Sense Watford, UK
About the role Sense are looking for a reliable and motivated person to join our professional team as a Senior Support Worker (Communicator Guide) in the Watford area working 4 hours per week. Communicator Guides offer support to people who have developed sight and hearing impairments, often as they get older; you will support the individual to do the things they want to do - not to do things for them. You'll be there to act as the eyes and ears of the individual - to make sure that communication is clear and that they are able to move around safely. The role will involve supporting an individual at their place of work, using various communication methods such as British Sign Language (BSL), Sign Supported English (SSE), writing, speech and pictorial aids to enable them to access their work environment. Please select the 'Additional documentation' link to view the 'Service One Page Profile', this provides more information on the role and the service in which it is based. About you We would like to hear from you if you have experience of working with vulnerable people, and ideally have experience of working with people with a sensory impairment. A willingness to develop your skills in all communication methods is an essential part of this role. You will need to be able to creatively solve problems that may arise using a person-centred approach and ideally have experience of using person-centred planning tools. You must be enthusiastic, adaptable and friendly with a commitment to ensuring the individual you work with get the best out of their lives. You will be able to work flexible hours to suit the service requirements and have the ability to work on your own initiative. The ideal candidate will hold, or be willing to work towards, a Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care or equivalent, and be able to communicate via BSL to a level 1 standard or equivalent. About Sense 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 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. For an informal discussion about this role, please contact: Sam Hayday, No agencies please.