Children's Community Support Worker

Reference number: 44930

Title: Children's Community Support Worker

Location: Bristol

Salary: £10.01 per hour

Hours: 10 -24 hours per week

Closing date: Wednesday 31 March 2021

Interview date: As suitable applications are received.

Contract type: Permanent

Job advert:

Are you "energetic, outgoing, creative and full of beans"?

We are Sense Intervenor Services, a high quality community care service in Bristol, who are passionate about supporting children and young adults with complex needs, including sensory losses and learning disabilities. 

We’re seeking to recruit a great new support worker on a part time basis working 10 hours per week during term time and 24 hours per week in the school holidays; someone with the right values and behaviours to work in our bespoke service.

The person you will support communicates using British Sign Language (BSL) and has specified they would like to be supported by someone "energetic, outgoing, creative and full of beans". You will make each day be the best it can possibly be by doing activities including bike riding and going on rollercoasters. You’ll be adaptive and able to come with ideas and solutions quickly.

For genuine occupational reasons we are looking to appoint a female candidate only (exemption under the Equality Act 2010 Part 1 Schedule 9). You must have a valid manual UK driving licence with the use of your own vehicle. You must be able to communicate using British Sign Language (BSL), ideally at BSL level 2 or above. You will be available to work flexibly across the week including some weekends and must also be available after school and during school holidays.

However, you don’t need to have previous experience in this field, nor do you need care qualifications – we’re happy to work with you to help you become an excellent support worker / Intervenor, we will provide you with all the training you may require. Above all we want someone that shares in our values. These are:

- We include, We collaborate, We find a way, We challenge, We celebrate.

Do you share these values? If so, read on…

The duties are varied and no two days will be the same. The people we support are individuals and they all treated as such. However, as a general guide, duties may include activities such as supporting the young person to access the community and encourage their communication and social interaction.

Take a look at the video below to see why we do what we do.

If this sounds like the right opportunity for you, or to find out more, please click below. 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

To avoid disappointment, we advise you to submit your application as soon as possible as we reserve the right to close posts at any time.

Sense is an Equal Opportunities Employer and is committed to ensuring that all staff are motivated, skilled and rewarded by their work.  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 are subject to a number of checks including an enhanced DBS check where appropriate.

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



Job description: Download the job description

Candidate guidelines: Download the candidate guidelines

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