Senior Community Support Worker - Driver Essential

£9.28 - £10.65 per hour (dependent on experience)
11 Apr 2017
07 May 2017
Contract Type

We're looking for reliable and motivated people to join our team in Hertfordshire.

We want people with great communication skills to help make a difference to the lives of the people we support. You will support the individual to do the things they want to do - not to do things for them. You will act as the eyes and ears to ensure that communication is clear and that they are able to move around safely.

You'll be matched to support one or more people, with each person requiring between 2 and 4 hours support each week.

Title: Senior Community Support Worker (Driver Essential)
Reference number: 41902
Hours: Various part time and casual opportunities
Location: Hertfordshire
Contract type: Permanent, Casual
Salary: £9.28 - £10.65 per hour (dependent on experience)

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.

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

About the role
We have both Intervenor and Communicator Guide opportunities. Intervenors provide one-to-one support to a child or adult who has been born with sight and hearing impairments - known as congenital deafblindness. Communicator Guides offer support to people who have developed sight and hearing impairments, often as they get older.

Meet the people that you could be supporting;
Welwyn Garden City

  • A gentleman would like additional support for 4 hours per week to get out and socialise in the community.
  • A friendly lady with a great sense of humour requires support for 2 hours per week; she enjoys visiting garden centres and the pub for a glass of wine and lunch!
  • A child requires support to play, engage and communicate for 2 hours one afternoon during the week; In addition to 4 hours alternate weekends. 

Waltham Cross

  • A football fan enjoys visiting Lee Valley Park for walking, coffee and exploring for 2 hours per week.
  • A child requires support one afternoon for 3 hours per week, to enjoy play whilst learning and developing independence.

About you
The ideal candidate will have achieved, or be willing to work toward, a Level 2 Diploma in Health & Social Care (or equivalent) and also BSL level one or possess native sign language skills. You will have had experience of working with and providing practical support to, people with learning disabilities and / or multisensory impairments.

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

We also have casual (bank) opportunities in this area attracting an hourly rate of £8.52.

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 7 May 2017
Interview date: To be confirmed
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' 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.

No agencies please.