Part Time Children's Support Worker - (Intervenor)

Reference number: 46139

Title: Part Time Children's Support Worker - (Intervenor)

Location: Radstock

Salary: £9.60 per hour

Hours: From 8 hours per week

Closing date: Sunday 26 December 2021

Interview date: As suitable applications are received.

Contract type: Permanent

Job advert:

We’re looking for unique individuals to support and enrich the lives of a young individual and their wonderful family.

This is a unique new service supporting one child at home working alongside the family. You will be supported by a manager and a deputy and put into practice a plan developed by the family, therapists and Sense as part of a team around the individual.

About the role
You will support a child with multi sensory impairment and complex needs both in the home and community. Working alongside a manager and a deputy and put into practice a plan developed by the family, therapists and Sense as part of a team around the child. 

You will receive specialist intervenor training to support you to be able to communicate with this wonderful individual.

Working can be flexible, we will assess your suitability / availability and a mutual agreement will be made with you and the family. Support will be around the clock out of school hours so mainly evenings and nights, weekends and school holidays. We also have other services that you may well be suitable for, if so, we will discuss these with you too.

About you 
We’re looking for experienced support workers who want to take their practice to the next level and can bring empathy and knowledge to supporting this child in innovative ways.
It is really important that you’re adaptable and able to work on your own initiative, always putting the people we support first. We are looking for people that really embrace our values and ‘I’ statements.
• Experience of working with children with Special Educational Needs and Disability and associated needs, either in a child’s or family setting.
• Have a Valid UK driving licence.
• Willing to work towards a British Sign Language level one or Makaton qualification 
• Knowledge of British Sign Language (BSL or equivalent)
• Early years/children’s qualification at level 3
• A recognised Intervenor qualification

In return you will receive:
• £9.60 per hour
• Generous annual leave entitlement
• Extensive employee discount scheme
• Bespoke training and personal development
• And many, many more

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.

Working at Sense can be incredibly rewarding; we offer the opportunity to work in a large, diverse and successful charity where people can develop their skills, knowledge and careers in a supportive and flexible environment. In addition, we have excellent training and development, the opportunity for you to join our Group Personal Pension scheme and a generous annual leave entitlement.

Work at Sense can be demanding and so isn’t for everyone, but it is also incredibly rewarding and valuable. 

To apply

Please use the link below to complete your application. Managers will use your 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

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:


Job description: Download the job description

Candidate guidelines: Download the candidate guidelines

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