Senior Support Worker (Intervenor)

Reference number: 42907

Title: Senior Support Worker (Intervenor)

Hours: Average 6 hours per week

Location: Plymouth

Contract type: Permanent

Closing date: Thursday 1 November 2018

Salary: £8.73 - £9.62 per hour

Interview date: To be confirmed

To start: To be discussed at interview

Job advert:

About the role

Sense are looking for a reliable and motivated person to join our professional team as a Senior Support Worker (Intervenor) in Plymouth. This a part time position, working 4 hours after school hours every Wednesday, and 4 hours every other Sunday. Additional hours will be available during school holidays.

An Intervenor provides one-to-one support to children who have been born with sight and hearing impairments (congenital deafblindness), often with additional needs. The Intervenor helps the individual to experience and join in the world around them as much as possible. They promote their personal and social development, encourage independence and support their communication.

This job role will be to support a 15 year old in Plymouth. Typical activities will involve supporting the individual to access the community and encourage the child's communication and social interaction. Please select the 'Additional documentation' link to view more information on the role and the service in which it is based.

About you 

The ideal candidate will have achieved, or be willing to work toward, a Level 3 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.

The successful candidate must be available to work flexibly across the week, be available after school and during school holiday periods.

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

About Sense

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: Rachael Robb via rachael.robb@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 at the base of this advert) 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.

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Job description: Download the job description

Candidate guidelines: Download the candidate guidelines

Additional documentation: Download the additional documentation

Related links

Who Sense supports

More about Sense, it's visions and values

Sense's People Strategy

Sense's People Strategy (Accessible)