Female Senior Support Worker (Communicator Guide) (Driver Essential)

19 Mar 2017
18 Apr 2017
Public Sector
Contract Type
Part Time

We are looking for a reliable and motivated person to join our professional team of Senior Support Workers (Communicator Guides) in Liverpool and surrounding areas. This opportunity is to work 10 hours per week (part time) on a permanent basis, within a Community setting.

Title: Female Senior Support Worker (Communicator Guide)* (Driver Essential)
Reference number: 41861
Hours: 10 hours per week (part time)
Location: Liverpool and surrounding areas
Contract type: Permanent
Salary: £15,345 - £16,401 per annum pro rata (£7.87 - £8.41 per hour)
Sense salary points: 15 - 18

About Sense

Sense is a national charity that supports people who are deafblind, those with sensory impairments and those with complex needs, to enjoy more independent lives.

About the role

We are looking for people to join our team of adaptable and motivated individuals with great communication skills to help make a difference to the lives of the people we support.

The support you will provide may in someone’s home, their local community or work setting and personal care may be required.

Senior Support Workers (Communicator Guides) offer guiding skills, practical help and communication support to people with acquired deafblindness - such as helping with shopping, dealing with mail, accessing social and leisure activities - to enable deafblind people to continue to live as independently as possible and decrease isolation.

You must be able to work flexible hours to suit the service requirements and have the ability to work on your own initiative.

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

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

About you and what we offer

We would like to hear from you if you have experience of working with vulnerable people and ideally have experience of working with people with a sensory impairment.

A willingness to develop your skills in all communication methods is an essential part of this role. You will need to be able to creatively solve problems that may arise using a person-centred approach and ideally have experience of using person-centred planning tools.

You must be enthusiastic, adaptable and friendly with a commitment to ensuring the individual you work with get the best out of their lives.

The ideal candidate will hold, or be willing to work towards, a Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care or equivalent.

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.

Closing date: Sunday 2 April 2017
Interview date: Tuesday 11 April 2017
To start: To be discussed at interview


If you would like to find out more about this position and to apply, please click the 'Apply on Website' button. You will be directed to our website where you can download the information pack and complete the application form.

If you are a disabled candidate and require a hard copy pack or a different format for example large print, Braille or audio, further details can be found on our website.

Sense is an Equal Opportunities Employer and is committed to ensuring that all staff are motivated, skilled and rewarded by their work. 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 are subject to a number of checks including an AccessNI check where appropriate.

No agencies please.