Specialist Support Worker
Reference number: 43098
Title: Specialist Support Worker
Hours: Various part time roles: 12 - 36 hours per week
Contract type: Permanent, Casual
Closing date: Tuesday 26 February 2019
Salary: £15,756 per annum (pro rata) - £8.08 per hour
Interview date: As applications are received
To start: To be discussed at interview
Could you help some amazing people to communicate, express themselves and connect with the world?
About the role
We are looking for enthusiastic support workers to join our supported living team in Havant! We have a number of flexible, permanent and casual roles where you can choose the hours that best suit you; waking nights, day and weekend shifts. We plan ahead to ensure that you have a good work life balance. You are able to work on a 2 week rolling rota between 12 and 36 hours per week.
As a Specialist Support Worker you will support and enable people to live the life they choose: to make choices, to express themselves and live as independently as possible. Your patient support and encouragement will assist individuals to run their own lives as much as possible – helping with personal care, supporting someone to rustle up some breakfast, do the weekly shop or visit a local café.
Sense also supports people to take part in wellbeing activities, including cinema trips, theme parks, swimming and visiting the beach.
Being a Sense Support Worker can be the springboard to your future career - and to all sorts of opportunities and management roles.
We also have casual (bank) opportunities in this area attracting an hourly rate of £7.83.
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.
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.
We are looking for individuals with good verbal and written English to best support the communication needs of the service.
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.
Please feel free to contact our Manager Victoria Gallagher-White to have a chat about this role on 07557736294
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