Specialist Support Workers

Reference number: 42554

Title: Specialist Support Workers

Hours: Full time, part time and casual opportunities

Location: Exeter

Contract type: Casual, Permanent

Closing date: Monday 30 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

Job advert:

About the role

We have a great opportunity for passionate and dedicated individuals to join our team as a Support Worker in Exeter. We have a number of full time Support Worker positions available, working 37.5 hours per week. We also have a number of flexible part time roles working 7.5 to 30 hours per week. These positions are available in both community and supported living settings and are for a variety of shift patters including days and nights.

As a Specialist Support Worker you will support and enable people to live the life they choose: to make choices, to express themselves and live as independently as possible. Your patient support and encouragement will assist individuals to run their own lives as much as possible – helping with personal care, supporting someone to rustle up some breakfast, do the weekly shop or visit a local café.

A full UK driving licence is desirable for these roles.

We also have casual (bank) opportunities in this area attracting an hourly rate of £7.83.

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.

If you do have experience that’s great! We also have casual Senior Support Worker (Intervenor) opportunities in this location where we are looking people who have substantial recent experience of being a Support Worker or similar. The Senior Support Worker role has an hourly rate of £8.33 per hour.

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 Philip Welsford on: phil.welsford@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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