Communicator Guide / Support Worker - Saturdays only

Reference number: 47693

Title: Communicator Guide / Support Worker - Saturdays only

Location: Liverpool

Salary: £9.79 per hour

Hours: 4 hours per week - Saturdays only

Closing date: Sunday 24 July 2022

Interview date: TBC

Contract type: Permanent

Job advert:

 

​Could you be a Sense Communicator Guide?

We have an exciting opportunity for a Communicator Guide/ Support Worker to join our fantastic Community Service in Liverpool.  This is a permanent role, working 4 hours per week on Saturdays with potential for additional hours.

Usual hours of work are between 10am-4pm 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.

You will support an individual out in the community to participate in social activities with their family.  The individual would love support to go on day trips, shopping, to the park and other social family activities. No day is the same so this is a fantastic position for an adventurous support worker!

You should be prepared to support a manual wheelchair user and should have the physical ability to push a wheelchair. Candidate and the individual may be accompanied by family members when out in the community, including travelling together. The purpose of the role is to provide a high quality, reliable support service, personalised to suit the individual. To promote independence, choice and enhance inclusion within the community. 

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 will help to take part in a wide range of special interests and activities that support their health and wellbeing. You will be supporting an independent individual, living in their own home.

You must have a valid UK driving licence with access to your own vehicle to transport the client to various activities.

Are you looking for an incredibly rewarding and valuable job role, where you can receive great training and development, a supportive work environment, generous leave arrangements and employee benefits and access to a pension scheme?

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!

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 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
  • £350 Employee referral scheme
  • Health and well-being support
  • Pension Scheme
  • Discount scheme 

 

Key skills and experience:

  • 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.
  • Knowledge of BSL would be desired but is not essential. 
  • Experience of supporting individuals with complex needs is desirable.
  • Full job description and 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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