Community Support Worker

Reference number: 45665

Title: Community Support Worker

Location: Rugby

Salary: £9.22 per hour

Hours: 4 - 10 hours per week

Closing date: Sunday 8 August 2021

Interview date: As suitable applications are received.

Contract type: Permanent, Casual

Job advert:

 

Could you be a Sense Community Support Worker?

It's an exciting time as Sense has just released its new strategy, we now have an opportunity for a Community Support Worker to join our Get Out There team in Rugby.  

This is a permant post, working initially 4 hours per week, the exact shift pattern can be mutually agreed. There is also potential for you to add additional hours if desired.

As a GOT Group Support Worker you will be supporting children and young people with their social programme of activities, the children and young people do have complex needs, which may include sensory impairments, additional learning and physical disabilities and/or autism.

You have the option to support 1 or more individual, below are 2 of the individuals you could support:

You could support a 13 year old individual who is Autistic and non verbal, you will support with fun sensory play activities in the home initially with a view to increasing confidence to get out into the community.- 4 hours a week.

or

A 10 year old who has a diagnosis of mild learning disability, mild cerebral palsy, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) anxiety difficulties and severe sensory difficulties. who enjoys fixing things like bikes, scooters, and other things. Loves being outdoors and doing different activities. Would really benefit from a 'mentor' type worker, who could potentially also work around emotional regulation and provide some structured support around this – 10 hours a week.

Does this sound right for you?

Working at Sense gives you a wide range of benefits including:

  • 24 days’ holiday + bank holidays; increasing with length of service
  • Free DBS Check
  • Free leadership and management development (such as our award winning Growing Stronger Leaders Together programme) 
  • Free access to over 100 online and face to face training including the care certificate.
  • On-going development opportunities
  • Flexible working and family friendly policies
  • Employee referral scheme
  • Health and well-being support
  • Pension Scheme
  • Discount scheme 

Your duties can include:

  • To support individuals / groups within the centre and community.
  • To provide a customised, responsive and high quality service to people with multiple sensory impairments, physical and/or learning disabilities who use Sense services.
  • To deliver services which meet or exceed organisational expectations and standards.
  • Full job specification is attached below.

Your required skills and experiences:

  • You don’t need to have previous experience in this field, nor do you need qualifications – we’re happy to work with you to help you become an excellent support worker. 
  • A full UK licence with use of your own vehicle is desireable.
  • Knowledge / Experience of non verbal and autistic young people, using PECS and sensory play is beneficial.
  • Full person specification is attached below.

About Sense

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.

Work at Sense can be demanding and so isn’t for everyone, but it is also incredibly rewarding and valuable. Take a look at the video below to see why we do what we do.

To apply

Please use the link below to complete your application. Managers will use your CV/supporting statement to shortlist candidates for interview; 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, job description and person specification (found at the base of this advert) before applying.

Please note 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 please: any submissions without prior authorisation from the Sense Recruitment Team will be treated as our own and as such no fee will be payable.

If you require any further assistance, please contact the Recruitment Team on 0121 415 6735 or recruitment@sense.org.uk

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 committed to equality of opportunity, and to promoting and celebrating the diversity of staff, volunteers and the people we work with. We value everyone’s contribution and ensure people are given the opportunity to realise their potential. We will promote equality and diversity in all that we do and the work we do in partnership with others. For more information please visit: https://www.sense.org.uk/about/equality-and-diversity/

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