Family Support Worker- Part Time & Flexible Working Available

Recruiter
Sense
Location
Belfast
Posted
21 Sep 2018
Closes
02 Oct 2018
Sector
Charity
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Part Time

About the project

Family Focus is a Northern Ireland wide project funded by the Big Lottery Fund and led by Guide Dogs NI in partnership with Angel Eyes NI and Sense. The project provides support to children with sight loss aged 0-4 years and their families. Sense works specifically with children who have a visual impairment and additional needs/complex needs.

About the role

The Family Support Worker will support children and families at Time to Play groups in Belfast, Broughshane, Ballynahinch and Jordanstown; in their homes and local communities through the provision of home visits, play and leisure activities. They will also work with other services to provide information, training and support designed to create a local support network for each family.

About you

Experience working in the Early Years sector is essential as a key feature of the role is to work alongside parents to progress developmental goals specific to each individual child. A full driving licence and access to a vehicle for work purposes or ability to demonstrate an alternative method of being able to fulfil the travel related duties of the role is also essential.

About us

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.

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.

For an informal discussion about this role, please contact Joyce Rainey via joyce.rainey@sense.org.uk