Specialist Support Workers
Reference number: 42618
Title: Specialist Support Workers
Hours: Various part time roles available
Contract type: Permanent
Closing date: Thursday 31 May 2018
Salary: £15,756 per annum (pro rata) - £8.08 per hour
Sense salary points: Not applicable
Interview date: Thursday 7 June 2018
To start: To be discussed at interview
Are you caring and creative?
Could you help some amazing people to communicate, express themselves and connect with the world?
If yes, then our Support Worker job vacancies in Rotherham 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 Rotherham. We have a number of flexible, part time roles available working 15 and 35 hours per week.
As a Specialist Support Worker you will work with people who have physical 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. Sense also supports people to take part in some of our amazing arts and wellbeing activities – from dance to music making, swimming to rock climbing.
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.
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.
A full UK driving licence is desirable for this role.
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.
Please select the 'Additional documentation' link to view the 'Service One Page Profile', this provides more information on the role and Sense Centre Rotherham, Coleridge Road.
If you would like more information on the role, please contact Angham Ahmed via Angham.Ahmed@sense.org.uk
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.
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