Female Communicator Guide / Support Worker
- 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
- To support individuals / groups within 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.
- For genuine occupational reasons we are looking to appoint a Female candidate only (exemption under the Equality Act 2010 Part 1 Schedule 9).
- You require a full UK license and must be willing/able to drive your own vehicle.
- Knowledge of or qualification in British Sign Language or similar is desirable but not essential ( BSL / Makaton etc.)
- Full person specification is attached below.
Reference number: 48020
Title: Female Communicator Guide / Support Worker
Location: Great Barr, Birmingham
Salary: £9.79 per hour
Hours: 8 hours per week
Closing date: Sunday 28 August 2022
Interview date: As suitable applications are received
Contract type: Permanent
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 Great Barr, Birmingham.
This is a permanent role, working 8 hours per week. The shift patterns vary and this will be discussed during your interview.
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 such as visiting deaf social events, Cinema, Bowling and Cafe's. You will also helping them with tasks such as collecting the children from school, reading to children, and attending sports or educational activities.
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 must have a valid UK driving licence with access to your own vehicle to support the individual in the community
Does this sound right for you?
In return for your hard work you will receive a wide range of benefits including:
Your duties can include:
Your required skills and experiences:
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.
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 email@example.com
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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