Community Support Worker
- We would like to hear from you if you have experience of working with vulnerable people, and ideally have experience of working with people with a sensory impairment.
- A willingness to develop your skills in all communication methods is an essential part of this role. You will need to be able to creatively solve problems that may arise using a person-centred approach and ideally have experience of using person-centred planning tools
- The ability to use BSL is an essential part of the role.
- This role does not include any personal care.
- A full UK driving licence is an essential requirement for this role.
- You must be able to work flexible hours to suit the service requirements and have the ability to work on your own initiative.
Reference number: 46530
Title: Community Support Worker
Location: Bridgend - Wales
Salary: £9.75 per hour
Hours: 16 hours per week
Closing date: Monday 31 January 2022
Interview date: To be confirmed
Contract type: Casual
About the role
Sense are looking for a passionate and motivated person to join our professional team as a Community Support Worker (Communicator Guide) in Bridgend, Wales. This is a casual role working up to 16 hours per week in a community setting. The service will run from 3.30pm - 8.30pm each weekday and on weekends 9.30am – 3.00pm and 3.00pm - 8.30pm
This is an extremely rewarding position in a well-established area, working mainly with clients with age related sensory impairment as well as clients within the Deaf community. The role can include assisting clients with shopping, assisting with correspondence as well as accompanying clients within the community to attend social events. Often multi-sensory impairments are an isolation disability and 'chatting' with a client can make a huge difference to an individual’s mental health and wellbeing.
The lady we support is very social and loves to people watch. BSL user, loves crafts and having food out. She is very determined and likes to be independent; routine and knowing what is happening is important to her.
Please see attached likes and dislikes information.
** Please view the additional document attached to the advert for further information **
This role is based in a CQC registered service and the government will be introducing legislation requiring everyone who works in CQC registered services across England to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by April 2022. This will be a legal requirement and so we will need to see proof of vaccination status if you are offered and accept this role. To show evidence of your vaccination status, you can use the NHS App or NHS web browser. A normal COVID PASS cannot be shown as vaccination evidence for this role. You can also show evidence in a COVID NHS letter, this letter must show either that you are medically exempt or that you have been fully vaccinated. All NHS letters must have the Unique Reference Number and barcode across the top
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. Sense has a proven record of offering high quality, pioneering services.
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