Children's Support Worker - Variety Of Opportunities Available!

Reference number: 48058

Title: Children's Support Worker - Variety Of Opportunities Available!

Location: Radstock

Salary: £10.79 per hour

Hours: From 8 hours per week

Closing date: Thursday 11 August 2022

Interview date: TBC

Contract type: Permanent, Temporary, Fixed Term, Casual

Job advert:

 

 

Looking for a new challenge?

 

Work with Sense and make a real difference to the lives of people with complex disabilities and their families.

A Unique position has become available, We are looking for a Children's One to one Support Worker in the Radstock area.  

Working anywhere from 8 hours per week, this could be 1 - 5 shifts a week depending on your availability / suitability. We also have casual contracts available for you to build up your skills before taking on a permenant positions.

You don’t need to have an existing qualification within formal care, or have worked with children before, as you will receive a full induction and training into working with children with multisensory impairments and disabilities. 

You may have cared for a family member in the past, and felt the reward? Or be a genuinely caring person looking to help positively impact a Childs life? 

 

We’re looking for enthusiastic applicants who are:

  • Positive, with a can-do attitude.
  • Caring and empathetic.
  • Passionate about enhancing other people’s lives.
  • Willing to work towards a Level 2 Diploma in health and social care or equivalent (or already have one). 

 

Here in Radstock, You will support a child with multi sensory impairment and complex needs in their home and within the community.  This individual loves to get out and see the world and are very adventurous, they are located in the gorgeous countryside of Radstock so woodland walks are just one thing you will be doing. Trips to Longleat Safari parks and the Aquarium are also just a few of your duties! More than anything the individual loves music and to sing, but don't worry we aren't looking for you to have a good voice! No day is the same so a fantastic position for an adventurous support worker!

The individual has access to their own vehicle so having a full UK drivers license may be beneficial when travelling within the community, but is not essential. 

 

No two days will be the same

 

This role in Radstock might include:

  • To support a child within the individuals home, and 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.

 

The general working hours for this position can vary depending on your availability, Monday - Friday, 2pm - 10pm. Saturday & Sunday 8am - 10pm. With the weekend shifts being longer we are able to split this into a morning & afternoon shift between two sense workers, depending on your desired hours of working. There is also potential for additional hours during the school holidays, you may even be studying yourself and only be looking to pick up work during your school holidays? Then this could work perfectly for you. We are able to be flexible with shifts so would love to discuss your options and hear from you

 

Why work for Sense?

Sense is a national disability charity supporting everyone who is deafblind or has complex disabilities. We believe everyone should be able to take part in life, no matter their disability.

Our work empowers thousands of people who are deafblind or have complex disabilities to communicate, experience the world and fulfill 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.

 
Benefits

  • Variety of Contracts available 
  • Day trips to Longleat, Aquarium 
  • One to One support, personal rapport 
  • Flexible working hours to suit you 
  • 24 days of annual leave plus bank holidays.
  • Matched pension contributions up to 5%.
  • Free life assurance policy.
  • Cashback and discounts on high street brands (and 10% off at Sense charity shops!).
  • Cycle to work scheme.
  • Travel season ticket loans.
  • Enhanced sick pay.
  • Free DBS check if your role needs one.
  • A £350 refer-a-friend scheme.
  • Flexible working arrangements.
  • Free access to over 100 online and face-to-face training courses, including the care certificate.
  • Ongoing development opportunities (such as our award winning Growing Stronger Leaders Together programme).

 
Ready to make a difference?

 

To apply section:

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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