Community Support Worker (Communicator Guide)

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Reference number: 44150

Title: Community Support Worker (Communicator Guide)

Location: Newcastle Emlyn, Carmarthenshire

Salary: £9.08 per hour

Hours: 2 hours per week

Closing date: Tuesday 31 March 2020

Interview date: To be confirmed

Contract type: Permanent

Job advert:


Are you looking for a rewarding job where you go home knowing that you have made a real impact on someone’s life?

Sense has a great opportunity for a passionate and motivated individual to join our team as a Community Support Worker (Communicator Guide) based in Carmarthenshire. This is a permanent contract working 2 hours per week. 

About the role…

• As a Community Support Worker (Communicator Guide) you will offer support to people who have developed sight and hearing impairments, often as they get older
• You will support individuals to do the things they want to do - not to do things for them
• You’ll be there to act as the eyes and ears of the individual – to make sure that communication is clear and that they are able to move around safely

In return we will offer you…

• £9.08 per hour
• Bespoke, rewarding career pathways
• The opportunity to work in a large, diverse and successful charity where you can develop your skills, knowledge and career in a supportive and flexible environment
• Group Personal Pension scheme
• Generous annual leave entitlement
• Comprehensive induction and commitment to ongoing training
• Enhanced disclosure cost covered

About you…

Essential:

• Valid UK driving licence with access to own vehicle
• Able to demonstrate that you possess the right values and behaviours to enable you to make a difference to people’s lives
• You will need to be able to creatively solve problems that may arise using a person-centred approach and ideally have experience of using person-centred planning tools

Desirable:

• NVQ Level 2 in Health & Social Care / Caring for Children and young people

About Sense…

For everyone living with complex disabilities. For everyone who is deafblind. Sense is here to help people communicate and experience the world.
Sense has a proven record of offering high quality, pioneering services. We believe that no one, no matter how complex their disabilities, should be isolated, left out, or unable to fulfil their potential.
If you have any questions regarding this role, please contact the recruitment team via recruitment@sense.org.uk 

To apply…

Please use the link below to complete your application. 
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, please contact the recruitment team 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.

No agency submissions, any submissions without prior authorisation from Sense will be treated as our own and as such no fee will be payable.

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Job description: Download the job description

Candidate guidelines: Download the candidate guidelines

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