Support Worker - Children and Family

Sandwell, West Midlands
£15,600 per annum (pro rata) - £8.00 per hour
14 Jun 2017
27 Jun 2017
Contract Type
Part Time

Could you help some amazing people to communicate, express themselves and connect with the world?

Do you want to make a positive difference to people's lives?

We have a fantastic opportunity for a passionate and dedicated individual to join our team as a Children's and Family Support Worker in Sandwell.

Title: Support Worker (Children and Family)
Reference number: 42023
Hours: 10 hours per week (part time)
Location: Sandwell
Contract type: Fixed term basis until the 31st March 2018
Salary: £15,600 per annum (pro rata) - £8.00 per hour

About the role

Working as part of the ‘Get Out There' Group, you will provide support for children and young people who have a variety of disabilities, including autism, who live at home with their families.

The working hours are 3pm - 6pm on a weekday and then 9am - 5pm on a Saturday and/or Sunday. This is flexible around the days and the children that would like support and the activities they enjoy. The hours can be split over a variety of days, so you won't be working every day of the week. This opportunity is offered on a fixed term basis until the 31st March 2018.

As a Children's and Family Support Worker, you will work one to one with a young person to develop their communication and life skills. You will help them grow in confidence and independence and support them to be able to access the wider community. This can include going swimming, to the park, learning to take the bus, or even attending sports and/or theatre classes.

About you 

You will help to enable them to live the life that they choose.  We take great pride in the services that we provide and your dedication will strengthen this. You will have a great network of support with the wider team and other families, allowing you to share your ideas.

It is essential for this role that you hold a Level 2 Diploma in Caring for Young People Health and Social Care or equivalent. As this role works closely with children and their families, this support will require you to be available during the school holidays. 

Being a Sense Support Worker can be the springboard to your future career - and to all sorts of opportunities and management roles.

About us

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.

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.

Closing date: Monday 26 June 2017
Interview date: Thursday 6 July 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 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.

No agencies please.