Children's Community Support Worker

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Reference number: 47254

Title: Children's Community Support Worker

Location: Leamington Spa

Salary: £9.75 per hour

Hours: 4-6 hours per week

Closing date: Sunday 15 May 2022

Interview date: As suitable applications are received

Contract type: Permanent

Job advert:

Could you be a Sense 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 Leamington Spa.

This is a permanent role, working 4-6 hours per week. The shift pattern is flexible and this can be discuss and agreed with the manager during you interview.

Our GOT Group support children and young people with their social programme of activities, you will be supporting a young individual who has Down's Syndrome and is non verbal. They use Makaton and Symbols to communicate.

As a GOT Group Community Support Worker, you will support the individual access the community and take part in activities they enjoy such as visiting parks and farm and going swimming.

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:

  • A full UK licence and must be willing/able to drive your own vehicle is desirable but not essential. 
  • Experience in using Makaton is desirable and this will be needed to communicate with the individual.
  • 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. 
  • Understanding or experience working with individuals with autism and mental health issues is desirable.
  • 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.

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.

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/

Social care – Support work – Children – Adults – Disabilities – Nursing – medical – Communicator – BSL - multi sensory impairments - learning difficulties – community –care assistant – residential care- care worker- intervenor- 1:1- one to one

Job description: Download the job description

Candidate guidelines: Download the candidate guidelines

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