Our JobSense employment service is still open for referrals and we are currently working out ways to meet with participants other than face to face. For more information, or to register for the JobSense project, email email@example.com.
What is JobSense?
JobSense is an employment service that has been set up to support people aged over 25, who are Deaf, have a hearing loss and/or sight loss, to find paid work or to move closer to finding work by gaining work experience, a qualification or a work relevant certificate.
JobSense is a partnership between 3 organisations:
• Action on Hearing Loss Cymru
• The Centre of Sign Sight Sound (COS)
• Elite Supported Employment Agency
This service has been generously backed with almost £3 million from the European Social Fund through the Welsh Government.
We support people who are Deaf or have hearing loss, and people who have a sight loss, including deafblind people, who have been out of work for over 12 months or who are facing complex barriers due to their sensory loss. We support them to access paid work of their choice or to help them gain qualifications or work relevant certifications which will help them into work in the future.
We also work with employers to ensure that they receive useful information and support to be able to successfully recruit and support people with hearing or sight loss into their organisations in an accessible and sustainable way.
JobSense started supporting participants from March 2019 and has already seen a wide range of people with hearing and sight loss benefit from the support provided by our skilled and dedicated employment advisors.
What criteria do I need to meet?
Our funding was given to us specifically to support people who meet all the following criteria. To participate in JobSense, you need to:
• Be aged 25 and over
• Live in one of these seven counties – Cardiff, Newport, Vale of Glamorgan, Monmouthshire, Powys, Wrexham or Flintshire
• Be Deaf, or have a hearing loss and/or sight loss
• Have been out of work for over 12 months OR;
• Face complex barriers to gaining employment due to their sensory loss
In addition, participants are expected to be committed to working with their allocated advisor to achieve an agreed outcome that will help you get paid work or move closer to the job market.
How do I get in contact?
For more information, or to register for the JobSense project, phone 029 2033 3034, (including Next Generation Text relay calls) or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Our Action on Hearing Loss Cymru JobSense team can communicate using BSL, so we can arrange video calls via FaceTime or WhatsApp where needed.