Senior Support Workers (Intervenors)

Reference number: 43074

Title: Senior Support Workers (Intervenors)

Hours: Various part time roles available

Location: Hertfordshire area

Contract type: Permanent, Fixed Term

Closing date: Wednesday 6 March 2019

Salary: £9.36 - £10.74 per hour, dependant on experience (Inc. London Allowance)

Interview date: To be confirmed

To start: To be discussed at interview

Job advert:

About the role

Sense are looking for reliable and motivated people with great communication skills to join our professional team as a Senior Support Worker (Intervenor) across the Hertfordshire and Greater London Areas. We have a number of flexible, part time opportunities available across days, evenings and weekends including: 

  • Waltham Cross: 3-4 hours support after school each week.
  • Hatfield: 2 hours support per week.
  • Stevenage: 2 hours support two evenings each week.
  • Hertford: 2 hours support one evening.

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 enable them 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 

It would be great if you have experience of working with and providing practical support to, people with learning disabilities, complex needs, and / or multisensory impairments. The ideal candidate will have achieved, or be willing to work towards, a Level 3 Diploma in Health & Social Care or a similar relevant qualification.

Due to the communication needs of the individuals we support, we are particularly interested in candidates with British Sign Language skills.

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.

For an informal discussion about this role, please contact: Emily Forman via

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.


Job description: Download the job description

Candidate guidelines: Download the candidate guidelines

Additional documentation: Download the additional documentation

Related links

Who Sense supports

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Sense's People Strategy

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