Children's Services Assistant

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Reference number: 43156

Title: Children's Services Assistant

Hours: 16 hours per week (part time)

Location: Newtownabbey, Northern Ireland

Contract type: Fixed Term

Closing date: Sunday 24 March 2019

Salary: £8.08 per hour

Interview date: To be confirmed

To start: To be discussed at interview

Job advert:

Children’s Services Assistant - Touching Lives – Transforming Families

 

About the role

We are recruiting a Children’s Services Assistant to work 16 hours per week (part time) to work throughout Northern Ireland. This position is offered on a fixed term basis until 31st August 2019 -  there may be a possibility of an extension dependent on funding.   

Touching Lives – Transforming Families is an exciting and innovative project funded by the National Lottery Community Fund.  Sense leads and co-ordinates the project in partnership with the: Belfast; Northern; South Eastern; Southern and Western Health and Social Care Trusts.

The project will work across Northern Ireland to provide support to children with sensory impairments and additional support needs and their families. The Children’s Services assistant will be based at Sense Northern Ireland's office in Mallusk. You will provide support and assistance to the family support worker at events and workshops for children, siblings and parents across Northern Ireland. Therefore, the successful applicant must have access to transport.

 

About you 

The ideal Children’s Services Assistance will have proven experience of working with children or young people that are disabled. In addition, you will holf a relevant level three qualification and an understanding of issues that can affect children and their families.

About us

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 Joyce Rainey on joyce.rainey@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 Sense I Statements and the Personal Specification; therefore, it is very important you complete this section thoroughly. We would recommend that you read the candidate guidelines and job description (linked below) before applying.

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 Access NI 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

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