Senior Support Worker (Communicator Guide) (Driver Essential)
Reference number: 42696
Title: Senior Support Worker (Communicator Guide) (Driver Essential)
Hours: Up to 30 hours per week, part time/job share, please see advert text for info
Location: Saltford, Somerset
Contract type: Permanent
Closing date: Tuesday 24 July 2018
Salary: £17,118 - £18,943 per annum, pro rata (£8.81 - £9.71 per hour)
Sense salary points: 19 - 22
Interview date: To be confirmed
To start: To be discussed at interview
About the role
Sense has an exciting opportunity within our expanding Community Services for two Communicator Guides to work 1:1 with an elderly lady. This individual has recently lost much of her sight and needs support to access the community (shopping, meeting with family etc.), to communicate with those around her, and for reassurance about her environment. The individual communicates via clear speech. The successful applicants will have excellent communication skills, be personable, patient and dedicated to transforming the lives of others.
We are looking for two new members of staff to share the 35 hours available. Hours are spilt 12pm to 5pm, Monday to Sunday (7 days a week). Times can be negotiable, but 5 hours must be delivered every day of the week. The Communicator Guide will meet the individual at her residential home, and take her into the community from there.
A full UK driving licence and use of your own vehicle is an essential requirement for this role.
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.
We would like to hear from you if you have experience of working with vulnerable people, and ideally have experience of working with people with a sensory impairment.
A willingness to develop your skills in all communication methods is an essential part of this role. You will need to be able to creatively solve problems that may arise using a person-centred approach and ideally have experience of using person-centred planning tools.
You must be enthusiastic, adaptable and friendly with a commitment to ensuring the individual you work with get the best out of their lives.
The ideal candidate will hold, or be willing to work towards, a Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care or equivalent.
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: Emma Holden via Emma.Holden@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 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 (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
Additional documentation: Download the additional documentation