Community Support Worker
Closing date: Friday 03 November 2023
Location: London, EC3R
Hours: 25.9 hours per week
Salary: £17,920 per year actual (£25,600 FTE)
Contract: Part time
Interview date: Thursday 9 November 2023
Here at the Royal Society for Blind Children we believe that every blind young person should have the chance to live life without limits.
We are recruiting for a Community Support Worker – an exciting, fun, and adventurous role which seeks to help and support blind or partially sighted young people.
If you are looking for a challenging yet rewarding role then look no further, you’ll be working with a group of young people who need guidance, and your skills will enable them to be their best selves. You will design, plan and deliver activities and support vision impaired children and young people in setting and achieving their goals.
With our offices based at London Bridge opposite the infamous Shard, and with the role allowing you to travel around London, every day will be different!
You will ideally come from a Youth Work, Rehabilitation, Social Work or Health and Education background with a NVQ level 3 qualification or above in a related field.
The ideal candidate will have:
- Excellent interpersonal skills and positively engage with children and young people, supporting their personal development
- Ability to positively engage with CYP and support their personal development
- Experience in setting up and delivering community programmes for disabled children and young people
- Understanding of the difficulties and challenges faced by children and young people and a knowledge of inclusion for them in a variety of community settings
In return we offer a competitive range of benefits including a generous annual leave allowance of 27 days (rising to 28 days after 3 years’ service) + bank holidays, Employee Assistance Programme, Perkbox, flexible working opportunities, 3% contribution towards pension, and season ticket loan. We are a welcoming, diverse and inclusive workforce and are a Disability Confident Employer. We also hold the Investors in People Silver Award.
For further details on the role, please refer to the Job Description and Person Specification.
Please apply by emailing your CV and a supporting statement which details how you meet the requirements of the role and person spec to firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date: Friday 3 November, 9am
The Society is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Therefore, all posts are subject to an Enhanced Disclosure check from the Disclosure and Barring Service and 2 satisfactory professional references. Registered Charity No.307892
For further information about this vacancy and details of how to apply, please visit the Royal Society for Blind Children website: https://www.rsbc.org.uk/work-for-us/