Specialist Support Worker - Brent

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Reference number: 42624

Title: Specialist Support Worker - Brent

Hours: Full and various part time hours available

Location: Brent, London

Contract type: Permanent

Closing date: Monday 18 June 2018

Salary: 19,890 per annum (pro rata) - 10.20 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 Specialist Support Workers in Brent, London. We have a number of flexible full and part time roles available working up to 37.5 hours per week.  

As a Support Worker you will support and enable people with sensory, learning, and mental health needs 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.

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.

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.

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.

We are particularly interested in individuals who are competent signers to the equivalent of Level One 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 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 see the below video for a BSL version of this advert:

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

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