Support Worker

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Reference number: 41840

Title: Support Worker

Hours: Full time, part time and casual hours available

Location: Louth, Lincolnshire

Contract type: Permanent, Casual

Closing date: Sunday 19 March 2017

Salary: 14,080 - 16,401 per annum pro rata (7.22 - 8.41 per hour)

Sense salary points: 11 - 14 & 15 - 18

Interview date: To be confirmed

To start: To be discussed at interview

Job advert:

Are you caring and creative?

Could you positively support people who are deafblind or have sensory impairments?

Are you confident, patient and understanding?

About the roles

We have exciting opportunities for enthusiastic and dedicated individuals to join our team of Support Workers. These are offered on a full time, part time and casual basis in Louth, Lincolnshire.

We have a range of casual shifts available at our fantastic Windsor Resource Centre in Louth. This is an education and day service for people with a dual or single sensory impairment with additional learning disabilities. Our casual/ bank arrangements are very flexible and can fit around your life.

In our accommodation service there are permanent full time (37.5 hours per week), part time and casual opportunities; this includes waking night roles.

As a Support Worker you will support people to live more independent lives in their home or local community.  This may include assisting with people’s personal care, their dietary requirements, shopping and social activities.

Experience is not necessarily required for this role as we are able to support you and provide you with an excellent induction. However, it is really important that you are able to demonstrate the right values and behaviours to enable you to make a difference to people’s lives.

If you do have experience that’s great! We also have ‘Experienced Support Worker’ opportunities in our accommodation services. We are looking people who have recent experience of providing practical support (including personal care) with vulnerable people in a home, community or education setting and to have also gained a Level 2 Diploma in health and social care or equivalent experience.  The Experienced Support Worker role has an annual salary of up to £16,401 (£8.41 per hour).

Flexibility is needed as working times can vary; we will however provide you with a rota in advance so you can plan your life accordingly.

To find out more about this great opportunity the differences between the level of role available please view the Job Description in the link below.

Please select the 'Additional documentation' link to view the 'Service One Page Profile', this provides more information on the role and the service in which it is based.

About us

Sense is a national charity that supports people who are deafblind, those with sensory impairments and those with complex needs, to enjoy more independent lives.

For more information about our amazing Windsor Resource Centre please see the link below:

About you and what we offer

Working as a Support Worker at Sense can be incredibly rewarding; we offer the opportunity to work in a large, diverse and successful charity where people can develop their skills, knowledge and careers in a supportive and flexible environment. In addition we have excellent training and development opportunities. Those on permanent contracts can join our Group Personal Pension scheme and a generous annual leave entitlement.

Our selection process aims to make sure that the role is right for you and you are right for us.  It involves completing an online application form, taking part in a value based interview/assessment process and visiting one of our services.

If you would like more information on the role please contact Samantha Beels on:

No agencies please.

To apply

Please use the link below to complete your application; CVs will not be considered. Managers will use your application to shortlist candidates in relation to the Sense I Statements and the Personal Specification; therefore it is very important you complete this section thoroughly.  We would recommend that you read the candidate guidelines, job description and service one page profile before applying.

If you are a disabled candidate and require a hard copy pack or a different format for example large print, Braille or audio please contact the HR department on 0121 415 2744 or textphone 0121 415 2720.

Sense is an Equal Opportunities Employer and is committed to ensuring that all staff are motivated, skilled and rewarded by their work.  Sense is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable children and adults and expects all employees to share this commitment. Therefore, all offers of employment are subject to a number of checks including an enhanced DBS check where appropriate.


Job description: Download the job description

Candidate guidelines: Download the candidate guidelines

Additional documentation: Download the additional documentation

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Related links

Who Sense supports

More about Sense, it's visions and values

Sense's People Strategy

Sense's People Strategy (Accessible)