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Work with Us!
You will need the following qualifications

A minimum NVQ level 3 in British Sign Language or be working towards it and or Edexcel BTEC CSW qualification, Level 3 or above BSL and or a Degree in Deaf Studies.  A minimum of four GCSEs (A-C) grades, including English and Maths.

Deaf Umbrella is an equal opportunities employer.  All applications are subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service identity check (previously CRB check).

About being a Communication Support Worker

As you dive into this interesting, stimulating and rewarding career it is important that you understand your role whilst working with the deaf learner. You are there to aid communication; this could be in a variety of ways; British Sign Language, Note taking, Lip speaking and total communication.  CSW jobs will take place in the classroom.

In education settings, most full-time communication support workers or interpreters will work 25 to 30 hours a week during term time, 32 to 40 weeks in an academic year.

Part-time and sessional work is common, especially since many deaf learners will only attend courses on a part-time basis.


"Deaf Umbrella in my experience is a great company to work for and with your investment in developing our skills, investment in quality, transparency and empathy… I have no intentions of parting company with you. You are a real blessing to work for!"


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