Waking Night Team Leader (Social Care)

Reference number: 42549

Title: Waking Night Team Leader (Social Care)

Hours: 35 hours per week, part time

Location: Carrickfergus, Larne and Newtownabbey

Contract type: Permanent

Closing date: Sunday 29 April 2018

Salary: 17,188 - 18,943 per annum, pro rata

Sense salary points: 19 - 22

Interview date: To be confirmed

To start: To be discussed at interview

Job advert:


Sense are looking for a reliable and motivated person to join our professional team as a Waking Night Team Leader (Social Care) at our service in Carrickfergus. This is a permanent, part time position working 35 hours per week.

About the role

The Team leader will assist with running a responsive innovative and high quality service for people with sensory impairments and complex needs.  Special attention will be paid to the creation of a continuous learning environment that will seek to maximise the potential of each person. 

You will assist the manager in the running of the service including co-ordinating and supervising a small team of Waking Night Support Workers to ensure that all shared responsibilities are fulfilled and systems maintained.

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 you

The successful candidate will need to demonstrate willingness to participate in training and development.  You will  be expected to work on your own initiative and show patience and understanding as well as being able to deal with challenging situations.

You will have a proven track record of motivating others including carrying out supervision meetings.  You will have experience of working with adults with disabilities, monitoring the care provided and identifying and resolving issues arising from the 'day to day' operation.

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 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.

For an informal discussion about this 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 Personal Specification; therefore, it is very important you complete this section thoroughly.  We would recommend that you read the candidate guidelines and job description (found at the base of this advert) 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 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 enhanced DBS 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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