Specialist Support Worker

Reference number: 42981

Title: Specialist Support Worker

Hours: Full time and Casual hours

Location: Rothwell, Kettering

Contract type: Permanent, Casual

Closing date: Sunday 25 November 2018

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

Interview date: Monday 3 December 2018

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

It’s a really exciting time to join Sense Centre Rothwell as we’re now able to offer our fantastic services to even more people. Due to this expansion, we’re looking for two Specialist Support Workers to join our service in Kettering, Northamptonshire. We have two-part time roles working 9:15am - 4:15pm for 21 (Monday, Tuesday and Friday) and 35 hours per week (Monday to Friday).

As a Specialist Support Worker you provide exciting and person centred approach to individuals with learning disabilities and individuals with high medical needs. You will support and enable people to live the life they choose: to make choices, to express themselves and live as independently as possible. You will help develop communication skills, assist with personal care and administering medication through a variety of methods.

We also have casual (bank) opportunities in this area attracting an hourly rate of £7.83. 

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.

Please be aware that whilst it is not essential that you are able to drive, we are not based directly on a public transport route so you will require other means of transport. 

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.

For an informal discussion about this role, please contact: Angelica Fellini 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.


Job description: Download the job description

Candidate guidelines: Download the candidate guidelines

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