Family Support Worker

This vacancy has now expired, and is not accepting any new applications.

Please search for live opportunities or use the Register Interest facility to sign up for job alerts and/or leave your CV speculatively.

Reference number: 42650

Title: Family Support Worker

Hours: 30 hours per week, part time

Location: Southern Eastern Health Trust Area, Northern Ireland

Contract type: Permanent

Closing date: Tuesday 19 June 2018

Salary: £18,943 to £21,449 per annum, pro rata

Interview date: To be confirmed

To start: To be discussed at interview

Job advert:

About the role

Sense are recruiting one Family Support Worker to work 30 hours each per week (part time) in the South-eastern, Trust Area, Northern Ireland. The position is offered on a permanent basis.

Touching Lives – Transforming Families is an exciting and innovative project funded by the Big Lottery Fund Reaching Out: Supporting Families programme.  Sense leads and co-ordinates the project in partnership with the: Belfast; Northern; South Eastern; Southern and Western Health and Social Care Trusts.

The project will work across Northern Ireland to provide support to children with sensory impairments and additional support needs and their families. The Family Support Worker will be based at separate locations in the South Eastern Trust area. You will provide locally based support to children and families, developing skills within the local community to increase the range of accessible locally based services. Therefore, the successful applicant must have access to transport.

Family Support Workers support children and families in their homes and local communities through the provision of home visits, play and leisure activities, and family events. You will also work with services to provide information, training and support designed to create a local support network for each family.

The ideal Family Support Worker will have proven experience of working with children or young people that are disabled, a relevant level three qualification and an understanding of issues that can affect children and their families.

About us

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 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 Joyce Rainey on

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; therefore it is very important you complete this section thoroughly.  We would recommend that you read the candidate guidelines and job description (found at the base of this advert) 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 6735 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

This vacancy has now expired, and is not accepting any new applications.

Please search for live opportunities or use the Register Interest facility to sign up for job alerts and/or leave your CV speculatively.

Related links

Who Sense supports

More about Sense, it's visions and values

Sense's People Strategy

Sense's People Strategy (Accessible)