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Senior Support Worker (Intervenor)

Posted 5 April by Sense Ended

We are looking for reliable and motivated people with great communication skills to join our professional team as a Senior Support Worker (Intervenor) across the Hertfordshire and Greater London Areas.

Senior Support Worker (Intervenor) - Driver Essential
Ref: 42535
Hours: Various casual hours available
Location: Multiple sites within Hertfordshire and Greater London Areas
Contract type: Temporary, Casual
Salary: £8.98 - £10.47 per hour dependent on experience (Inc. London allowance)

We have a number of flexible opportunities to work various days or hours per week.

In addition, we are looking for a fixed term (maternity cover) to work in Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire until February 2018. You will support a child who has multi-sensory impairments for three hours, one afternoon per week after school.

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.

Maternity cover post - We are looking for a candidate with a fun and outgoing personality who has a passion for supporting individuals to develop their own independence, communication skills and confidence. You would ideally have experience with Braille, however it could be a fantastic chance for you to learn new skills in this area.

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

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 19 April 2018
Interview date: Thursday 3 May 2018
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 Now' button. You will be directed to our 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.

Required skills

  • Braille
  • Level 3 Diploma in Health & Social Care
  • BSL level one
  • Learning disabilities and / or multisensory impairments

Reference: 34834632

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