Female Senior Support Worker* (Intervenor)
We're looking for a reliable and motivated person to join our professional team as a Female Senior Support Worker (Intervenor) in Exeter within a Community setting.
Reference number: 42150
Hours: Full time, part time and casual hours available
Contract type: Permanent, Temporary
Salary: £17,018 - £18,755 per annum (£8.73 - £9.62 per hour)
Sense salary points: 19 - 22
We have the opportunity to work 37.5 hours per week (full time) on a temporary basis. We also have a number of flexible permanent part time and casual roles available. 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.
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 is an essential requirement for these roles.
*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.
Closing date: Sunday 3 September 2017
Interview date: Thursday 14 September 2017
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 on Website' 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 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.