Children and Family Support Worker (Driver Essential)

Reference number: 43216

Title: Children and Family Support Worker (Driver Essential)

Hours: 30 hours per week, part time

Location: Midlands Area

Contract type: Permanent

Closing date: Monday 13 May 2019

Salary: Circa £23,500 per annum (pro rata)

Interview date: Friday 24 May 2019

To start: To be discussed at interview

Job advert:

About the role

We have a great opportunity for a passionate and dedicated individual to join our team as a Children and Family Support Worker, working with families across the Midlands area. This is a part time vacancy, working 30 hours per week on a permanent contract.

The successful candidate will provide a professional, coordinated model of support to children and young people who have a range of sensory impairments and complex communication needs. This will involve working with colleagues to offer a range of accessible events and activities, as well as family support on an individual basis.

You will work as part of a team that covers all local authorities within the Midlands area including Stoke on Trent, Shropshire, Worcestershire, Warwickshire and Birmingham.

Please click here to learn more about the team and the service we provide.

A full UK driving licence and use of your own vehicle is an essential requirement for this role.

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 our advert says 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.

About you 

Experience of working with disabled children or young people, including those with sensory impairments, is essential. You should hold a diploma in Childcare and Education, NNEB or equivalent Level 3 qualification. A sound knowledge of child protection processes is also required, as well as the skills necessary to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team. You should also have strong IT and administrative skills to support yourself in this role. 

For an informal discussion about this role, please contact Anthony McKay via or on 07795 691 792

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 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.

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; 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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