Senior Support Worker - Brent

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Reference number: 42599

Title: Senior Support Worker - Brent

Hours: 37.5 hours per week (full time)

Location: Brent, London

Contract type: Fixed Term

Closing date: Monday 21 May 2018

Salary: 22,604 per annum, pro rata

Sense salary points: Not applicable

Interview date: 11th - 12th June 2018

To start: To be discussed at interview

Job advert:

About the role

Sense are looking for reliable and motivated people to join our professional team as a Senior Support Worker at our service in Brent, London. We have two full time position working 37.5 hours per week within a supported living service.

Our Senior Support Workers will need to manage the day to day running of a responsive, innovative, and high quality service for people with sensory, learning, and mental health 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 and deputies in the running of the service, including co-ordinating the team to ensure that all shared responsibilities are fulfilled and systems maintained.

About you

The successful candidate will need to demonstrate willingness to participate in training and development. You will need to communicate in a variety of different methods and be prepared to deal with challenging situations. You will also be expected to work on your own initiative and show patience and understanding.

You will hold 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.

We are particularly interested in individuals who are competent signers to the equivalent of Level Two or above in British Sign Language (BSL)

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.

Our service in Brent is an amazing new build Supported Living Service (12 self-contained flats), which will enable the people who will live there to develop their daily living skills, become active in their community and live life to the full.

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 Debbie Snooks via debbie.snooks@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.

Please see the below video for a BSL version of this advert:

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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