Children & Family Support Worker (Driver Essential)

Recruiter
Sense
Location
Dudley
Posted
16 Apr 2019
Closes
10 May 2019
Sector
Charity
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
We have a great opportunity for a passionate and dedicated individual to join our team as a Children and Family Support Worker, working with families across the Midlands area. This is a part time vacancy, working 30 hours per week on a permanent contract.

Children and Family Support Worker (Driver Essential)
Ref: 43216
Hours: 30 hours per week, part time
Location: Midlands Area
Contract type: Permanent
Salary: Circa £23,500 per annum (pro rata)

About the role

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.

You will work as part of a team that covers all local authorities within the Midlands area including Stoke on Trent, Shropshire, Worcestershire, Warwickshire and Birmingham.

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

As we say in our Equality and Diversity pledge, we want to ensure people are given the opportunity to realise their potential with us. So, if you have a disability which prevents you from driving but you are interested in a role where our advert says driving is required, please get in touch with us to discuss your application. We encourage you to apply for the role and we will try to make any adjustments to the role that may be possible.

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 qualification. 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 strong IT and administrative skills to support yourself in this role.

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 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: Monday 13 May 2019
Interview date: Friday 24 May 2019
To start: To be discussed at interview

TO APPLY AND FOR MORE INFORMATION:

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 enhanced DBS check where appropriate.

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