Sensory Project Worker

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Closing date: Sunday 17 December 2023
Location: Ernest English House / Mannamead Hub / In the Community
Hours: 21 hours per week
Salary: Fixed £11.65 per Hour
Contract: Permanent
Interview date: TBC

This post will be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check

Role Summary

The Sensory Project Worker is responsible for providing a range of services and support to individuals with sensory impairments. This role involves a combination of direct support, outreach, training, and community engagement to facilitate choice and support independent living.

About the role

You will be required to meet contractual and grant requirements by delivering information, advice, and support services in a one to one or group settings.

You will work closely with volunteers to enhance service delivery.

You will engage with service users on a formal and informal level to ensure they are involved in the coproduction of service delivery.

You will be required to work closely with your line manager to contribute towards developing plans, monitoring, evaluating, and producing regular reports.

You will be accountable for the use of charitable funding.

You will be an active member of the Improving Lives Plymouth team working closely with peers to develop cross project delivery to provide a wraparound service to our service users reducing the need for them to share their story when moving between different teams within the organisation.

You will be required to assist with the implementation of identified accreditation standards.

You will be required to undertake any additional training relevant to the role to contribute towards your continued professional development.

You will carry out any other tasks which may be within the scope of the post to ensure the effective delivery and the needs of the service.

Person Specification

Experience of
• Working with the complex needs of service users
• Advice, assessments, support planning and reviews
• Working within social care, education, voluntary or health and wellbeing sectors and the ability to achieve positive outcomes for individuals and vulnerable groups
• Working with external organisations

Essential Skills
• Ability to support individuals
• Ability to lead by example, promote change and demonstrate professional behaviours
• Excellent communication and inter-personal skills, with the ability to empathise with the needs of people using our services
• Ability to deal appropriately with confidential matters
• Ability to develop and maintain constructive relationships with professionals from other agencies and share information appropriately
• Excellent IT skills including the use of Microsoft Office and CRM systems
• Well-developed organisational and time management skills
• Experience of balancing conflicting workload priorities
• A positive, energetic and solution focussed approach
• Ability to work in stressful situations
• An understanding of what constitutes a safeguarding issue.

Knowledge of
• Health inequalities that individuals and groups may be affected by
• Trauma informed approaches to service delivery
• Involving service users with project delivery
• Mental health issues, loneliness, long-term conditions, carers issues and veterans’ issues and the wider armed forces community, learning disability, frailty, sensory and other physical disabilities.
• The importance of support, development and motivation

• Knowledge of community-based provision across Plymouth in both the voluntary and Statutory sectors
• Commitment to digital service provision


• Level 2 Information, Advice and Guidance, or above
• English and Maths qualification

Personal Attributes
• Professional attitude with the ability to prioritise workload
• Able to work on own initiative
• A willingness to work flexibly

Please see supporting document Link below:

Task List – Sensory Project Worker


  • Closing date for applications:  17 December 2023 @ 23.59

If you wish to apply for this role, please draft a C.V. of no more than two pages that includes your full name, permanent address, telephone and email contact details. Also include two references, one of whom must be your current or most recent employer (we will not contact them unless you are provisionally offered the role).  The C.V. must outline your full employment history in a chronological order with start and end dates, salary level and a summary of the key responsibilities undertaken within each role.  In addition to your C.V. please complete a written statement (2 pages maximum) clearly demonstrating how you meet the person specification for this role and your motivation for applying.

For more information please visit the Improving Lives Plymouth website.

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