Children's Community Support Worker - FTC



Organisation
Sense
Reference
46099
Sector
Health, Medicine & Well Being
Location
Sandwell
Salary Details
£9.22 per hour
Contract Type
Fixed
Hours per Week
Upto 10 Hours per week
Closing Date
27/10/2021
It's an exciting time as Sense has just released its new strategy, we now have an opportunity for a Children's Community Support Worker to join our Get Out There Group in Sandwell.

Job Description

Could you be a Sense Children's Community Support Worker?

It's an exciting time as Sense has just released its new strategy, we now have an opportunity for a Children's Community Support Worker to join our Get Out There Group in Sandwell.

This is a fixed- term contract (FTC) until March 2022 however, there is a possibility that this could be extended. You will be working up to 10 hours per week.

The ‘Get Out There’ Community Support Workers provide support for children and young people who still live at home with their families. Working to promote communication skills, life skills, mobility and access to the community.

As a GOT Group Children's Community Support Worker you will join a fantastic team here in Sandwell. You will be supporting children in the community after school, weekends and during holidays. The children and young people you will support have complex needs, which may include sensory impairments, additional learning and physical disabilities and/or autism.

Activities include football, dance, gym visits, boxing, bowling, shopping, trips out to farms, soft play, fishing, dog walking and volunteering in charity shops with a young person plus any other activities the children and young people would like to do.  

Does this sound right for you?

Working at Sense gives you a wide range of benefits including:

24 days’ holiday + bank holidays; increasing with length of service
Free DBS Check
Free leadership and management development (such as our award winning Growing Stronger Leaders Together programme) 
Free access to over 100 online and face to face training including the care certificate.
On-going development opportunities
Flexible working and family friendly policies
Employee referral scheme
Health and well-being support
Pension Scheme
Discount scheme 

Your duties can include:

To support individuals / groups within the centre 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.
Full job specification is attached below.

Your required skills and experiences:

You require a full UK license and must be willing/able to drive your own vehicle. Mileage will be paid.
You don’t need to have previous experience in this field, nor do you need qualifications – we’re happy to work with you to help you become an excellent support worker. 
Knowledge of multi sensory impairments / learning difficullties is beneficial.
Full person specification is attached below.

Company Description

For everyone living with complex disabilities. For everyone who is deafblind. Sense is here to help people communicate and experience the world. We believe that no one, no matter how complex their disabilities, should be isolated, left out, or unable to fulfil 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.