Senior Support Workers (Intervenors)
Could you help some amazing people to communicate, express themselves and connect with the world?
Title: Senior Support Workers (Intervenors)
Reference number: 43250
Hours: Various part time hours available
Contract type: Permanent
Salary: £9.08 per hour
We’re looking for reliable and motivated people to join our professional team as a Senior Support Workers (Intervenors) in Exeter. We have various full and part time roles available and can be flexible with what we can offer. Let us know what works for you. 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 dependant 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.
A full UK driving licence and use of your own vehicle is an essential requirement for this role.
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.
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
Please Note: If you have a disability which prevents you from driving but you are interested in a role where our advert says driving is required, we encourage you to apply for the role and we will try to make any adjustments to the role that may be possible.
TO APPLY AND FOR MORE INFORMATION:
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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.