages and abilities across Kent.

We currently have various opportunities across Kent for enthusiastic, reliable, motivated and caring individuals to provide support on a 1 to 1 basis to clients who have a sight loss or dual sensory impairment.

The hours of work are flexible and vary dependent on demand, however successful candidates can expect to be offered 6 to 20 hours per week dependent on location. If you are interested in this role but live outside these areas then please contact us regarding other opportunities across Kent.

The role of the Guide Communicator aims to support people in overcoming the restrictions and barriers they experience due to their dual sensory impairment. Key areas of support are communication, access to information, and mobility. Examples of typical support include: enabling weekly shopping and leisure activities; dealing with written and telephone correspondence and attending medical appointments. Support is provided in various locations including a person’s home, the community and in residential settings; to enable service users to remain as independent as possible.   The ideal candidate will have good and clear verbal communication skills; have the ability to work confidently using their own initiative and be empathetic to quickly adapt to new clients. No personal or domestic care is involved in this role.

In return KAB offers a rewarding and widely varied support role; regular timetabled visits with dedicated service users and opportunity for ad-hoc cover; enhanced rate for out of hours visits and BSL users and a full training support programme including shadowing and regular supervisory contact.

This is an ideal opportunity for those already working with visual or hearing impaired individuals, or for someone with experience in a support or care worker role, seeking to develop skills in this area.

Experience of working with people who have a dual sensory impairment or complex needs is desirable, but full training will be given. A BSL level II qualification is also desirable but not essential.

If you wish to discuss this position further please contact Rosie Charles on 01622 691357.

We will contact you within three weeks of receiving your application regarding an interview date if you have been successfully shortlisted.

To apply, please download an application pack or call 01622 691357.

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Because we are an equal opportunities employer we ask all applicants to submit a KAB application form when applying for a position. We are unable to accept CVs.

Application materials are available, on request, in a range of accessible formats, including audio, Braille and large print.

If you would like to receive application materials in a different format, please contact KAB Head Office on 01622 691357 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..



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