Communication Facilitator

Reference number: 47411

Title: Communication Facilitator

Location: Powys

Salary: £9.79 per hour

Hours: Various available up to 20 hours per week

Closing date: Monday 13 June 2022

Interview date: To be confirmed

Contract type: Permanent

Job advert:

​Could you be a Sense Communication Facilitator?

We now have an exciting opportunity for a Communication Facilitator to join our fantastic Community Service in Powys.  This is a permanent role, with various part time hours available to suit up to 20 hours per week with potential for additional hours.

Usual hours of work are between 9am-5pm and occasionally out of hours support may also be required.

Our Community Service provides valuable support for individuals with sensory loss to live the life they want, providing support which is led by the individual to reduce their social isolation and minimise any risks to homelessness. 

You will be working with people in a service which supports individuals in an ‘on demand’ pattern.  There is a lot of travel involved for this role so you will need your own transport and be willing to travel around Powys, Mid Wales.

The duties are varied, and no two days will be the same. The people we support are individuals and they are all treated as such. As a general guide, you may support individuals with sensory needs help to take part in a wide range of special interests and activities that support their health and wellbeing.

Here’s what some of our wonderful staff have to say about working for Powys Community Service:

“Very rewarding work where every day is different and each day you leave work with great satisfaction knowing you have helped someone”

“So much variety can be working from home, the car, the café meeting lovely people with great sense of humour”

Does this sound right for you?

In return for your hard work you will receive a wide range of benefits including:

  • 24 days’ holiday + bank holiday entitlement (pro rata); 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
  • £350 Employee referral scheme
  • Health and well-being support
  • Pension Scheme
  • Discount scheme 

Your duties can include:

  • To support individuals within the 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:

  • You require a full manual UK license and have use of your own car
  • 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. 
  • Willingness to learn BSL
  • Knowledge of multi sensory impairments / learning difficullties is beneficial.
  • 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.

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/jobs/equality-diversity-and-inclusion-in-recruitment/

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