Senior Support Workers (Intervenors)

Reference number: 42978

Title: Senior Support Workers (Intervenors)

Hours: Various part time roles available

Location: Exeter and Devon area

Contract type: Permanent, Casual

Closing date: Thursday 6 December 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 people to join our professional team as Senior Support Workers (Intervenors) in our services across the Devon area, including Plymouth, Exeter, Bovey Tracey and Gunnislake.

We have a number of part time roles available, working a variety of contracted hours including:

  • 4.5 hours on alternating Saturdays
  • 3 hours on a Wednesday evening
  • 6 hours on alternating Sundays
  • 21 hours per week, out of term time

In addition we have a number of annualised hours contracts available, let us know what works for you!

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. You will be there 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.

This support may be provided in someone’s home, their local community or work setting and personal care may be required.

About you 

You will have had experience of working with and providing practical support to, people with learning disabilities and / or multisensory impairments. We're particularly interested in hearing from candidates with Health & Social Care qualifications and a willingness to work towards a British Sign Language qualification.

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

About Sense

For everyone living with complex disabilities. For everyone who is deafblind. Sense is here to help people communicate and experience the world.

We believe that no one, no matter how complex their disabilities, should be isolated, left out, or unable to fulfil their potential.

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.

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.

For an informal discussion about this role, please contact: Rachael Robb, rachael.robb@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 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)