Community Support Worker / Intervenor

Reference number: 44623

Title: Community Support Worker / Intervenor

Location: North Hertfordshire

Salary: £10.78 per hour

Hours: 2 - 15 hours per week

Closing date: Monday 19 October 2020

Interview date: As suitable applications received

Contract type: Permanent, Casual

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 passionate and dedicated individuals to join our team as a Children’s Community Support Worker / Intervenor in the Hertfordshire area. This is a permanent role and would involve working between 2 and 15 hours per week.

We work with many families with varied requirements accross the whole of Hertfordshire. Your will be assessed and matched with a suitable family or families depending on your suitability/availability.

For example you may be matched with 'family 1' and work 2hrs per week after school or 'family 2' - 3hrs in the day time, 'Family  3' - 4hrs at the weekend. You may be able to support more than one family we will work with you and the family/families to get the best match/outcome.

We are supporting families in:

Welwyn Garden City

Bishop Stortford

Stevenage

Hitchin

Hertford.

About the role…

You will provide 1:1 support to children and adults who have been born with sight and hearing impairments – known as congenital deafblindness.

Promote personal and social development whilst encouraging independence through enabling access to activities. Support the needs of the individual, which can be within their homes, out in the community or a combination of both environments.

You will receive specialist training in how to support individuals that have dual-sensory impairments, often combined with other disabilities.

As part of the service the you work in conjunction with other professionals to ensure a person-centred approach is implemented in to the support plan. This involves liaising with schools, speech & language therapists, physiotherapists and social workers.

You will also provide support for the individual’s families and siblings; this is through providing respite, specialist advice and knowledge to guide them through the challenges and developments experienced. What we provide allows families to have a break and feel safe in the knowledge that their family member is being supported in an appropriate and caring way by a trained member of staff.

In return we will offer you…

• £10.78 per hour
• Bespoke, rewarding career pathways
• Free parking (where available)
• 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 and able to travel to services.
• Previous experience is not essential as full training will be provided
• Able to demonstrate that you possess the right values and behaviours to enable you to make a difference to people’s lives
• Flexibility, as working times include evenings and some weekends. We will however provide you with a rota in advance so you can plan your life accordingly.

Desirable:

• Access/use of own vehicle, if not, we require you to have a full UK licence for 2 years + which will enable you to drive our vehicles
• Knowledge of British Sign Language (BSL)

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.
For an informal discussion about 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 therefore, it is very important you complete this 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, such as no fee will be payable.

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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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