Children's Services Assistant

14 Mar 2019
22 Mar 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Children’s Services Assistant - Touching Lives – Transforming Families

About the role

We are recruiting a Children’s Services Assistant to work 16 hours per week (part time) to work throughout Northern Ireland. This position is offered on a fixed term basis until 31st August 2019 - there may be a possibility of an extension dependent on funding.

Touching Lives – Transforming Families is an exciting and innovative project funded by the National Lottery Community Fund. Sense leads and co-ordinates the project in partnership with the: Belfast; Northern; South Eastern; Southern and Western Health and Social Care Trusts.

The project will work across Northern Ireland to provide support to children with sensory impairments and additional support needs and their families. The Children’s Services assistant will be based at Sense Northern Ireland's office in Mallusk. You will provide support and assistance to the family support worker at events and workshops for children, siblings and parents across Northern Ireland. Therefore, the successful applicant must have access to transport.

About you

The ideal Children’s Services Assistance will have proven experience of working with children or young people that are disabled. In addition, you will holf a relevant level three qualification and an understanding of issues that can affect children and their families.

About us

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.

Sense has a proven record of offering high quality, pioneering services.

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.

No agencies please.