Senior Support Worker (Communicator Guide)

17118.00 - 18943.00 GBP Annual
27 Jul 2018
20 Aug 2018
Contract Type
Part Time
Sense are looking for a reliable and motivated person to join our professional team as a Senior Support Worker (Communicator Guide) in the Southampton area. We have a total of 16 hours available for two candidates to job share, likely on an 8 hour per week split. This is a fixed term position, working until January 2020.

Senior Support Worker (Communicator Guide)
Ref: 42772
Hours: 8 hours per week
Location: Southampton
Contract type: Fixed Term
Salary: GBP17,118 - GBP18,943 per annum, pro rata (GBP8.81 - GBP9.71 per hour)

About the role

Communicator Guides offer support to people who have developed sight and hearing impairments, often as they get older; you will support the individual to do the things they want to do - not to do things for them. You'll be there to act as the eyes and ears of the individual - to make sure that communication is clear and that they are able to move around safely.

These positions are to support individuals in their own home and local community. You will assist with communication, providing access to leisure activities in the local area and assisting with tasks such as visiting the doctors and shopping. Due to the communication needs of these individuals we are looking for candidates with British Sign Language skills to a level 3 or equivalent.

About you

We would like to hear from you if you have experience of working with vulnerable people, and ideally have experience of working with people with a sensory impairment.

A willingness to develop your skills in all communication methods is an essential part of this role. You will need to be able to creatively solve problems that may arise using a person-centred approach and ideally have experience of using person-centred planning tools.

You must be enthusiastic, adaptable and friendly with a commitment to ensuring the individual you work with get the best out of their lives. The ideal candidate will hold, or be willing to work towards, a Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care or equivalent.

About Sense

Sense is a national disability charity that supports people with complex communication needs to be understood, connected and valued.

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: Thursday 16 August 2018
Interview date: To be confirmed
To start: To be discussed at interview


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

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 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.

No agencies please