Children's Community Support Worker - Various hours available

Reference number: 47941

Title: Children's Community Support Worker - Various hours available

Location: Trafford & Manchester

Salary: £9.75 per hour

Hours: 4 - 20 hours per week

Closing date: Sunday 21 August 2022

Interview date: As suitable applications are received.

Contract type: Permanent, Temporary, Casual, Fixed Term

Job advert:

 

Could you be a Sense Support Worker?

Sense now has a fantastic opportunity for Support Workers to join our amazing team at our Trafford & Manchester services.

We have various contracts available working on a part time basis from 4 – 20 hours per week including Saturdays and flexible relief bank opportunities.

The ‘Get Out There’ Clubs provide support for children and young people who still live at home with their families. We work to promote communication skills, life skills, mobility, and access to the community. This will include assisting participation in various activities, supporting with personal care, promoting independence both at home and in the community, providing short periods of respite for families and carers.

As a GOT Support Worker, you will provide support alongside other support workers and/or volunteer-led activities for children and young people with complex needs, which may include sensory impairments, additional learning, and physical disabilities and/or autism. The day-to-day role will vary dependent on the needs of the individual, the nature of the sensory impairment and the ways they wish to communicate.

Activities include football, dance, gym visits, boxing, bowling, shopping, trips out to farms, soft play, fishing, dog walking and volunteering in charity shops with a young person. Our Saturday group also do things like pizza making, messy play, arts and crafts, music workshops, water play, sensory activities.

We are looking for enthusiastic people to support on weekdays, school holidays and Saturday mornings. We will assess your availability/ suitability and match you with an individual/s to support. 

If you are 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, then please do get in touch.

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?

 

Skills and Experiences

Essential:

  • Have a Valid UK driving licence and use of your own vehicle.

Desirable:

  • Experience is not necessary, but knowledge of working with individuals with complex needs would be beneficial.
  • Willing and able to accompany/participate in leisure activities of the person’s choice.
  • Full person specification is attached below.

 

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 

About Sense

For everyone living with complex disabilities. For everyone who is deafblind. Sense is here to help people communicate and experience the world.

Working as a Children's Community Support Worker 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.

For an informal discussion about this role, please contact Recruitment@sense.org.uk

No agencies please, any applications without prior approval will be treated as our own, as such, no fee will be payable.

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.

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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