Specialist Support Worker (Driver Essential)

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Reference number: 42767

Title: Specialist Support Worker (Driver Essential)

Hours: up to 35 hours per week, part time

Location: Kettering, Northamptonshire

Contract type: Permanent, Casual

Closing date: Tuesday 21 August 2018

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

Interview date: Tuesday 28 August 2018

To start: To be discussed at interview

Job advert:

About the role

Due to continued expansion, Sense has a great opportunity for passionate and dedicated individuals to join our team as a Specialist Support Worker in Kettering, Northamptonshire. We have a number of part time roles based at our day service, working between 21 and 35 hours per week, Monday to Friday between 9:15 and 16:15.  

Our service provides exciting and person centred approach to individuals with learning disabilities and individuals with high medical needs. 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, including  helping with personal care and administering medication through a variety of methods.

To find out more about our fantastic Sense Centres and to see what you could be a part of please click here! 

We also have a number of casual opportunities at this service, attracting a salary of £7.83 per hour.

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.

You will have the ability to complete some physical tasks, such as safe lifting, the clamping of wheelchairs, and engaging with learners on the floor.

A full UK driving licence is an essential requirement for this role.

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.

If you would like more information on the role, please contact Angelica Fellini via angelica.fellini@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.

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.

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Candidate guidelines: Download the candidate guidelines

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