Senior Support Worker (Intervenor) - Driver Essential

Gunnislake, Cornwall
£17,018 - £18,755 per annum pro rata (£8.73 - £9.62 per hour)
10 Jan 2017
29 Jan 2017
Contract Type
Part Time

We are looking for motivated people to join our professional team of Senior Support Workers (Intervenors) in Gunnislake, Cornwall. We have an opportunity to work 9 hours per week (part time) on a permanent basis. We also have various opportunities to work on a casual basis.

Title: Senior Support Worker (Intervenor) - Driver Essential
Reference number: 41740
Hours: Part time and casual hours available
Location: Gunnislake, Cornwall
Contract type: Permanent, Casual
Salary: £17,018 - £18,755 per annum pro rata (£8.73 - £9.62 per hour)
Sense salary points: 19 - 22

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.

Our casual/ bank arrangements are very flexible and can fit around your life. We are looking for people with a wide range of availability and have shifts available in the days, nights, evenings and weekends.

About Sense
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.

About the role
As a Senior Support Worker (Intervenor) you will support people with congenital deafblindness and perhaps associated disabilities or complex needs. You will 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.

Flexibility is needed as working times do vary and can include evenings, weekends and school holiday periods; we will however provide you with a rota in advance so you can plan your life accordingly.

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

About you and what we offer

The ideal candidate will have achieved, or be willing to work toward, a Level 3 Diploma in Health & Social Care (or equivalent). You will have had experience of working with and providing practical support to, people with learning disabilities and / or multisensory impairments. It is desirable to have a BSL qualification.

The successful candidate will have had experience of facilitating a person centred review, and ideally of using a range of person centred planning tools.

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: Sunday 29 January 2017
Interview date: Monday 6 February 2017
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' button. You will be directed to our website where you can download the information pack and complete the application form.

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.