Specialist Support Workers

Reference number: 42923

Title: Specialist Support Workers

Hours: Various part time and casual roles available

Location: Barnet, London

Contract type: Permanent, Casual

Closing date: Sunday 28 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:

About the role

Sense has a great opportunity for passionate and dedicated individuals to join our team as a Specialist Support Worker at TouchBase South East in Barnet, London. We have a number of flexible, part time roles available, starting at 7.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday.  

TouchBase South East is a purpose built centre which is the base for a huge variety of social activities and education based sessions, it is located within the heart of the local community and is a short walk from our allotment plot and the local high street. 

Sessions are tailor-made to suit individual or group needs, so you could be supporting somebody out on a day trip one day and in the hydrotherapy pool the next. Other activities on offer to the people we support in Barnet include IT, basic literacy and numeracy, gardening, cooking, music activities, communication practice, work placements in local businesses, art activities, sensory environments and to access facilities in the local community. 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 £7.83.

About you 

Whilst experience is not necessarily required for this role, all of our Specialist Support Workers require excellent communication, team working skills, literacy, flexibility and an awareness of disability needs. We will provide you with training and an excellent induction

It would be great if you are able to swim and support in our onsite hydrotherapy pool, and that you hold a valid UK drivers licence to support individuals on day trips and community activities. 

About us

For everyone living with complex disabilities. For everyone who is deafblind. Sense is here to help people communicate and experience the world.

We believe that no one, no matter how complex their disabilities, should be isolated, left out, or unable to fulfil their potential.

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 John Kirkham via John.Kirkham@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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Job description: Download the job description

Candidate guidelines: Download the candidate guidelines

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