Specialist Support Workers
Reference number: 42793
Title: Specialist Support Workers
Hours: Full time, part time and casual opportunities
Contract type: Permanent, Casual
Closing date: Sunday 2 September 2018
Salary: £15,756 per annum (pro rata) - £8.08 per hour
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 Support Worker in our services in Rotherham. We have a number of full and part time positions available working up to 37.5 hours per week.
These opportunities are based in our two Sense Centres in Rotherham. You can read more about our centres by clicking here or 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.
As a 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, assisting them to access activities, engage with the community 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.
Whilst experience is not a requirement for this role, knowledge of working with people who have a sensory impairment, autism or a learning disability is an advantage, as is a driving licence and use of your own car.
Flexibility is needed as working times do vary and may evenings and weekends; 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 via Joe.Clayton@sense.org.uk, or 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