Sense

Sense Swansea, UK
Aug 15, 2018
Full time
Sense are looking for a reliable and motivated person to join our professional team as a Senior Support Worker (Communicator Guide) in Swansea. This is a part time role working 16 hours per week in a community setting. Senior Support Worker (Communicator Guide) Ref: 42783 Hours: 16 hours per week, part time Location: Swansea Contract type: Permanent Salary: £8.33 per hour About the role Communicator Guides offer support to people who have developed sight and hearing impairments, often as they get older; you will support the individual to do the things they want to do - not to do things for them. You'll be there to act as the eyes and ears of the individual - to make sure that communication is clear and that they are able to move around safely. The support you provide may be in someone's home, their local community or work setting. This role will involve supporting a number of people across Swansea to access the community, maintain their independence, access local cafes, hospital appointments, support them with correspondence etc. The individuals you will be supporting use different methods of communication, so you will need to commit to work towards Level 1 and Level 2 in British Sign Language, and be able to communicate with people in clear, spoken English. You must be able to work flexible hours to suit the service requirements and have the ability to work on your own initiative. A full UK driving licence and use of your own vehicle is an essential requirement for this role. 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. 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 16 August 2018 Interview date: To be confirmed To start: To be discussed at interview To Apply and for More Information: If you would like to apply and find out more about this position, please click the Apply button to be directed to our website to download the application form/information pack and other relevant documents. 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.
Sense Birmingham, UK
Aug 15, 2018
Full time
Sense are looking for a reliable and motivated person to join our professional team as a Senior Support Worker (Intervenor) in Birmingham. This a part time post working 10 hours per week in a Community setting. Title: Senior Support Worker (Intervenor) (Driver Essential) Reference Number: 42765 Hours: 10 hours per week Location: Birmingham Contract type: Permanent Salary: £17,118 - £18,943 per annum, pro rata (£8.81 - £9.71 per hour) About the role An Intervenor provides one-to-one support to a child 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. 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. About you The ideal candidate will have achieved, or be willing to work toward, a Level 2 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. A full UK driving licence is an essential requirement for this role. About us 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: Sunday 19 August 2018 Interview date: Tuesday 28 August 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 button to be directed to the Sense website where you can download the Job Description and complete the application process. 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 more information is available 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. No agencies please.
Sense Selly Oak, Birmingham B29, UK
Aug 15, 2018
Sense are looking for a reliable and motivated person to join our new education service at our purpose built centre, TouchBase Pears, in Selly Oak, Birmingham. This is a part time role working 21 hours per week , Monday to Wednesday, 38 weeks a year. Title: Education Support Worker Reference number: 42778 Hours: 21 hours per week, part time Location: Selly Oak, Birmingham Contract type: Permanent Salary: £16,249 per annum (pro rata) - £8.33 per hour About the role The successful applicant will work with people who have dual or single sensory impairment, learning disabilities and / or autism. The role involves providing a person centred approach to meet communication, information and mobility needs through the development of learning plans to reduce isolation, promote community involvement and support individuals to access a range of activities. As an Education Support Worker you will support people to be as involved as possible in every part of their day to day lives so that they can be full and active members of society. You will work closely with learners to achieve the long term goals identified in their Individual Learning Plans. About you Previous experience of working with people who have a sensory impairment, autism or learning disability would be an advantage, as would knowledge of BSL, Makaton or other methods of communication however, training will be provided. It is essential that you are able to work effectively as part of a team whilst demonstrating your own initiative. You will have had experience of person centred planning, keeping records up to date and providing personal care. GCSE Grade C or above (or equivalent) in English and Maths is an essential requirement for this role. About us 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 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 26 August 2018 Interview date: Thursday 6 September 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' 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 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.
Sense Rotherham, UK
Aug 15, 2018
Full time
About the role Sense has a great opportunity for passionate and dedicated individuals to join our team as a Support Worker in our services in Rotherham. We have a number of full and part time positions available working up to 37.5 hours per week . These opportunities are based in our two Sense Centres in Rotherham. You can read more about our centres by clicking here or select the 'additional documentation' link to view the 'Service One Page Profile', this provides more information on the role and the service in which it is based. As a Support Worker you will support and enable people to live the life they choose: to make choices, to express themselves and live as independently as possible. Your patient support and encouragement will assist individuals to run their own lives as much as possible - helping with personal care, assisting them to access activities, engage with the community or visit a local café. Sense also supports people to take part in some of our amazing arts and wellbeing activities - from dance to music making, swimming to rock climbing. We also have casual (bank) opportunities in this area attracting an hourly rate of £7.83. About you Whilst experience is not a requirement for this role, knowledge of working with people who have a sensory impairment, autism or a learning disability is an advantage, as is a driving licence and use of your own car. Flexibility is needed as working times do vary and may evenings and weekends; we will however provide you with a rota in advance so you can plan your life accordingly. About us 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. Our selection process aims to make sure that the role is right for you and you are right for us. It involves completing an online application form, taking part in a value based interview/assessment process and visiting one of our services. If you would like more information on the role, please contact Joe Clayton via , or Angham Ahmed via . No agencies please.
Sense Derby, UK
Aug 15, 2018
Full time
About the role Sense are currently recruiting for an Assistant Shop Manager to work 15 hours per week in Derby. We are looking for a capable, reliable person to help lead and support a small, enthusiastic team of volunteers, assisting the manager in running the shop and acting as Shop Manager in their absence. This will be a hands-on role involving the selection, pricing and presentation of donated stock and, of course, customer service. You will be an ambassador of Sense; raising vital funds for the charity and promoting who we are and what we do to the members of your local community. This is a great opportunity to make a real difference to the lives of people who find it difficult to communicate and connect with the world, especially those with sensory impairments. About You The successful applicant will need to be self-motivated, creative and positively committed to working in charity retail. You'll have experience of providing excellent customer service and motivating a team to do the same. You'll have an eye for detail and will ensure a safe, clean and inviting environment for customers, staff and volunteers. Previous experience of working in a retail environment is desirable. This position requires the applicant to be willing to work Bank Holidays and weekends as required. About us Sense is a national disability charity that supports people with complex communication needs to be understood, connected and valued. You can find out more about what it's like to work in a Sense shop here 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. For an informal discussion about this role, please contact Crispin On, No agencies please.
Sense Brinsworth, Rotherham S60, UK
Aug 14, 2018
Sense has a great opportunity for passionate and dedicated individuals to join our team as a Support Worker in our services in Rotherham. We have a number of full and part time positions available working up to 37.5 hours per week . Title: Specialist Support Workers Reference number: 42793 Hours: Full time, part time and casual opportunities Location: Rotherham Contract type: Permanent, Casual Salary: £15,756 per annum (pro rata) - £8.08 per hour About the role These opportunities are based in our two Sense Centres in Rotherham. You can read more about our centres on our website. As a Support Worker you will support and enable people to live the life they choose: to make choices, to express themselves and live as independently as possible. Your patient support and encouragement will assist individuals to run their own lives as much as possible - helping with personal care, assisting them to access activities, engage with the community or visit a local café. Sense also supports people to take part in some of our amazing arts and wellbeing activities - from dance to music making, swimming to rock climbing. We also have casual (bank) opportunities in this area attracting an hourly rate of £7.83. About you Whilst experience is not a requirement for this role, knowledge of working with people who have a sensory impairment, autism or a learning disability is an advantage, as is a driving licence and use of your own car. Flexibility is needed as working times do vary and may evenings and weekends; we will however provide you with a rota in advance so you can plan your life accordingly. About us 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. Our selection process aims to make sure that the role is right for you and you are right for us. It involves completing an online application form, taking part in a value based interview/assessment process and visiting one of our services. Closing date: Sunday 2 September 2018 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 Now button. You will be directed to the Sense website where you can download the information pack and complete the application process. 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.
Sense Rotherham, UK
Aug 14, 2018
Full time
Sense has a great opportunity for passionate and dedicated individuals to join our team as a Support Worker in our services in Rotherham. We have a number of full and part time positions available working up to 37.5 hours per week. Title: Specialist Support Workers Reference number: 42793 Hours: Full time, part time and casual opportunities Location: Rotherham Contract type: Permanent, Casual Salary: £15,756 per annum (pro rata) - £8.08 per hour About the role These opportunities are based in our two Sense Centres in Rotherham. You can read more about our centres on our website. As a Support Worker you will support and enable people to live the life they choose: to make choices, to express themselves and live as independently as possible. Your patient support and encouragement will assist individuals to run their own lives as much as possible - helping with personal care, assisting them to access activities, engage with the community or visit a local café. Sense also supports people to take part in some of our amazing arts and wellbeing activities - from dance to music making, swimming to rock climbing. We also have casual (bank) opportunities in this area attracting an hourly rate of £7.83. About you Whilst experience is not a requirement for this role, knowledge of working with people who have a sensory impairment, autism or a learning disability is an advantage, as is a driving licence and use of your own car. Flexibility is needed as working times do vary and may evenings and weekends; we will however provide you with a rota in advance so you can plan your life accordingly. About us 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. Our selection process aims to make sure that the role is right for you and you are right for us. It involves completing an online application form, taking part in a value based interview/assessment process and visiting one of our services. Closing date: Sunday 2 September 2018 Interview date: To be confirmed To start: To be discussed at interview TO APPLY AND FOR MORE INFORMATION: If you would like to apply and find out more about this position, please click the apply button to be directed to the Sense website where you can download the job description and complete the application process. 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.
Sense Birmingham, UK
Aug 11, 2018
Full time
Sense are looking for a reliable and motivated person to join our new education service at our purpose built centre, TouchBase Pears, in Selly Oak, Birmingham. This is a part time role working 21 hours per week, Monday to Wednesday, 38 weeks a year. Title: Education Support Worker Reference number: 42778 Hours: 21 hours per week, part time Location: Selly Oak, Birmingham Contract type: Permanent Salary: £16,249 per annum (pro rata) - £8.33 per hour About the role The successful applicant will work with people who have dual or single sensory impairment, learning disabilities and / or autism. The role involves providing a person centred approach to meet communication, information and mobility needs through the development of learning plans to reduce isolation, promote community involvement and support individuals to access a range of activities. As an Education Support Worker you will support people to be as involved as possible in every part of their day to day lives so that they can be full and active members of society. You will work closely with learners to achieve the long term goals identified in their Individual Learning Plans. About you Previous experience of working with people who have a sensory impairment, autism or learning disability would be an advantage, as would knowledge of BSL, Makaton or other methods of communication however, training will be provided. It is essential that you are able to work effectively as part of a team whilst demonstrating your own initiative. You will have had experience of person centred planning, keeping records up to date and providing personal care. GCSE Grade C or above (or equivalent) in English and Maths is an essential requirement for this role. About us 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 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 26 August 2018 Interview date: Thursday 6 September 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 button. You will be directed to the Sense website where you can download the information pack and complete the online application form. We would recommend that you read the candidate guidelines and job description (availalble 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.
Sense Birmingham, UK
Aug 11, 2018
Full time
Sense are looking for a passionate and dedicated Education Co-ordinator to join our team, in Selly Oak, Birmingham. This is a full time role working 37.5 hours per week. Education Co-ordinator Hours: 37.5 hours per week, full time Location: Selly Oak, Birmingham Contract type: Permanent Salary: £22,885 - £27,645 per annum About the role This is a great opportunity for a creative individual to join Sense as we establish a new education service at our purpose built centre TouchBase Pears. Working with individuals with a range of communication and sensory support needs, you will design, deliver, and asses personalised study programmes to promote communication, life skills and the wellbeing of our learners. Taking a person centred approach, your programme will support people to be as involved as possible in every part of their day to day lives so that they can be full and active members of society, reducing isolation and promoting community involvement through a range of activities. About you Our ideal candidate will hold a relevant degree or education qualification and you will have proven experience of working in a teaching environment. You will be an effective communicator and it would be fantastic if you have experience of supporting people with sensory impairments, learning disabilities and/or complex needs. A full UK driving licence and use of your own vehicle is an essential requirement for this role. About us 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 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 26 August 2018 Interview date: Thursday 6 September 2018 To start: To be discussed at interview To Apply and for More Information: If you would like to apply and find out more about this position, please click the apply button to be directed to our website where you can download the application form/information pack and other relevant documents. No agencies please.
Sense Manchester Central Library, St. Peter's Square, Manchester M2 5PD, UK
Aug 10, 2018
Full time
About the role Sense have an exciting opportunity for a dedicated and motivated individual to join our 'Get Out There' team to set up a brand new Social Group based in Manchester. This is a part time role working 16 hours per week, offered initially on a fixed term contract for 12 months after which the position will be reviewed. There will be the opportunity to increase working hours as the service grows. As a Social Group Co-ordinator you will recruit and lead a team of support workers and volunteers to offer support to children and young people with complex needs, which may include sensory impairments, additional learning or physical disabilities, or autism. You will enable them to enjoy more independent lives through social opportunities at weekends, after school and during school holidays, in community settings such as youth clubs or activity venues. To find out more information about our activity groups and the fun things we get up to click here. About you You will have experience working in a care setting and be keen to take on a team management role. You will be able to coordinate and plan a range of activities. Experience working with young people with complex communication and learning needs is desirable. You will have excellent communication skills, and the ability to liaise with the families, friends and schools of our service users. Good computer skills are necessary for the administrative aspects of this role, including use of the full Microsoft Office Suite. A full UK driving licence is desirable for this role. For an informal discussion about this role, please contact Ruth Bennett-Anderson via About us 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 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.
Sense Birmingham, UK
Aug 10, 2018
Full time
About the role Sense are looking for reliable and motivated people to join our professional team as a Senior Support Worker (Intervenor) in Birmingham. This a part time post working 10 hours per week in a Community setting. An Intervenor provides one-to-one support to a child 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. 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. About you The ideal candidate will have achieved, or be willing to work toward, a Level 2 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. A full UK driving licence is an essential requirement for this role. About us 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. No agencies please.
Sense Birmingham, UK
Aug 10, 2018
Full time
About the role Sense are looking for a passionate and dedicated Education Co-ordinator to join our team, in Selly Oak, Birmingham. This is a full time role working 37.5 hours per week. This is a great opportunity for a creative individual to join Sense as we establish a new education service at our purpose built centre TouchBase Pears . Working with individuals with a range of communication and sensory support needs, you will design, deliver, and asses personalised study programmes to promote communication, life skills and the wellbeing of our learners. Taking a person centred approach, your programme will support people to be as involved as possible in every part of their day to day lives so that they can be full and active members of society, reducing isolation and promoting community involvement through a range of activities. About you Our ideal candidate will hold a relevant degree or education qualification and you will have proven experience of working in a teaching environment. You will be an effective communicator and it would be fantastic if you have experience of supporting people with sensory impairments, learning disabilities and/or complex needs. A full UK driving licence and use of your own vehicle is an essential requirement for this role. About us 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 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.
Sense Birmingham, UK
Aug 10, 2018
Full time
About the role Sense are looking for a reliable and motivated person to join our new education service at our purpose built centre, TouchBase Pears , in Selly Oak, Birmingham. This is a part time role working 21 hours per week , Monday to Wednesday, 38 weeks a year. The successful applicant will work with people who have dual or single sensory impairment, learning disabilities and / or autism. The role involves providing a person centred approach to meet communication, information and mobility needs through the development of learning plans to reduce isolation, promote community involvement and support individuals to access a range of activities. As an Education Support Worker you will support people to be as involved as possible in every part of their day to day lives so that they can be full and active members of society. You will work closely with learners to achieve the long term goals identified in their Individual Learning Plans. About you Previous experience of working with people who have a sensory impairment, autism or learning disability would be an advantage, as would knowledge of BSL, Makaton or other methods of communication however, training will be provided. It is essential that you are able to work effectively as part of a team whilst demonstrating your own initiative. You will have had experience of person centred planning, keeping records up to date and providing personal care. GCSE Grade C or above (or equivalent) in English and Maths is an essential requirement for this role. About us 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 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.
Sense Liverpool, UK
Aug 10, 2018
Full time
Sense are looking for reliable and motivated people to join our professional team as a Senior Support Worker (Communicator Guide) in Liverpool. We have both full and part time positions available, working up to 37.5 hours per week in a community setting. Communicator Guides offer support to people who have developed sight and hearing impairments, often as they get older; you will support the individual to do the things they want to do - not to do things for them. You'll be there to act as the eyes and ears of the individual - to make sure that communication is clear and that they are able to move around safely. About the role Our available posts are supporting individuals in their own homes with daily living tasks, and assisting them to access the local community and nearby activities. This role may involve supporting individuals in a wheelchair. You must be able to work flexible hours to suit service requirements and have the ability to work on your own initiative. A full UK driving licence and use of your own vehicle is an essential requirement for this role. We will be conducting interviews throughout the advertising period. *For genuine occupational requirement we are looking to appoint female candidates 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. 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. For an informal discussion about this role, please contact: Helen Terry via No agencies please.