This is an enjoyable and rewarding position for someone who is caring and dedicated to making a difference to the lives of children and their families.
This is a countywide service, and we welcome applicants from across Devon.
The Multi-Sensory Impairment Service are seeking a flexible and enthusiastic individual who has a passion for working with children.
We work directly with children and young people who have a dual sensory loss and have had a deafblind assessment as requiring one to one support.
Our support covers three main areas:
- Orientation and mobility
- Learning and development
We are looking to recruit to our team to provide support for children and young people both in their education setting and in a social capacity, supporting them to access to a wide range of activities. As a service we aim to provide consistency for the young people we support and work closely with other professionals to provide this. We cover a variety of sessions including; school day, evenings, weekends and school holidays.
The role of an MSW will include supporting our children and young people in all aspects of daily living. Many of our Children and young people have additional needs beyond their deafblind status and a caring nature, respecting the privacy and dignity while delivering personal care and medication is essential.
The children and young people you support may be based in various locations across the county, so we welcome applications from candidates throughout Devon. We will aim to keep travel to a minimum for you.
We are always interested in people who have current relevant qualifications such as British Sign Language however, we will support you in your on-going development within the role, providing comprehensive training with a child centred approach. You will support children to reach agreed personal goals and outcomes through engaging them to make choices and decisions.
- You will have a can-do approach
- You will have the ability to engage and build positive relationships with children & young people
- You will contribute to a team ethos
- You should have a willingness to work towards additional qualifications such as Makaton and British Sign Language.
- Please note that the ability to drive with access to your own vehicle and a valid UK driving licence is essential to the role.
The salary range for this role is £22,777 to £24,496 per annum
Attracting enhanced rates of pay for weekend working, hourly rate £17.38 rising to £19.05 for Saturdays and £23.18 rising to £52.40 for Sundays and bank holidays.
Devon County Council
We offer an environment that is supportive and rewarding, working as part of a team who are passionate about the work they do to improve the lives of young people and their families in Devon.
As well as this, we have some fantastic employee benefits available:
- We promote a healthy work-life balance and offer flexible working arrangements wherever possible, including working from home.
- Generous annual leave allowance.
- Employee Assistance for the times you may need some support and a variety of employee wellbeing services.
- Auto enrolment onto our Devon County Council Pension Scheme and optional pension enhancement through our Additional Voluntary Contribution scheme.
- A Flexible Benefits Scheme via salary sacrifice to obtain benefits such as, ‘cycle for work’ and health screenings.
This post requires a criminal background check via the Disclosure procedure.
If you think that you have these qualities and are interested in joining our team, we would love to hear from you. For an informal chat please contact Jo Thomas, on 07973 843816.
If you do not hear back within 7 days of the closing date then you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.
- DCC embraces the positive benefits of a diverse workforce and is committed to providing an environment that is inclusive and safe. We welcome applications from people who share our commitment to stop discrimination, challenge inequality and promote diversity across Devon. More information can be found on our Equality and Diversity webpages.
- Happy to Talk Flexible Working - The Council offers flexible working arrangements in terms of when and where people work e.g. hybrid working, part-time, condensed hours etc.
- We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
- This role requires the ability to fulfil all spoken aspects of the role with confidence and fluency in English.
- Personal data we collect from you will be processed in accordance with the Applicant privacy notice.
- For more information about Working for Devon please visit our Working for Devon page.
- This role requires a DBS disclosure.
Interview Date: 2nd October 2023