Communicator Guide (Various hours)

Reference number: 47428

Title: Communicator Guide (Various hours)

Location: Tamworth

Salary: £9.79 per hour

Hours: From 4 hours per week

Closing date: Sunday 12 June 2022

Interview date: As suitable applications are received

Contract type: Permanent

Job advert:

​Could you be a Sense Communicator Guide?

Sense are looking for a great communicator to join our team as a Communicator Guide in Tamworth, Staffordshire.

This is a permanent role, with contracts available from 4 hours per week. This is a growing service and more hours may become available.

As a Communicator Guide, you will support people to access their wider communities, providing sensory support to ensure that individuals with dual-sensory loss can be as independent as possible. 

Some of things you may be supporting the Deafblind individuals with include:

  • Safe use of local public transport
  • Shopping
  • Attending appointments
  • Visiting places of interest or leisure facilities
  • Participating in social activities, joining social groups, or maintaining contacts with friends
  • Maintaining their hobbies

In this role, you may also provide communication support to people in their home, including supporting with reading and responding to their post or making telephone calls.

Our rotas are usually consistent and do not change from week to week. You may be required to work on Saturdays.

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. 

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:

  • You require a full  UK license and must be willing to drive your own vehicle.
  • Experience of supporting individuals with complex needs is desirable.
  • Previous experiencing supporting individuals with sensory loss or additional communication needs, or an interest to learn this is essential.
  • Experience supporting people with Sensory loss and Guiding 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.

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/

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

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Candidate guidelines: Download the candidate guidelines

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