Our team of highly qualified staff provide communication support for independent living and educational establishments throughout Dorset and surrounding areas.
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Opening Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-5pm
We can offer information and support within your own home or in the community
We can help with:
Our team of Communication Support Workers can help support Deaf adults with additional disabilities to access the community, socialise with others and engage with activities to allow them to live independently.
We provide BSL communication support for colleges, further education centres and adult education.
The services we provide enables Deaf students to fully participate in their courses and successfully engage with teachers/lecturers and peers.
Our CSW's can modify text to meet the needs of individuals, translate written text, aid communication for tutorials/ 1 to 1's or assessments and provide support for exams.
Additional services we provide include
We can help facilitate communication within the workplace by providing a communication support worker, helping with all aspects of Access to Work or finding you the appropriate communication professional.
CSW/ Deaf awareness training
Do you use CSW's in your Class or workplace? Want to know how to use them effectively? We can provide tailored training to meet your needs, improve your Deaf awareness and contribute towards your CPD.
Online support *NEW*
This new service offers Deaf people the opportunity to receive prompt support for smaller issues that can be dealt with over Skype/ FaceTime. Meaning urgent communication problems can be resolved quickly without having to wait for a support worker to be available to meet you.
DCS started out as C.L.A.S.S back in 2004. It was set up by partners Ann and Pete Roxburgh-Reid. Between them they had a wealth of experience working with Deaf people and in a social services setting. In 2019 C.L.A.S.S became Deaf Communication Services limited.
Over the years we have been asked to provide British Sign Language (B.S.L.) communication support in a variety of settings including Adult Education, Training Agencies and increasingly we have been asked to provide communication support for employment related meetings and training.
Another element of the services DCS provides is Independent Living Support. We work with service users in their own homes and the local community. Our main focus is to support individuals to do as much for themselves as possible and retain their independence in all aspects of their lives. Part of our role is healthcare and we support clients in arranging medical appointments and subsequent healthcare regimes prescribed by the doctors or specialists.
We are looking to recruit a relief Communication Support Worker on a zero-hour contract to deliver British Sign Language (BSL) independent living and education support to Deaf clients throughout Bournemouth and Poole.