Female Senior Support Worker* (Communicator Guide)...

Recruiter
Sense
Location
West Midlands Region
Salary
Competitive
Posted
17 Jun 2017
Expires
21 Jun 2017
Contract Type
Permanent
We're looking for a reliable and motivated person to join our professional team, as a Senior Support Worker (Communicator Guide) in Northampton, within a community setting. This opportunity is to work various hours per week on a casual basis. 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.

Title: Female Senior Support Worker* (Communicator Guide) (Driver Essential)
Reference number: 42028
Hours: Various casual hours available
Location: Northampton
Contract type: Casual
Salary: GBP17,018 - GBP18,755 per annum pro rata (GBP8.73 - GBP9.62 per hour)
Sense salary points: 19 - 22

As a Communicator Guide you will offer support to a multi-sensory impaired lady. You will support her to do the things she wants to do - not to do things for her. You'll be there to act as her eyes and ears - to make sure that communication is clear and that she is able to move around safely.

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 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

Communicator Guides offer guiding skills, practical help and communication support to people with acquired deafblindness. Your role will include: supporting with her correspondence, accessing the internet, shopping, social opportunities, swimming and supporting with housework/preparing meals. You will also enable her to carry out her role and responsibilities as a parent to her active young daughter.

You must be able and willing to work flexible hours to suit the service requirements and have the ability to work on your own initiative. Initially we are looking to cover most Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays between 3.30pm - 7.30pm. However these hours are not guaranteed.

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

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

About you

We would like to hear from you if you have experience of working with vulnerable people, and ideally have experience of working with people with a sensory impairment.

A willingness to develop your skills in all communication methods is an essential part of this role. You will need to be able to creatively solve problems that may arise using a person-centred approach and ideally have experience of using person-centred planning tools.

You must be enthusiastic, adaptable and friendly with a commitment to ensuring the individual you work with get the best out of their lives.

The ideal candidate will hold, or be willing to work towards, a Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care or equivalent.

Closing date: Sunday 2 July 2017
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 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.