Communication Facilitators (Support Workers)

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Reference number: 43485

Title: Communication Facilitators (Support Workers)

Hours: 20 hours per week, part time

Location: Welshpool and North Powys

Contract type: Permanent

Closing date: Monday 19 August 2019

Salary: £9.08 per hour

Interview date: Wednesday 4 September 2019

Job advert:

About the role

Sense has an exciting opportunity for passionate and dedicated individuals to join us as a Communication Facilitator as we establish our new Supporting People project in Powys. This is a part time role, working 20 hours per week based in the North Powys area, including Welshpool.

In this role you will provide community support to people living with sensory loss, enabling them to live the life they want, reduce social isolation, and ensure the risk of homelessness is minimised. You will support individuals to complete day to day tasks such as administration and correspondence and also enable them to get involved with the local activities and social groups that most interest them.

About you 

We’re looking for people who have experience with community support, or providing support to people with sensory impairments. We’re interested in candidates with a range of communication skills; we’d love to hear from you if you can communicate in clear spoken English and it'd be great if you had experience with British Sign Language or Welsh, though this is not essential.

As the role is community based, the successful individual will need to travel across the Powys area and transport individuals when needed.

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.

​For an informal discussion about this role, please contact: Kim Richards via kim.richards@sense.org.uk

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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Job description: Download the job description

Candidate guidelines: Download the candidate guidelines

Additional documentation: Download the additional documentation

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