Community Support Worker / Intervenor

Reference number: 47587

Title: Community Support Worker / Intervenor

Location: Hemel Hempstead

Salary: £11.18 per hour Includes outer London allowance

Hours: 2 hours per week

Closing date: Thursday 7 July 2022

Interview date: As suitable applications are received.

Contract type: Permanent

Job advert:

 

Could you be a Sense Community Support Worker / Intervenor?

Sense have a fantastic opportunity for a Community Support Worker / Intervenor to join us in Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire. Sense are offering an intervenor £11.18 per hour (Includes outer london Allowance) Fancy taking your first step into the care sector? This could be for you!

As an Intervenor you will provide support for children and adults, the individual’s families and siblings; this is through providing respite, advice and knowledge to guide them through the challenges and developments they might experience. 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.

Your role is to ensure these individuals experience the life they choose to. By promoting their personal and social development, encouraging independence, and supporting their communication. Within this unique post you will be working 2 hours per week supporting on a 1:1 basis. The individual would like support to access the community – they enjoy swimming and being active. You will also support them with engaging and participating in different sensory activities in their home. Such as communication skills using, clear speech, signs and pictures.

 

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!

 

Further Hertfordshire Community Roles Available:

  • Buntingfrod - 4hrs per week 2x2 hrs sessions after school 
  • Hatfield – 4hrs per week 
  • Welwyn Garden City - 6 hrs per week (4hrs weekend  and 2hrs after school) 
  • Welwyn Garden city - 4hrs per week 
  • Abbots Langley  - 2 hrs per week

 

Community Support Worker / Intervenor, Hemel Hempstead, Benefits:

  • Part time Hours - 2 hours per week (option to pick up further hours if wanted)
  • 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 £350
  • Health and well-being support
  • Pension Scheme
  • Discount scheme 

 

Community Support Worker / Intervenor, Hemel Hempstead, Duties:

  • Day to day activities led by the needs and aspirations of the people / person you'll be supporting.
  • Enabling an independent lifestyle.
  • To support individuals within their homes and in 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.

 

Community Support Worker / Intervenor, Hemel Hempstead, Desired Experiences:

  • It is essential for you to have a full UK license 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.
  • 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.
  • 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

Job description: Download the job description

Candidate guidelines: Download the candidate guidelines

Additional documentation: Download the additional documentation

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