Education and Specialist Support Workers (Driver Essential)

Reference number: 42752

Title: Education and Specialist Support Workers (Driver Essential)

Hours: up to 35 hours per week (part time) and casual

Location: Aldeby, Norfolk

Contract type: Casual, Fixed Term

Closing date: Monday 27 August 2018

Salary: 15,756 - 16,249 per annum, (pro rata) dependant on position and experience.

Interview date: To be confirmed

To start: To be discussed at interview

Job advert:

About the role

Sense has a great opportunity for passionate and dedicated individuals to join our team at our Sense Centre in Aldeby, Norfolk. We have two part time roles available; a Specialist Support Worker post and an Education Support Worker position, both working up to 35 hours per week, Monday to Friday. These are fixed term positions, working until August 2019.

As an Education Support Worker you will support people who have dual or single sensory impairment, learning disability and / or autism, to be as involved as possible in every part of their day to day lives so that they can be full and active members of society. You will work closely with learners to achieve the long term goals identified in their Individual Learning Plans through a range of activities.

As a Specialist Support Worker you will support and enable people to live the life they choose: to make choices, to express themselves and live as independently as possible. Your patient support and encouragement will assist individuals to run their own lives as much as possible – helping with personal care, supporting someone to engage with Sense activities, or enabling individuals to access their local community.

We also have casual (bank) opportunities in this area attracting an hourly rate of £7.83.

About you 

For our Education Support Worker roles, previous experience of working with people who have a sensory impairment, autism or learning disability would be an advantage, as would knowledge of BSL, Makaton or other methods of communication. GCSE Grade C or above (or equivalent) in English and Maths is an essential requirement for this role.

For our Specialist Support Worker roles, experience is not necessarily required 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.

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

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.

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.

If you would like more information on the role, please contact Abigail Riches, Abigail.Riches@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 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 6735 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.

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Job description: Download the job description

Candidate guidelines: Download the candidate guidelines

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