Senior Support Worker (Communicator Guide)

Reference number: 43063

Title: Senior Support Worker (Communicator Guide)

Hours: 4 hours per week

Location: Finchley, London

Contract type: Permanent

Closing date: Monday 28 January 2019

Salary: £10.93 - £11.23 per hour (Inc. London Allowance)

Interview date: Friday 8 February 2019

To start: To be discussed at interview

Job advert:

About the role

Sense are looking for a reliable and motivated person to join our team as a Communicator Guide in the Finchley area. This is a part time role working 4 hours per week in a community setting. 

Communicator Guides offer support to people who have developed sight and hearing impairments; you will support the individual to do the things they want to do - not to do things for them. You’ll be there to act as the eyes and ears of the individual – to make sure that communication is clear and that they are able to move around safely.

This role will involve working with an individual in their home and the local community; they would like support to access activities such as social events, going to the pub with friends, shopping, and home administrative tasks. 

You must be able to work flexible hours to suit the service requirements and have the ability to work on your own initiative.

About you 

We would like to hear from you if you have experience of working with vulnerable people in a community setting, 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 must be enthusiastic, adaptable and friendly with a commitment to ensuring the individual you work with get the best out of their lives.

A full UK driving licence is an essential requirement for this role as is the ability to support someone in a wheelchair. Due to the needs of the individual we support, you must be able to communicate in clear, spoken English. 

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.

For an informal discussion about this role, please contact: Sam Hayday, sam.hayday@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 (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

Related links

Who Sense supports

More about Sense, it's visions and values

Sense's People Strategy

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