Children's Community Support Worker
- 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
- Experience of ASD and using PECS / symbols would be an advantage but is not essential
- 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.
- You require a full UK license and must be willing/able to drive your own vehicle.
- Full person specification is attached below.
Reference number: 46499
Title: Children's Community Support Worker
Salary: £9.75 per hour
Hours: 6 hours per week
Closing date: Monday 31 January 2022
Interview date: To be confirmed
Contract type: Permanent, Casual
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 Our There (GOT) Group is expanding! We now have an opportunity for a Children's Community Support Worker to join our Get Out There Group in Warwick.
This is a permanent role, working 6 hours per week. Saturdays are 4 hours, and one week night is 2 hours after school.
You will be supporting an individual with lots of fun activities including: sensory play, swings, trampolines, balls, water, physical play, bubbles, chew toys, ipad for songs and youtube kids. They can engage with drawing, blocks but only for a short time.
Our GOT Group support children and young people with their social programme of activities, the children and young people we support do have complex needs, which may include sensory impairments, additional learning and physical disabilities and / or autism.
Our activities include football, dance, gym visits, boxing, bowling, shopping, trips out to farms, soft play, fishing, dog walking and volunteering in charity shops with a young person. Our Saturday group also do things like pizza making, messy play, arts and crafts, music workshops, water play, sensory activities.
Does this sound right for you?
Working at Sense gives you a wide range of benefits including:
Your required skills and experiences:
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.
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