Community Support Worker / Communicator Guide

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Reference number: 47316

Title: Community Support Worker / Communicator Guide

Location: Watford

Salary: £10.82 per hour (Includes Outer London Allowance)

Hours: From 4 - 8 hours per week

Closing date: Wednesday 25 May 2022

Interview date: TBC

Contract type: Fixed Term, Casual

Job advert:

 

Could you be a Sense Community Support Worker/ Communicator Guide?

Sense has some fantastic opportunities for Community support workers / Communicator Guides to join our services in Hertfordshire. This particular role is based in Watford. Offering £10.82 per hour (Includes Outer London Allowance) This is a unique post working from 4 - 8 hours per week depending on your suitability / availability. With option to also take on close by community location work to build up weekly hours if appropriate for you!

The individual would like support to be able access the community independently without having to relay on support from family members. They would like to be able to go weekly food shopping,  and also have the opportunity to have a meal at local cafes and restaurants. They  would like support to book and attend medical appointments so they can become more independent with managing their own health and wellbeing.  Also having the opportunity to reduce a sense of isolation. The individual is a very kind and socialable person who likes getting to know new people and has a keen interest in technology! 

You will be working in the Hertfordshire community with individuals with a range of differing needs and or requirements, these individuals may need support during office hours in the week or ad hoc support on weekends. This role in particular requires you to hold a valid UK driving licence with the use of your own vehicle. It would also be great if you have BSL skills / knowledge, and /or previous tactile hands-on signing experience.

 

(Below are the 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:

Hitchin (Hertfordshire) 4hrs per week 

 

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

Does this sound like you?

 

Community Support Worker / Communictaor Guide, Watford Benefits:

  • Hours to suit you
  • Various locations available in the community for more hours 
  • 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 / Communictaor Guide, Watford 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 / Communictaor Guide, Watford Desired Eperiences:

  • This role requires 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 and where necessary develop new skills to enable communication through sign and symbols.
  • BSL skills / knowledge is required., previous tactile hands-on signing experience would be desired. 
  • 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.

 

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 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.

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:  https://www.sense.org.uk/about-us/equality-and-diversity/

Healthcare – Social care – Support work – Children – Adults – Disabilities – Nursing – medical – Communicator – BSL - multi sensory impairments -  learning difficulties – community – part time – full time – care assistant

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