Location: Exeter, Devon, GB, EX2 5GF
Work in areas around Devon, including Exeter, East, South and North as well as some office based time in Exeter.
Hours: up to full time (part time and term time only can be considered)
Are you a positive and enthusiastic person who relishes a varied and rewarding role? Do you have patience, empathy, resilience, and an interest in supporting children and young people with sensory impairments? We are looking to recruit Multi-Sensory Workers to join the Multi-Sensory Impairment Service at Babcock LDP to provide one to one support for children and young people who have multi-sensory impairment between the ages of 0 to 25.
About the role
Our team works in a variety of settings supporting children and young people term time in education settings, such as nurseries, mainstream schools, specialist schools and colleges. During some evenings, weekends, and school holidays we provide support in the family home or in the local community. You will work no more than one evening a week and on average 2 weekend sessions a month. You will support 2 to 3 children and young people with sensory impairments, who may have secondary conditions including complex physical and learning disabilities. The training and skills you require will depend on the children and young people you support with specialist training provided.
Each child and young person has different support needs and skills required; examples of some of these young people are shown below:
- Child in specialist primary school in Exeter and after school and holiday support in Mid Devon
- Feeding and supporting with complex medical needs
- Wheelchair, gastrostomy, hydrotherapy and physio support
- Young person in Post 16 setting in South Devon and holiday support in Exeter
- Support independence in wearing hearing aids and providing sighted guidance when walking outside
- Communication using Makaton and symbols on iPad device
What do I need to do the role?
Some experience of supporting children and young people with additional needs. It would be desirable to have experience in all or some of these areas:
- Experience of working with children who have sensory impairment
- Experience of working with children and young people with other additional needs (physical, learning, behavioural and social)
- 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; Makaton, PECS, on body signs, British Sign Language, Braille
- Level 3 NVQ or equivalent in a relevant qualification and GCSE numeracy and literacy skills.
- Good IT skills, familiar with Word and Excel
Lastly, you will need to be able to plan and work to detailed programmes and have the ability to cover shifts at short notice with 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 including an enhanced DBS check.
If you would like further information or have any questions, please contact service manager Ian Marshalsea 07742404209 and look on our website Babcock LDP - multi sensory impairment and enabling services (MSIE).
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.
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