Multi-Sensory Worker

Posting Date: 11 March 2020

Location: Exeter, Devon, GB, EX2 5GF

Company: Babcock

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Multi-Sensory Worker


About the role


Here at Babcock International we’re looking to recruit a Multi-Sensory Worker within the Multi-Sensory Impairment and Enabling Service to provide individual support to children and young people who have a multi-sensory impairment, are recorded as deafblind, and who may also have secondary conditions. This will be in variety of settings including community, educational and home environments. The service provides support to children and young people aged between 0 to 25, so the role involves working in a variety of locations, from nurseries, primary and secondary schools, specialist schools and colleges. We provide wrap around support to the young people so the skills and experiences they learn and develop in school can be transferred to home and in the community. We provide social care support in the family home, out in the community and with the young people in clubs and societies. This role involves evening and weekend support, generally one weekend session fortnightly and up to one evening a week.


The service supports a wide range of young people with various needs and educational and social care settings. We match people’s skills and experiences with the appropriate settings as well as supporting personal and professional development in new and existing skills.


You will create strong, positive relationships with young people, supporting children’s emotional wellbeing and ability to build their own resilience as well as take responsibility for the safety, wellbeing, care and supervision of young people.


Further responsibilities include undertaking personal care tasks as required, following appropriate training to assist with feeding, moving and handling, and supporting with medical needs.


You will also make links within educational establishments and community settings to plan activities and support the setting in managing the needs of the individual whilst enhancing and further developing the communication with children and young people who have multi-sensory impairment.


The service supports young people around Devon, so you would need to be able to travel. This role is suitable for people who enjoy variety in their role to support a few young people.


This is a rewarding opportunity for somebody who wants to help children and young people with sensory impairments and additional needs to make a positive contribution to their life.


What do I need to do the role?


You will have experience of supporting children and young people with additional needs and some experience within education and social care support.


You will have some experience of implementing a Total communication approach, and good knowledge on conditions and medical needs of children with a sensory impairment.


You will be educated to GSCE numeracy and literacy skills at level A-C, as well as an NVQ3 or equivalent. Level 1, 2 or 3 in British Sign language would be desirable; we offer opportunities to complete level 1 if needed. We provide a week induction training and shadow sessions with the young people, as well as specific training opportunities to meet their specific needs. You will also have strong communication skills and IT skills, particularly in Word and Excel.


What else do I need to know?


This position will also require completion of an application form.


We are happy to talk about flexible working. Please ask about alternative patterns of work at interview.


Please contact Ian Marshalsea, MSI and Enabling Service Manager, if you have any questions about the role 07742404209,


Company Information


Babcock International Group is a FTSE 250 business and is the UK’s leading engineering support services organisation.


Babcock Education is the largest integrated education support service provider in the UK.


Babcock Education combines the best commercial practice with the values and principles of the public sector, working with schools and settings, extended services, local authorities, colleges, government departments and agencies to improve the life chances of all children and young people. Our long term strategic partnerships enable learners, teachers and communities to fulfil their potential through world-class education.    
Babcock 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.


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 visit our website.


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Closing date: 31/03/2020

Job reference: 29575


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