Female Senior Support Worker (Intervenor) - Driver Essential

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Exeter, Devon
£17,018 - £18,755 per annum (£8.73 - £9.62 per hour)
11 Sep 2017
24 Sep 2017
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We are looking for reliable and motivated people to join our team of Senior Support Worker (Intervenors) in Exeter. You will have great communication skills allowing you to make a difference to the lives of people we support.

Title: Female Senior Support Worker* (Intervenor) (Driver Essential)
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Hours: 37.5 hours per week (full time)
Location: Exeter Devon
Contract type: Permanent, Casual
Salary: £17,018 - £18,755 per annum (£8.25 - £9.62 per hour)
Sense salary points: 19 - 22

We have several fantastic opportunities including full time (37.5 hours per week) and casual; the full time role is offered on a fixed term basis until November 2018. Our casual/ bank arrangements attract an hourly rate of £8.25 are very flexible and can fit around your life.

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.

You will provide 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 is really varied dependant on the needs of the individual, the nature of the sensory impairment and the ways they wish to communicate. 

This support may be provided in someone's home, their local community or work setting and personal care may be required.

*For genuine occupational reason we are looking to appoint a female only (exemption under the Equality Act 2010 Part 1 Schedule 9).

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

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

For an informal chat about the roles available please come along to the Exeter Job Fair, where we will be between 9.30am - 2pm. Corn Exchange, Market Street, Exeter, EX1.

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.

Sense has a proven record of offering high quality, pioneering services. 

Working 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 24 September 2017
Interview date: Monday 2 October 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 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.