Specialist Support Workers
Reference number: 42616
Title: Specialist Support Workers
Hours: Full time, part time and casual opportunities
Contract type: Permanent, Casual
Closing date: Wednesday 30 May 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
About the role
Sense has a great opportunity for passionate and dedicated individuals to join our team as a Specialist Support Worker in our service in Rotherham. We have a number of flexible, permanent, full and part time roles available working between 7.5 and 37.5 hours per week.
As a Specialist Support Worker you will work with people who have autism, dual or single sensory impairments, and/or learning disabilities and support them to live the life they choose, as independently as possible. This role involves providing a person centred approach to meet communication, information and mobility needs through the development of learning plans.
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.
We also have casual (bank) opportunities in this area attracting an hourly rate of £7.83.
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. We are particularly interested in candidates who have experience of working with people with sensory impairments, autism or learning disabilities.
A full UK driving licence is desirable for this role.
Flexibility is needed as working times do vary; 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.
If you would like more information on the role, please contact Joe Clayton, firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Please select the 'Additional documentation' link to view the 'Service One Page Profile', this provides more information on the role and Sense Centre Rotherham, Rawmarsh Road.
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 6735 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
Additional documentation: Download the additional documentation