Senior Support Worker (Intervenor)

Reference number: 42657

Title: Senior Support Worker (Intervenor)

Hours: 6 hours per week

Location: Plymouth

Contract type: Permanent

Closing date: Sunday 1 July 2018

Salary: 8.33 per hour

Sense salary points: Not applicable

Interview date: To be confirmed

To start: To be discussed at interview

Job advert:

We’re looking for a reliable and motivated person to join our professional team as a Senior Support Worker (Intervenor) in Plymouth working 6 hours per week within a Community setting. 

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.

An Intervenor provides one-to-one support to a child or adult who has been born with sight and hearing impairments – known as congenital deafblindness. The day-to-day role of an Intervenor varies dependant on the needs of the individual, the nature of the sensory impairment and the ways they wish to communicate. Support may be provided in someone’s home, their local community or work setting and personal care may be required.

 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 2 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 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 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: Sharon Jones via Sharon.Jones@sense.org.uk

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 below) 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 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

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