Female Specialist Support Worker *

Reference number: 43095

Title: Female Specialist Support Worker *

Hours: Up 37.5 hours per week - including part time

Location: Poole

Contract type: Casual, Permanent

Closing date: Monday 25 February 2019

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:

Are you looking for a rewarding job where you go home knowing that you have made a real impact on someone’s life?

If yes, then come and join the fun in Poole! 

About the role

We have a great opportunity for fun loving, passionate individuals to join our supported living team in Poole.

As a Specialist Support Worker you will support two ladies with specialist communication and sensory needs to live the life they choose: to make choices, to express themselves and live as independently as possible.   These activities include going to theme parks, trips to the cinema and cafes along with swimming, bike riding and bowling just to name a few. The fun never stops!

At Sense we believe in offering a great work life balance so can be flexible and accommodate your own availability to work.  We have full time or part time hours on either a flexible or fixed rota.   You will be expected to work some early mornings, late evenings and at least one shift on the weekend, every 4 weeks as we provide a 24 hour 7 days a week service including waking nights and sleep ins.  Alternatively, you may work annualised or casual hours (£7.83 per hour) which provide you with more flexibility.  

It would be great if you had a  full UK driving licence and use of your own vehicle as we would be able to explore the wider community more easily. 


Please select the 'Additional documentation' link to view the 'Service One Page Profile', this provides more information on the role and the service in which it is based.

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 also provide varying levels of support with personal care tasks.

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

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 Victoria Gallagher- White on victoria.gallagher-white@sense.org.uk or 07557736294.

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)