Community Support Worker
Reference number: 44747
Title: Community Support Worker
Location: Rhondda Cynon Taff
Salary: £9.08 per hour
Hours: Up to 8 hours per week
Closing date: Friday 29 November 2019
Interview date: To be confirmed
Contract type: Temporary, Casual
About the role
Sense are looking for a passionate and motivated person to join our professional team as a Community Support Worker (Communicator Guide) in Rhondda Cynon Taff, Tonypandy and the surrounding areas. This is a casual role working up to 8 hours per week in a community setting.
This is an extremely rewarding role within the local community, supporting with social activities. This could include attending local groups, going to Deaf Club or going for lunch. Weekend work is required, this role does not include any personal care.
Communicator Guides offer support to people who have developed sight and hearing impairments, often as they get older; you will support the individual 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. The support you provide may be in someone’s home, their local community or work setting.
You will provide practical help and communication support to people with acquired deafblindness – such as helping with shopping, dealing with mail, accessing social and leisure activities – to enable people with sensory loss to continue to live as independently as possible and decrease isolation.
You must be able to work flexible hours to suit the service requirements and have the ability to work on your own initiative.
A full UK driving licence and use of your own vehicle is an essential requirement for this role.
We would like to hear from you if you have experience of working with vulnerable people, and ideally have experience of working with people with a sensory impairment. A willingness to develop your skills in all communication methods is an essential part of this role. 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.
You must be enthusiastic, adaptable and friendly with a commitment to ensuring the individual you work with get the best out of their lives.
Proficiency in BSL would be desirable.
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.
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