Senior Support Worker (Intervenor) (Driver Essential)

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Reference number: 42535

Title: Senior Support Worker (Intervenor) (Driver Essential)

Hours: Various casual hours available

Location: Multiple sites within Hertfordshire and Greater London Areas

Contract type: Temporary, Casual

Closing date: Wednesday 9 May 2018

Salary: 9.91 - 11.29 per hour dependent on experience (Inc. London allowance)

Interview date: To be confirmed

To start: To be discussed at interview

Job advert:


We are looking for reliable and motivated people with great communication skills to join our professional team as a Senior Support Worker (Intervenor) across the Hertfordshire and Greater London Areas. We have a number of flexible opportunities to work various days or hours per week. 

In addition, we are looking for a fixed term (maternity cover) to work in Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire until February 2018. You will support a child who has multi-sensory impairments for three hours, one afternoon per week after school.

About the role

As an Intervenor (Senior Support Worker) you will be to enable the individual to experience and join in the world around them as much as possible. This will be done by promoting the person’s social and personal development, encouraging their independent skills and facilitating their communication.

This support may be provided in someone’s home, their local community or work setting and personal care may be required.

Maternity cover post: We are looking for a candidate with a fun and outgoing personality who has a passion for supporting individuals to develop their own independence, communication skills and confidence. You would ideally have experience with Braille, however it could be a fantastic chance for you to learn new skills in this area.

A full UK driving licence and use of your own vehicle is an essential requirement for this role.

About you 

The ideal candidate will have achieved, or be willing to work toward, a Level 3 Diploma in Health & Social Care (or equivalent) and also BSL level one or possess native sign language skills. You will have had experience of working with and providing practical support to, people with learning disabilities and / or multisensory impairments.

About Sense

Sense is a national disability charity that supports people with complex communication needs to be understood, connected and valued.

Sense has a proven record of offering high quality, pioneering services. 

Working as a Support Worker at Sense can be incredibly rewarding; we offer the opportunity to work in a large, diverse and successful charity where people can develop their skills, knowledge and careers in a supportive and flexible environment. In addition we have excellent training and development, the opportunity for you to join our Group Personal Pension scheme and a generous annual leave entitlement.

For an informal discussion about this role, please contact: Deb O'shea on  0208 449 0964 or Deb.O'

No agencies please.

To apply

Please use the link below to complete your application; CVs will not be considered. Managers will use your application to shortlist candidates in relation to the Personal Specification and Sense's Values; therefore it is very important you complete this section thoroughly.  We would recommend that you read the candidate guidelines and job description (linked at the base of this advert) before applying. Internal applicants should also use this link to apply.

If you are a disabled candidate and require a hard copy pack or a different format for example large print, Braille or audio please contact the HR department on 0121 415 2744 or textphone 0121 415 2720.

Sense is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable children and adults and expects all employees to share this commitment. Therefore all offers of employment, where appropriate, are subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Sense is an Equal Opportunities Employer and is committed to ensuring that all staff are motivated, skilled and rewarded by their work.

Job description: Download the job description

Candidate guidelines: Download the candidate guidelines

Additional documentation: Download the additional documentation

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Who Sense supports

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Sense's People Strategy

Sense's People Strategy (Accessible)