Community Support Worker / Child Intervenor

Reference number: 47280

Title: Community Support Worker / Child Intervenor

Location: Abbots Langley

Salary: £11.18 per hour (Includes outer London allowance)

Hours: 2 hours per week

Closing date: Wednesday 25 May 2022

Interview date: As suitable applications are received.

Contract type: Permanent

Job advert:


Could you be a Sense Community Support Worker / Intervenor?

Its an exciting time as Sense has just released its new strategy, we are expanding and now have an opportunity for a Community support worker / Intervenor to join us as an Intervenor for our services in Hertfordshire.  This role specifically is in Abbots Langley. Offering £11.18 per hour (Includes outer London allowance).

This is a unique post working up to 2 hours per week depending on your suitability / availability. You will be working 1:1 in the community with individuals with a range of differing needs and or requirements. You will recieve specialist personalised training to become an Intervenor. For this role you will be supporting and Child in the Abbots Langley area for up to 2 hours per week.  A young individual who lives in Abbots Langley – who would require support at home after school for 2hrs per week. They would like to be support to develop and explore communication method though touch, gestures and pictures to enable them to be able to make choices and understand the world around them. Also exploring and introduce sensory activates and experiences though interaction.  

As an Intervenor you will provide support for children or adults, the individual’s families and siblings; this is through providing respite, specialist advice and knowledge to guide them through the challenges and developments experienced. Having an Intervenor allows families to have a break and feel safe in the knowledge that their family member is being supported in an appropriate and caring way by a trained member of staff.


Are you looking for an incredibly rewarding and valuable job role, where you can receive great training and development, a supportive work environment?

You do not need any existing experience as Full specialised training will be provided!


Does this sound like you?


(Below are the other locations and hours we are looking for, one or more may be suitable for you to undertake, we will discuss this with you)

Hertfordshire Community Locations:

  • Buntingfrod -4hrs per week 2x2 hrs sessions after school
  • Bishops Stortford – 4hrs per week  –BSL required level 1
  • Hemel Hempstaed – 2hrs per week
  • Welwyn Garden City -2hrs per week –braille knowledge desirable
  • Welwyn Garden City -6 hrs per week 4hrs weekend -2hrs after school
  • Welwyn Garden city  - 4hrs per week 
  • Hatfield  - 4 hrs per week
  • Abbots Langley  - 2 hrs per week


 Community Support Worker / Intervenor, Abbots Langley, Benefits:

  • 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 
  • On-going development opportunities
  • Flexible working and family friendly policies
  • Employee referral scheme
  • Health and well-being support
  • Pension Scheme
  • Discount scheme 


 Community Support Worker / Intervenor, Abbots Langley, Duties:

  • Day to day activities led by the needs and aspirations of the people / person you'll be supporting.
  • Community Access.
  • Enabling an independent lifestyle.
  • Full job specification is attached below.


 Community Support Worker / Intervenor, Abbots Langley,  Desired Experiences:

  • All roles require you to hold a valid UK driving licence with the use of your own vehicle.
  • Be able to adapt your communication style to meet the needs of those you are working with. Where necessary develop new skills to enable communication through sign and symbols.
  • Some individuals communicate using British Sign Language (BSL) so is required for some roles.
  • Experience of working independently as well as in a team setting.
  • Willing and able to accompany/participate in leisure activities of the person’s choice.
  • Full person specification is attached below.
  • Additional documentation is attached to explain further the requirements for each post


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. 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

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.

For this role we particularly welcome applications from candidates from underrepresented ethnic minority backgrounds and candidates with disabilities. Sense is committed to equality of opportunity, and to promoting and celebrating the diversity of staff, volunteers and the people we work with. Everyone's contribution is valued and we ensure they're given the opportunity to realise their potential. We welcome applications from talented people from all sections of the community who share our values and belief that no one, no matter how complex their disabilities, should be isolated, left out, or unable to fulfil their potential. For more information please visit:

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Job description: Download the job description

Candidate guidelines: Download the candidate guidelines

Additional documentation: Download the additional documentation

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