Specialist Support Workers

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Reference number: 42724

Title: Specialist Support Workers

Hours: Full time, part time and casual opportunities

Location: South Birmingham

Contract type: Permanent, Casual

Closing date: Sunday 5 August 2018

Salary: £15,756 per annum (pro rata) - £8.08 per hour

Interview date: 23rd July and 10th August 2018

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 our services throughout the South of Birmingham. We're able to offer a wide range of full & part time roles, with both day and night shift patterns available, working up to 37.5 hours per week. Let us know what works for you!

We are looking to recruit people to be based in one of the following areas: 

  • Northfield
  • Kings Heath
  • Kings Norton
  • Edgbaston

We also have vacancies in the beautiful setting of the Malvern Hills -  Click here link to apply. 

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.

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

You can find out more about working at Sense as a Support Worker, and see why our current team love their roles by clicking here

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.

A full UK driving licence is desirable for some roles. 

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.

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.

No agencies please.

Next steps

Please use the link below to complete your application; we would recommend that you read the candidate guidelines and job description (linked below) before applying.

We will be conducting assessments before and after the closing date, on 23rd July and 10th August, so get your application in as soon as you can!

We also have a number of opportunities in North Birmingham and West Bromwich, click here for more information.

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

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Related links

Who Sense supports

More about Sense, it's visions and values

Sense's People Strategy

Sense's People Strategy (Accessible)