Specialist Support Workers

Reference number: 42886

Title: Specialist Support Workers

Hours: Various part time and casual roles available

Location: Barnet, London

Contract type: Permanent, Casual

Closing date: Thursday 25 October 2018

Salary: £9.66 per hour (Inc. London Allowance)

Interview date: To be confirmed

To start: To be discussed at interview

Job advert:

About the role

Sense has a great opportunity for passionate and dedicated individuals to join our team as a Specialist Support Worker at our residential service in Barnet, London. We have a number of flexible, part time roles available working between 7 and 30 hours per week. Both day and night shift patterns are available.

At Barnet Residential services we support adults over the age of eighteen who have a range of complex needs, including sensory loss and learning disabilities. As a Support Worker you will be supporting the people who live here to participate in a full and active lives at home and in the local community. This will include things such as basic domestic tasks like laundry and shopping, swimming, gardening, cooking, music and art activities, amongst other things. You will also provide varying levels of support with personal care tasks.

We also have casual (bank) opportunities in this area attracting an hourly rate of £9.41.

About you 

We’re known for our excellent training and development, so for some vacancies, previous personal care experience is not needed. However, you do need to have empathy and be enthusiastic, patient, compassionate and caring so that you can positively interact with the people we support.

Support Worker posts require excellent communication, and team working skills, literacy and an awareness of disability needs. It is desirable that you are able to swim and support people in the water and hold a valid UK drivers licence to support users on day trips and community activities.

Flexibility is needed as working times do vary and may include evenings, weekends and sleep-ins.

About us

Sense is a national disability charity that supports people with complex communication needs to be understood, connected and valued.

Work at Sense can be demanding and so isn’t for everyone, but it is also incredibly rewarding and valuable. You will also receive great training and development, a supportive work environment, generous leave arrangements and employee benefits and access to a pension scheme

Sense has a proven record of offering high quality, pioneering services.

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 and taking part in a value based assessment process which will require you to attend an assessment day for about 3 hours and then a panel interview.

If you would like more information on the role, please contact Cheryl Marr via cheryl.marr2@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

Related links

Who Sense supports

More about Sense, it's visions and values

Sense's People Strategy

Sense's People Strategy (Accessible)