Male Specialist Support Worker

Reference number: 42878

Title: Male Specialist Support Worker

Hours: Full time and Part time hours

Location: Caerphilly

Contract type: Permanent

Closing date: Tuesday 9 October 2018

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

Interview date: To be confirmed

To start: To be discussed at interview

Job advert:

Could you help some amazing people to communicate, express themselves and connect with the world?

About the role

We are currently looking for enthusiastic and motivated individuals to join our staff team at our fantastic centre: Touchbase Cymru in Caerphilly. We have a number of flexible, permanent, part time roles working up to 30 hours per week. 

We support individuals from all over South Wales and welcome applicants from all areas. 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. Your day may include some personal care and manual handling, as well as enabling the people we support to access their local community.

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.

*For genuine occupational reasons we are looking to appoint a male candidate only (exemption under the Equality Act 2010 Part 1 Schedule 9).

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 would great if you already have a knowledge of working with people with complex needs and sensory impairments. 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 and use of your own vehicle is an essential requirement for this role as is a willingness to obtain business insurance.

Flexibility is needed as working times do vary and will include evenings and weekends, 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.

If you would like more information on the role, please contact Lou Parr via lou.parr@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.

Job description: Download the job description

Candidate guidelines: Download the candidate guidelines

Additional documentation: Download the additional documentation

Related links

Who Sense supports

More about Sense, it's visions and values

Sense's People Strategy

Sense's People Strategy (Accessible)