Female Senior Support Worker* (Intervenor) (Driver Essential)
We are looking for reliable and motivated people to join our team of Senior Support Worker (Intervenors) in Torbay. You will have great communication skills allowing you to make a difference to the lives of people we support.
We have several fantastic opportunities including full time (37.5 hours per week) and various part time positions. These roles are offered on a fixed term basis until November 2018. We also have various casual opportunities which attract an hourly rate of GBP8.25 and are very flexible to fit around your life.
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.
Sense is a national charity that supports people who are deafblind, those with sensory impairments and those with complex needs, to enjoy more independent lives.
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.
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.
*For genuine occupational reason we are looking to appoint females only (exemption under the Equality Act 2010 Part 1 Schedule 9).
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 an informal chat about the roles available please come along to the Torbay and South Devon Jobs Fair, where we will be on Friday 6th October at 9.30am-1pm at Torquay Town Hall Assembly Rooms. For more information, please follow the link via the button below.
For an informal discussion about this role, please contact: Rachael Robb.
No agencies please.
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.
Sense is an Equal Opportunities Employer and is committed to ensuring that all staff are motivated, skilled and rewarded by their work.