Senior Support Worker (Communicator Guide)

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Reference number: 43133

Title: Senior Support Worker (Communicator Guide)

Hours: Various part time and casual roles available

Location: Bristol, West Wiltshire and Somerset area

Contract type: Permanent, Casual

Closing date: Tuesday 19 March 2019

Salary: £8.81 - £9.71 per hour

Interview date: To be confirmed

To start: To be discussed at interview

Job advert:

Are you new to support work, or are you an experienced worker looking for a new challenge?

About the role

Sense are looking for reliable and motivated people to work as Senior Support Workers (Communicator Guides). Our Communicator Guides offer support to adults with a range of complex needs, including sensory impairments, and work to ensure all the people we support are able to lead active and fulfilling lives. 

We have various roles available across the West Country and we will aim to find you a suitable placement in your geographical area.  We are keen to hear from people who live or would like to work in any of the following areas: Bristol, Bath and North East Somerset and Wiltshire  With this in mind we are keen to hear from people who live and would like to work in any of the following areas: Bristol, Bath and North East Somerset and Wiltshire.  We have various casual and permanent contracts available and we are looking for people with a range of availability across days, evenings, weekends and/or school holidays.

You will be there to support individuals to do the things they want to do, acting as their eyes and ears, supporting with communication, ensuring that information is presented in a clear and accessible way.  The support you provide may be in someone's home, or within the local community.

About you 

We would like to hear from you if you have experience of working with vulnerable people, 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 will need to be able to creatively solve problems that may arise using a person-centred approach and ideally have experience of using person-centred planning tools.

You must be enthusiastic, adaptable and friendly with a commitment to ensuring the individual you work with get the best out of their lives.

Some of our individuals use British Sign Language (BSL) so we are particularly keen to hear from anyone who is already able to communicate in this way, though training will be provided.

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: Emma Davis via Emma.Davis@sense.org.uk or on 07714 250695.

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.

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Candidate guidelines: Download the candidate guidelines

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