Salary Range: £18,278 - £20,395
Babcock LDP is part of Babcock Education, providing integrated education improvement and specialist intervention services. We work with academies, schools and settings, Devon County Council, other Local Authorities and with a range of regional and national bodies. Babcock LDP provides a single integrated service, which enables us to understand more fully the needs of customers and to deliver the best services to meet those needs in a coherent way. Our mission is to improve the life chances of all children and young people.
Babcock Education is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
About the role
Here at Babcock International we're looking to recruit a Multi-Sensory Worker. You will provide individual support to children and young people within the Multi-Sensory Impairment and Enabling Service. You will provide support in education, community and home settings to young people who have a multi-sensory impairment, are recorded as deafblind, and who may have secondary conditions including complex physical and learning disabilities.
This role will include some community enabling support with children and young people with a variety of additional needs. This will be in variety of settings, include working in education settings during term time, and in the family homes and out in the community during evenings, weekends and school holidays.
Your main tasks will include creating strong, positive relationships with young people, supporting children's emotional wellbeing and ability to build their own resilience. Taking responsibility for the safety, wellbeing, care and supervision of young people. Undertaking personal care tasks as required following appropriate training to assist with feeding, moving and handling, and supporting with personal and medical needs. Making links within educational establishments and community settings to plan activities and support the setting in managing the needs of the individual. Enhancing and further developing the communication with children and young people who have multi-sensory impairment.
What do I need to do the role?
You'll need GCSE numeracy and literacy skills level A-C and an NVQ3 or equivalent.
We would also like you to have experience in all or some of these areas:
- Good IT skills, familiar with Word and Excel
- Good knowledge on conditions and medical needs of children with additional needs
- Experience of implementing a Total communication approach with young people
- Some knowledge in different methods of communication; British Sign Language, Braille, AAC
- Experience of working with young people with special / additional needs
- Experience of working with children who have sensory impairment
Lastly, you'll need to be able to plan and work to detailed programmes and have the ability to cover shifts at late notice and the ability to travel in line with the needs of the service.
What else do I need to know?
The successful candidate must be able to achieve the appropriate security clearance level for this role.
We are happy to talk about flexible working. Please ask about alternative patterns of work at interview.
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If you have any questions about the role or Babcock LDP then please contact Ian Marshalsea - 07742 404 209,
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Armed Forces Covenant
We are proud to support the Armed Forces community by honouring the Armed Forces Covenant. We recognise the value that Serving Personnel, both Regular and Reserves, Veterans, Uniformed Cadet Instructors and Service Families contribute to our business and the United Kingdom. As part of the Covenant, Babcock offers Reservists and Uniformed Cadet Instructors up to 2 week's special paid leave to help them meet their commitments. To find out more please check our website for more information.
Closing date: 18th May 2021