Children and Family Support Worker (Driver Essential)

Closing Date:
March 4, 2018



We have a great opportunity for a passionate and dedicated individual to join our team as a Children and Family Support Worker, based at our TouchBase Cymru centre in Caerphilly, Wales.

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.

TouchBase Cymru is a fully accessible day centre which provides opportunities to learn, develop communication and living skills, and connect with other people.

Job Role:

This is a part time vacancy, working 18.75 hours per week on a temporary contract until December 2018.
The successful candidate will provide a professional, coordinated model of support to children and young people who have a range of sensory impairments and complex communication needs.  This will involve working with colleagues to offer a range of accessible events and activities, as well as family support on an individual basis.

A full UK driving licence and use of your own vehicle is an essential requirement for this role.

For an informal discussion about this role, please contact: Simon Carnell via 

About you 

Experience of working with disabled children or young people including those with sensory impairments is essential. You should hold a diploma in Childcare and Education, NNEB or equivalent level 3 qualifications.  A sound knowledge of child protection processes is also required as well as the skills necessary to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team.  You should also have the necessary ICT and administrative skills to support you in this role.  The post will require travel across the locality and occasionally nationally.

Additional Information:

Job reference:  42440

Contract type: Fixed Term until December 2018.

Sense salary points:  28-33

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.

Interview date:  Monday 12 March 2018

To start: To be discussed at interview

To Apply:

For more information and to apply please visit:

CVs will not be considered.

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.

Closing date:  Sunday 4 March 2018

No agencies please.