Community Support Worker (Children)

Reference number: 43227

Title: Community Support Worker (Children)

Hours: 2 - 10 hours per week

Location: Nuneaton, Leamington Spa, Bidford-On-Avon, Bedworth, Rugby - Warwickshire Area

Contract type: Permanent

Closing date: Sunday 12 May 2019

Salary: £8.50 per hour

Interview date: Thursday 23 May 2019

To start: To be discussed at interview

Job advert:

 

Do you want to make a positive difference to people’s lives?

About the role

Sense has a great opportunity for passionate and dedicated individuals to join our team as a Community Support Worker in the Warwickshire Area. We have a number of flexible and casual vacancies in Leamington Spa, Nuneaton, Bidford –On-Avon, Rugby, Bedworth and surrounding areas.

We have a number of permanent, part time roles and casual available working in the evenings, weekends and school holidays from 2 hours up to 10 hours per week.  

As a Support Worker you will support and enable children and teenagers to live the life they choose: to make choices, to express themselves whilst having fun and live as independently as possible. Your patient support and encouragement will assist individuals to run their own lives as much as possible and on occasion including support with personal care.

In this role you will support young people to access the community and attend various activities in the Warwickshire area after school and at the weekend. Extra support may also be required during the school holidays. This could be visits to the cinema, shopping, swimming, youth clubs, sports activities, running round a local park or a simple picnic!

 

Please select the 'Additional documentation' link to view the 'Service One Page Profile', this provides more information on the role and the service in which it is based.

About you 

Experience is not necessarily required for this role as we are able to support you and provide you with an excellent induction. However, it is really important that you are able to demonstrate the right values and behaviours to enable you to make a difference to people’s lives.

 

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.

Our selection process aims to make sure that the role is right for you and you are right for us.  It involves completing an online application form, taking part in a value based interview/assessment process and visiting one of our services.

If you would like more information on the role, please contact  Ruth Bennett-Anderson, ruth.bennett-anderson@sense.org.uk or 07866568856

 

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.

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 an Equal Opportunities Employer and is committed to ensuring that all staff are motivated, skilled and rewarded by their work.  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 are subject to a number of checks including an enhanced DBS check where appropriate.

Job description: Download the job description

Candidate guidelines: Download the candidate guidelines

Additional documentation: Download the additional documentation

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