Children and Family Support Worker (Driver Essential)

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Reference number: 42694

Title: Children and Family Support Worker (Driver Essential)

Hours: 30 hours per week, part time

Location: Midlands area

Contract type: Permanent

Closing date: Sunday 15 July 2018

Salary: £22,885 - £26,883 per annum, pro rata

Interview date: Friday 27 July 2018

To start: To be discussed at interview

Job advert:

About the role

We have a great opportunity for a passionate and dedicated individual to join our team as a Children and Family Support Worker, working with families across the Midlands area. This is a part time vacancy, working 30 hours per week on a permanent contract.

The successful candidate will provide a professional, coordinated model of support to children and young people who have a range of sensory impairments and complex communication needs. This will involve working with colleagues to offer a range of accessible events and activities, as well as family support on an individual basis.

You will work as part of a team that covers all local authorities within in the Midlands area including Stoke on Trent, Shropshire, Worcestershire, Warwickshire and Birmingham.

Please click here to learn more about the team and the service we provide.

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

About you 

Experience of working with disabled children or young people, including those with sensory impairments, is essential. You should hold a diploma in Childcare and Education, NNEB or equivalent Level 3 qualification. A sound knowledge of child protection processes is also required, as well as the skills necessary to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team. You should also have strong IT and administrative skills to support yourself in this role. 

About us

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

The Midlands team is based out of Touchbase Pears, our purpose built centre in Selly Oak, Birmingham.

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 Anthony McKay via Anthony.McKay@sense.org.uk

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.

 

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Candidate guidelines: Download the candidate guidelines

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