Overview

 

We’re looking for a unique individual to make a difference in a young persons life.

As a children's community support worker in Stockport, you will provide one-to-one support to a child who may have sight and hearing impairments and or additional needs. The day-to-day role will vary dependent on the needs of the individual, the nature of the sensory impairment and the ways they wish to communicate.

About the role

As a children's community support worker you will be to enable the individual to experience and join in the world around them as much as possible. This will be done by promoting the person’s social and personal development, encouraging their independent skills and facilitating their communication.

This will include assisting participation in various activities, assisting with personal care, and promoting independence both at home and in the community , providing short periods of respite for families and carers.

We are looking for enthusiastic people to support on weekdays, school holidays and Saturday mornings. We will assess your availability / suitability and match you with an individual/s to support. We also offer various 1:1 services in the community with children which we may offer to you if suitable.

About you 

Previous care experience is not required for this role. It is really important that you’re adaptable and able to work on your own initiative, always putting the people we support first. We are looking for people that really embrace our values and ‘I’ statements.

– A Valid UK driving licence and use of your own vehicle would be beneficial.
– Experience is not necessary, but knowledge of working with individuals with complex needs would be beneficial.
 

In return you will receive

– £9.22 per hour
– Generous annual leave entitlement
– Extensive employee discount scheme
– And many, many more

About Sense

For everyone living with complex disabilities. For everyone who is deafblind. Sense is here to help people communicate and experience the world.

Working as a Children's Community 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 Recruitment@sense.org.uk

No agencies please, any applications without prior approval will be treated as our own, as such, no fee will be payable.

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.

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.  We would recommend that you read the candidate guidelines and job description (found at the base of this advert) before applying. Please note we will be conducting interviews as suitable applications are received, therefore the role may close sooner than the date advised.

If you are a candidate and require a hard copy pack or a different format please contact the recruitment department recruitment@sense.org.uk.

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.

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Care assistant, Deaf, BSL, Sign Language, Support worker, community support

 

 

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