Specialist Support Workers
Reference number: 42550
Title: Specialist Support Workers
Hours: Full and various part time hours available
Location: Carrickfergus and Newtownabbey
Contract type: Permanent
Closing date: Sunday 29 April 2018
Salary: £15, 756 per annum, pro rata - £8.08 per hour
Sense salary points: Not applicable
Interview date: To be confirmed
To start: To be discussed at interview
Are you caring and creative?
Do you want to make a positive difference to people’s lives?
If yes, then our Specialist Support Worker job vacancies in Carrickfergus and Newtownabbey may be perfect for you!
About the role
Sense has a great opportunity for passionate and dedicated individuals to join our team as a Specialist Support Worker in our services across Carrickfergus and Newtownabbey. We have a number of flexible, part time roles available, working between 17.5 and 35 hours per week. These include, day shifts, waking nights, permanent and fixed term roles.
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.
A full UK driving licence is desirable for some roles.
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.
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.
For genuine occupational requirement reasons some positions require a female candidate only in accordance with Article 10(2)(b)(i) of the Sex Discrimination (NI) Order 976 (as amended).
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.
If you would like more information on the role, please contact Nicola Clugston via email@example.com
No agencies please.
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