Summary:

Sense are looking for a reliable and motivated person to join our professional team as a Senior Support Worker (Driver Essential) in Neath.  This is a part time role, working 18 hours per week in a community setting.

About Sense:

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.

About the role:

Senior Support Workers provided one-to-one support to a child or adult who has been born with sight and hearing impairments – known as congenital deafblindness. You will be there to enable the individual to experience and join in the world around them as much as possible.  In this role, you will be supporting a lady with congenital rubella to access the community and take part in activities such as walking, swimming, attending coffee mornings and arts and crafts, alongside supporting her at home with sensory activities.

About you:

The ideal candidate will have experience of working with and providing practical support to, people with learning disabilities and / or multisensory impairments.  The successful applicant does not need to have British Sign Language Level 1, although will need to commit to work towards this qualification.

A full UK driving licence, including the ability to drive a manual car, is essential requirement for this role.

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.

For an informal discussion about this role, please contact: Kim Richards via kim.richards@sense.org.uk

Additional Information:

Reference number: 42784

*For genuine occupational requirement we are looking to appoint female candidates only (exemption under the Equality Act 2010 Part 1 Schedule 9).

Interview date:  To be confirmed

To start:  To be discussed at interview

To Apply:

For a full Job Description, Application Guidelines and to apply please visit our website at:  https://jobs.sense.org.uk/vacancies/3784/CHAJF/female_senior_support_worker_driver_essential/

CVs will not be considered.

If you are a disabled candidate and require a hard copy pack or a different format for example large print, Braille or audio please contact the HR department on 0121 415 6735 or textphone 0121 415 2720.

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: Thursday 16 August 2018

No agencies please.