Senior Support Worker - Intervenor

Recruiter
Sense
Location
Plymouth, Devon
Salary
£8.73 - £9.62 per hour
Posted
05 Oct 2018
Closes
01 Nov 2018
Ref
152066_S_42907
Contract Type
Permanent

Sense are looking for a reliable and motivated person to join our professional team as a Senior Support Worker (Intervenor) in Plymouth.

This a part time position, working 4 hours after school hours every Wednesday, and 4 hours every other Sunday. Additional hours will be available during school holidays.

Title: Senior Support Worker (Intervenor)
Reference number:
42907
Hours: Average 6 hours per week
Location: Plymouth
Contract type: Permanent
Salary: £8.73 - £9.62 per hour

About the role 
An Intervenor provides one-to-one support to children who have been born with sight and hearing impairments (congenital deafblindness), often with additional needs. The Intervenor helps the individual to experience and join in the world around them as much as possible. They promote their personal and social development, encourage independence and support their communication.

This job role will be to support a 15-year-old in Plymouth. Typical activities will involve supporting the individual to access the community and encourage the child's communication and social interaction.

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.

The successful candidate must be available to work flexibly across the week, be available after school and during school holiday periods.

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

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 1 November 2018
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 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.