Children's Community Support Worker

Reference number: 46356

Title: Children's Community Support Worker

Location: Rugby

Salary: £9.22 per hour

Hours: 10 hours per week

Closing date: Tuesday 30 November 2021

Interview date: To be confirmed

Contract type: Permanent, Casual

Job advert:

Could you be a Sense Children's Community Support Worker?

It's an exciting time as Sense has just released its new strategy, and our Get Out There (GOT) Children Groups are getting bigger! We are currently recruiting for a Children's Community Support Worker to join our Get Out There Group in Rugby.  

This is a permanent part time role,  working Mondays for 3 hours,  Fridays for 3 hours and Saturdays for 4 hours. This does increases to 12 hours in the holidays.

The individual you will be supporting likes being outdoors – they are very active, enjoys going to skate parks with their scooter, long walks, trampolines, swimming, taking things apart, fixing things, boats, they need someone with high energy and strong boundaries.

For this role we do require you to have a full driving licence and access to your own vehicle. 

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.

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 required skills and experiences:

  • You require a full UK license and must be willing/able to drive your own vehicle.
  • 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. 
  • Knowledge of multi sensory impairments / learning difficullties 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 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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Candidate guidelines: Download the candidate guidelines

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