Senior Support Workers (Intervenors)

Reference number: 43282

Title: Senior Support Workers (Intervenors)

Hours: Up to 15 hours

Location: Hertfordshire

Contract type: Permanent, Casual

Closing date: Tuesday 11 June 2019

Salary: £9.08 per hour, plus a London living allowance dependant on location

Interview date: To be confirmed

To start: To be discussed at interview

Job advert:

 

Could you help some amazing people to communicate, express themselves and connect with the world?

Sense are looking for reliable and motivated people to join our professional team as Senior Support Workers (Intervenors) in the Hertfordshire community.

An Intervenor provides one-to-one support to people who have been born with sight and hearing impairments.  You’ll enable the people we support to get involved with the activities they are passionate about and assist them with daily tasks so they can live as independently as possible.

About the people that we support

We are recruiting across Hertfordshire including: Hertford, Waltham Cross, Hatfield, Stevenage, Welwyn and Enfield.  Some of the individuals you might be supporting include:

  • A lady in Hillingdon would like up to 15 hours support per week.  She enjoys a variety of activities such as being out and about in her local community, swimming and participating in college courses.
  • A gentleman in Watford would like 4 hours support per week.  He likes to get involved in adventure activities and enjoys canoeing and rock climbing.
  • A lady in the Stevenage and Hitchin area would like up to 10 hours support per week.  She enjoys cooking and arts and crafts.  She would also like support getting involved in her local community.    

This is a growing service and opportunities for further hours are always available.  

About you 

We would like to hear from you if you have experience of working with and providing practical support to, people with learning disabilities, complex needs, and/or multisensory impairments. The ideal candidate will have achieved, or be willing to work towards, a Level 3 Diploma in Health & Social Care or a similar relevant qualification.

Due to the communication needs of the individuals we support, we are particularly interested in candidates with British Sign Language skills.

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. 

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.

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: Emily Forman via Emily.Forman@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 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 (linked at the base of this advert) before applying. Internal applicants should also use this link to apply.

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.

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.

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Job description: Download the job description

Candidate guidelines: Download the candidate guidelines

Related links

Who Sense supports

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