Senior Support Workers (Intervenors)

Recruiter
Sense
Location
Plymouth, Devon
Salary
£9.08 per hour
Posted
29 Apr 2019
Closes
15 May 2019
Ref
153474_S
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Part Time

Sense are looking for a reliable and motivated person to join our professional team as a Senior Support Worker (Intervenor) in Plymouth working 6 hours per week on a permanent basis within a Community setting.

Title: Senior Support Workers (Intervenors)
Ref:
43143
Reference number: 43143
Title: Senior Support Workers (Intervenors)
Hours: Part time, 6 hours per week
Location: Plymouth
Contract type: Permanent
Salary: £9.08 per hour

We are looking for people to join our team of adaptable and motivated individuals with great communication skills to help make a difference to the lives of the people we support.

An Intervenor provides one-to-one support to a child or adult who has been born with sight and hearing impairments – known as congenital deafblindness. The day-to-day role of an Intervenor varies dependent on the needs of the individual, the nature of the sensory impairment and the ways they wish to communicate.

About the role

As an Intervenor (Senior Support Worker) you will be to enable the individual to experience and join in the world around them as much as possible. This will be done by promoting the person’s social and personal development, encouraging their independent skills and facilitating their communication.

This support may be provided in someone’s home, their local community or work setting and personal care may be required.

The hours are as follows: 

  • Tuesday evenings 3.15-6.15pm
  • Alternate Sundays 11am- 5pm
  • Outside of school term there will be up to 21 hours a week available. 

A full UK driving licence and use of your own vehicle is an essential requirement for this role.

About you 

The ideal candidate will have achieved, or be willing to work toward, a Level 3 Diploma in Health & Social Care (or equivalent) and also BSL level one or possess native sign language skills. You will have had experience of working with and providing practical support to, people with learning disabilities and / or multisensory impairments.

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.

Sense has a proven record of offering high quality, pioneering services. 

Working as a 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.

Closing date: Wednesday 15 May 2019
Interview date: To be confirmed
To start: To be discussed at interview

TO APPLY AND FOR MORE INFORMATION:

If you would like to find out more about this position and to apply, please click the Apply button. You will be directed to our website where you can download the information pack and complete the application process.

As we say in our Equality and Diversity pledge, we want to ensure people are given the opportunity to realise their potential with us. So, if you have a disability which prevents you from driving but you are interested in a role where our advert says driving is required, please get in touch with us to discuss your application. We encourage you to apply for the role and we will try to make any adjustments to the role that may be possible.

We would recommend that you read the candidate guidelines and job description (available on our website) before applying. If you are a disabled candidate and require a hard copy pack or a different format for example large print, Braille or audio, further details can be found on our website.

Sense is an Equal Opportunities Employer and is committed to ensuring that all staff are motivated, skilled and rewarded by their work.  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 are subject to a number of checks including an enhanced DBS check where appropriate.

No agencies please.