Community Support Worker / Intervenor



Organisation
Sense
Reference
46137
Sector
Disability, Health, Medicine & Well Being, Social Care
Location
Bishops Stortford
Salary Details
£10.98 per hour
Contract Type
Part time, Permanent
Hours per Week
4 hours per week
Closing Date
26/12/2021
Its an exciting time as Sense has just released its new strategy, we are expanding and now have an opportunity for a support worker to join us as an Intervenor for our services in Hertfordshire.

Job Description

This is a unique post working up to 4 hours per week depending on your suitability / availability. You will be working 1:1 in the community with individuals with a range of differing needs and or requirements. You will recieve specialist personalised training to become an Intervenor.

As an Intervenor you will provide support for children or adults, the individual’s families and siblings; this is through providing respite, specialist advice and knowledge to guide them through the challenges and developments experienced. Having an Intervenor allows families to have a break and feel safe in the knowledge that their family member is being supported in an appropriate and caring way by a trained member of staff.

For this role you will be supporting a child who enjoys meeting new people – a very Intelligent individual who enjoys sensory stimulation and play –and exploring the world –they would like support to develop their understanding and communication both receptively and expressively though British Sign Language whist offering a total communication approach. Though applicant would require BSL level 1.  

Below are the other locations and hours we are looking for, one or more may be suitable for you to undertake, we will discuss this with you:

Hertfordshire

Buntingfrod -4hrs per week 2x2 hrs sessions after school
Bishops Stortford – 4hrs per week  –BSL required level 1
Hemel Hempstaed – 2hrs per week
Welwyn Garden City -2hrs per week –braille knowledge desirable
Welwyn Garden City -6 hrs per week 4hrs weekend -2hrs after school
Welwyn Garden city  - 4hrs per week 

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 
  • 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:

  • Day to day activities led by the needs and aspirations of the people / person you'll be supporting.
  • Community Access.
  • Enabling an independent lifestyle.
  • Full job specification is attached below.

To apply

Please use the link below to complete your application. Managers will use your application to shortlist candidates in relation to the Personal Specification; therefore it is very important you complete this section thoroughly. Please do mention Ethical Jobseeker when applying to help to monitor our recruitment advertising.

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.

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.