Community Childrens Support Worker - intervenor

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Reference number: 47551

Title: Community Childrens Support Worker - intervenor

Location: Bristol & South Gloucester

Salary: £10.79 per hour

Hours: Flexible – Part time hours available

Closing date: Thursday 30 June 2022

Interview date: TBC

Contract type: Permanent

Job advert:

Could you be a Sense Children's Community Support Worker?

Sense have some fantastic opportunities wihtin the Community Services, for Children's Community Support Workers in the Bristol / South Gloucester area. These are permanent positions working Flexible – Part time hours to suit you. A job share arrangement or changes to the hours can be considered in order to meet the needs of the individuals we support and you. Part time hours are available in term time with additional hours can be offered in school holidays and as relief.

As a Sense intervenor you will provide support to children and young adults who have been born with sight and hearing impairments (congenital deafblindness), often with additional needs. An intervenor helps the individual to experience and join in the world around them as much as possible. Promoting their personal and social development, encouraging independence and supporting their communication.

Within this specific Intervenor role you will support children at home and to access the community, for this reason we require you currently hold a full UK drivers license and have access to your own vehicle. You will be working either 2:1 or 1:1, depending on the child’s needs, Support involves personal care along with administration of medication. We are looking for people to join our team of adaptable and motivated staff. You should have great communication skills and should want to help make a difference to the lives of the people we support. As you are providing support to children out of school hours, you should be available over weekends and after school hours

Does this sound right for you?

 

Community Support Worker, Bristol / South Gloucester, Benefits:

  • Flexible part time hours 
  • Paid Mileage and travel time 
  • Providing 2:1 &1:1 support 
  • 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 £350
  • Health and well-being support
  • Pension Scheme
  • Discount scheme 

 

Community Support Worker, Bristol / South Gloucester, Duties:

  • Available to provide support during weekends and after school hours
  • To support children / young adults within their homes 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.

 

Community Support Worker, Bristol / South Gloucester, Desired Experience:

  • It is essential for you to have a full UK license with the use of your own vehicle.
  • 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. 
  • 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/about-us/equality-and-diversity/

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