Female Support Worker*

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Reference number: 42484

Title: Female Support Worker*

Hours: Up 35 hours per week - Flexible part time

Location: Sense College Hampton - Peterborough

Contract type: Fixed Term

Closing date: Tuesday 20 March 2018

Salary: 15,600 per annum (pro rata) - 8.00 per hour

Interview date: Monday 26 March 2018

To start: To be discussed at interview

Job advert:

Could you help some amazing people to communicate, express themselves and connect with the world?

About the role

We have a great opportunity for passionate and dedicated individuals to join our team of Support Workers. These hours are offered on a fixed term for a minimum of 6 months. There may be potential for this role to be extended.  There are up to 35 hours available, and we can be really flexible as to whether one or more people share this role.   

As a Support Worker at a Sense College, you will support and enable individuals to make choices, to express themselves and live as independently as possible. Your patient support and encouragement will assist individuals to achieve their goals and overcome challenges.

To find out more about our exciting day services, please click here

Sense also supports people to take part in some of our amazing arts and wellbeing activities – from dance to music making, swimming to rock climbing.

Being a Sense Support Worker can be the springboard to your future career - and to all sorts of opportunities and management roles.

*For genuine occupational reasons we are looking to appoint a female only (exemption under the Equality Act 2010 Part 1 Schedule 9).

About you 

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.

About us

Sense is a national disability charity that supports people with complex communication needs to be understood, connected and valued.

Sense has a proven record of offering high quality, pioneering services.

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, the opportunity for you to 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 Jenny Wheatcroft  on Jenny.Wheatcroft@sense.org.uk

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 and job description (linked below) 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

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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)