Children's Community Support Worker

Reference number: 45389

Title: Children's Community Support Worker

Location: Bristol, South West

Salary: £10.21 per hour

Hours: From 10 hours per week

Closing date: Wednesday 30 June 2021

Interview date: As suitable applications are received.

Contract type: Permanent

Job advert:

Could you be a Sense Intervenor?

What is an Intervenor?

An Intervenor provides one-to-one support to children and young adults who have been born with sight and hearing impairments (congenital deafblindness), often with additional needs. The Intervenor helps the individual to experience and join in the world around them as much as possible. They promote their personal and social development, encourage independence and support their communication. 

This job role will be to support children in Bristol and will be based in the community. Typical activities will involve supporting the individuals to access the community of their choosing and encourage the young person’s communication and social interaction.

This role is to support children of varying medical and communication needs, in Bristol.  A job share arrangement or changes to the hours could therefore be considered in order to meet the needs of the people we support and the successful candidate. Part time hours are available in term time with additional hours offered in school holidays and as relief.

We are looking for people to join our team of adaptable and motivated staff. They must have great communication skills and should want to help make a difference to the lives of the people we support.

You must have a valid full UK driving licence and your own car.

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 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 individuals 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? you will get a lot of benefits when you work for Sense such as 24 days annual leave + bank holidays, Large number of discount schemes in all major retailers, Health and well-being support, Employee assistance scheme, Access to over 100 online and face to face training courses, plus many more.   

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.


https://www.sense.org.uk/jobs/why-work-at-sense/frequently-asked-questions/support-worker-faqs/
 

If you require a hard copy application pack or a different format, please contact the recruitment team on recruitment@sense.org.uk.

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.

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.

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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