Children's Support Worker (Intervenor) - Flexible Hours - #561707


Date: 1 week ago
City: Bristol
Salary: £11 - £11 / hour
Contract type: Full time
Work schedule: Full day
Looking for a new challenge?

Work with Sense and make a real difference to the lives of the people we support and their families.

You don’t need any previous experience to become a support worker with Sense. We’ll give you full training for our part time and full time roles.

Sense have a fantastic opportunity as we look for A Children's Support Worker / Intervenor within the Bristol Area. Offering you an hourly rate/ salary off £21,911.00 FTE / £11.24 Per hour.

An intervenor provides one-to-one support to children and young adults who have been born with sight and hearing impairments (congenital deafblindness), often with additional needs. The intervenor helps the individual to experience and join in the world around them as much as possible. They promote their personal and social development, encourage independence and support their communication.

This job role will be to support a teenager with complex communication and medical needs at home and to access school and the community. You will be working either 2:1 alongside school staff or family members. You will go through a three-month shadowing period with the current care team and will be fully trained in the individuals medical and communication needs.

You will take the lead on the medical routines of the young person. Support will start from home as you will support the individual to school and act as his medical aid whilst there. You will work alongside his support staff at school.

This can be a job share or if you're interested in all 4 shifts - Shift are: 8am-6pm Tuesday and Wednesday 8am-5pm Thursday and Friday.

We’re looking for enthusiastic applicants who have:

Positive, with a can-do attitude.

Caring and empathetic.

Great communication skills.

Adaptable and motivated.

Willing to attend training as needed to support you in your role.

No two days will be the same

Here at Sense, we support people with complex disabilities to live the life they choose. Your priority will be empowering the people you support to live an independent life.

This role in Bristol might include:

To support the children / young adults within their home, school and community.

To provide a customised, responsive and high quality service to people with multiple sensory impairments, physical and/or learning disabilities who use Sense services.

To deliver services which meet or exceed organisational expectations and standards.

Personal care and hygiene.

Medication and wellbeing.

Full job specification is attached below

Everyone we support is an individual, so their care is as unique as they are. You can see a more detailed description of duties in the job description attached at the bottom of this advert. Why work for Sense?

Sense is a national disability charity supporting everyone who is deafblind or has complex disabilities. We believe everyone should be able to take part in life, no matter their disability.

Our work empowers thousands of people who are deafblind or have complex disabilities to communicate, experience the world and fulfill their potential.

Work at Sense can be demanding and so isn’t for everyone, but it is also incredibly rewarding and valuable. Take a look at the video below to see why we do what we do. Benefits

24 days of annual leave.

Matched pension contributions up to 5%.

Free life assurance policy.

Cashback and discounts on high street brands (and 10% off at Sense charity shops!).

Cycle to work scheme.

Travel season ticket loans.

Enhanced sick pay.

Free DBS check if your role needs one.

A £350 refer-a-friend scheme.

Free access to over 100 online and face-to-face training courses, including the care certificate.

Ongoing development opportunities (such as our award winning Growing Stronger Leaders Together programme). Ready to make a difference?

To apply

Please use the link below to complete your application. Managers will use your supporting statement to shortlist candidates for interview; in relation to the Personal Specification. Therefore, it is very important you complete this section thoroughly. We would recommend that you read the candidate guidelines, job description and person specification (found at the base of this advert) before applying.

Please note to avoid disappointment, we advise you to submit your application as soon as possible as we reserve the right to close posts at any time.

No agency submissions please: any submissions without prior authorisation from the Sense Recruitment Team will be treated as our own and as such no fee will be payable.

If you require any further assistance, please contact the Recruitment Team on
0121 415 6735 or [email protected]

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.

For this role we particularly welcome applications from candidates from underrepresented ethnic minority backgrounds and candidates with disabilities. Sense is committed to equality of opportunity, and to promoting and celebrating the diversity of staff, volunteers and the people we work with. Everyone's contribution is valued and we ensure they're given the opportunity to realise their potential. We welcome applications from talented people from all sections of the community who share our values and belief that no one, no matter how complex their disabilities, should be isolated, left out, or unable to fulfil their potential. For more information please visit:

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