Specialist Support Workers

Reference number: 43056

Title: Specialist Support Workers

Hours: Full and various part time hours available

Location: Malvern, Worcestershire

Contract type: Permanent

Closing date: Sunday 20 January 2019

Salary: £16,575 per annum (pro rata) - £8.50 per hour

Interview date: As applications are received

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 in Malvern. We have a number of permanent, full and time roles available working up to 37.5 hours per week across both day and night shift patterns.

As a Specialist Support Worker you will work with a team to support seven people with sensory impairments and communication difficulties to lead full and active lives.  Each person has a unique plan of support that covers their personal care, domestic, social and emotional needs. The role requires you to be fun loving, energetic, and prepared to support people in a wide range of activities.  You will support people throughout all aspects of their life, with a do ‘with’ not ‘for’ approach.

Sense also supports people to take part in some of our amazing arts and wellbeing activities - including football, swimming, cycling, music sessions, sailing, cooking, day trips, home visits, concerts, festivals and holidays.

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.

A full UK driving licence is desirable for this role.

Flexibility is needed as working times do vary and will include evenings, weekends and sleep-ins; we will however provide you with a rota in advance so you can plan your life accordingly.

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 Amanda Pilcher via amanda.pilcher@sense.org.uk.

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 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)