Specialist Support Worker (Children)
Reference number: 42548
Title: Specialist Support Worker (Children)
Hours: 4 hours per week, plus casual hours.
Contract type: Permanent
Closing date: Wednesday 2 May 2018
Salary: £15,756 per annum (pro rata) £8.08 per hour
Sense salary points: Not applicable
Interview date: To be confirmed
To start: To be discussed at interview
About the role
We have a great opportunity for passionate and dedicated individuals to join our team as a Support Worker in the Warwickshire area. We have one part time role available, working 4 hours per week. We also have casual (bank) opportunities attracting an hourly rate of £7.83.
Working as part of the ‘Get Out There’ Group, you will provide support for children and young people who have a variety of disabilities, including autism, who live at home with their families. You will work one to one with a young person to develop their communication and life skills. You will help them grow in confidence and independence and support them to be able to access the wider community. This can include going swimming, to the park, learning to take the bus, or even attending sports and/or theatre classes.
A full UK driving licence and use of your own vehicle is desirable for this role.
Experience is not necessarily required for this role as we are able to support you and provide you with an excellent induction. However, it is really important that you are able to demonstrate the right values and behaviours to enable you to make a difference to people’s lives.
Flexibility is needed as working times do vary and will include evenings, weekends and sleep-ins; we will however provide you with a rota in advance so you can plan your life accordingly.
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.
Our selection process aims to make sure that the role is right for you and you are right for us. It involves completing an online application form, taking part in a value based interview/assessment process and visiting one of our services.
Please select the 'Additional documentation' link to view the 'Service One Page Profile', this provides more information on the role and the service in which it is based.
If you would like more information on the role, please contact Lucy Howard via Lucy.Howard@sense.org.uk.
No agencies please.
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 Sense I Statements and the Personal Specification; therefore it is very important you complete this section thoroughly. We would recommend that you read the candidate guidelines and job description (linked below) before applying.
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 an Equal Opportunities Employer and is committed to ensuring that all staff are motivated, skilled and rewarded by their work. 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 are subject to a number of checks including an enhanced DBS check where appropriate.
Job description: Download the job description
Candidate guidelines: Download the candidate guidelines
Additional documentation: Download the additional documentation