Casual Specialist Support Workers

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Reference number: 42501

Title: Casual Specialist Support Workers

Hours: Casual (Bank)

Location: Carrickfergus, Larne and Newtownabbey

Contract type: Casual

Closing date: Sunday 8 April 2018

Salary: 7.83 per hour

Interview date: To be confirmed

To start: To be discussed at interview

Job advert:

Do you want to make a positive difference to people’s lives?

If yes, then our Casual Support Worker job vacancies in Carrickfergus, Larne and Newtownabbey may be perfect for you!

Experience in social care is not needed as we provide a first class training programme and support network for our staff. 

About the role

To make sure we are best placed to grow our services and to reach more people who need our support, we have opportunities for passionate and dedicated individuals to join our team of Casual Support Workers.  Working in our residential unit, education centre or within our community based services your patient support and encouragement will assist individuals who have varying degrees of independence to develop life skills, help with personal care and enable access to social activities including Gateway, Black Moon and wheelchair ice-skating to name but a few.

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.

Flexibility is needed as working times do vary and will include evenings, weekends and sleep-ins; we will however provide you with a rota in advance so you can plan your life accordingly.

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 Nicola Clugston via nicola.clugston@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.

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, where appropriate, are subject to an Access NI check.

Sense is an Equal Opportunities Employer and is committed to ensuring that all staff are motivated, skilled and rewarded by their work.

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)