Family Support Worker

Reference number: 43192

Title: Family Support Worker

Hours: 21 hours per week, part time

Location: Manor House, Mallusk

Contract type: Temporary

Closing date: Sunday 28 April 2019

Salary: Circa £19,500 per annum, pro rata

Interview date: To be confirmed

To start: To be discussed at interview

Job advert:

About the roles

Sense are looking for two Family Support Workers to work part time 21 hours per week. You will support children and families at 'Time to Play' groups across Northern Ireland; in their homes and local communities through the provision of home visits, play and leisure activities.  You will also work with other services to provide information, training and support designed to create a local support network for each family. You will be required to travel throughout Northern Ireland. These are fixed term roles funded until February 2021. 

About the project 

Family Focus is a Northern Ireland wide project funded by the National Lottery Community Fund and led by Guide Dogs NI in partnership with Angel Eyes NI and Sense. The project provides support to children with sight loss aged 0-4 years and their families. Sense works specifically with children who have a visual impairment and additional needs/complex needs.

About you 

Experience working in the Early Years sector is essential as a key feature of the role is to work alongside parents to progress developmental goals specific to each individual child.  This role requires regular travel across Northern Ireland, so a full driving licence and access to a vehicle or an alternative method of fulfilling the travel related duties of the role is essential.

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.

If you would like more information on the role, please contact Joyce Rainey,

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.

As we say in our Equality and Diversity pledge, we want to ensure people are given the opportunity to realise their potential with us. So, if you have a disability which prevents you from driving but you are interested in a role where driving is required, please get in touch with us to discuss your application. We encourage you to apply for the role and we will try to make any adjustments to the role that may be possible.

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

Sense's People Strategy (Accessible)