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Senior Support Worker (Intervenor) - Driver Essential


Salary £17,018 - £18,755 per annum pro rata (£8.73 - £9.62 per hour)

Location Bristol, South West


Category Social Care/Development , Support Worker

Sectors Disability

Job Reference : 148376_S_41917

Job Description


We are looking for reliable and motivated people to join our professional team of Senior Support Workers (Intervenor) in Kingswood, Bristol. 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: Senior Support Worker (Intervenor) (Driver Essential)

Reference number: 41917

Hours: Various part time hours available

Location: Kingswood, Bristol

Contract type: Permanent

Salary: £17,018 - £18,755 per annum pro rata (£8.73 - £9.62 per hour)

Sense salary points: 19 - 22


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.


We have the opportunity to work 15 hours per week (part time) on a permanent basis. We also have the opportunity to work 37.5 hours per week (full time) for 13 weeks of the year (School Holidays).


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

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 and use of your own vehicle is an essential requirement for this role.


About you

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 7 May 2017

Interview date: To be confirmed

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 on Website' button. You will be directed to our website where you can download the information pack and complete your application.


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.

Job posted on 20 April 2017.

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