Specialist Support Workers

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Reference number: 43140

Title: Specialist Support Workers

Hours: Various part time and casual roles available

Location: Rotherham

Contract type: Permanent

Closing date: Monday 25 March 2019

Salary: £8.08 per hour (£8.50 per hour from 1st April 2019)

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 Sense Centre Rotherham, Rawmarsh Road. We have a number of flexible, part time roles available, on a variety of shift patterns including weekdays, evenings and weekends.  

As a Specialist Support Worker you will work with people who have autism, dual or single sensory impairment, and / or learning disabilities. The role involves providing a person centred approach to meet communication, information and mobility needs through the development of learning plans. You will help reduce the isolation of the people we support through community involvement and a range of activities.

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.

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.

A full UK driving licence and use of your own vehicle is desirable for this role.

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.

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.

Come and meet us at  the Jobs Fair on Friday 15th March at  Aesseal New York Stadium, Rotherham S60 1FJ

If you would like more information on the role, please contact Joe Clayton, joe.clayton@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 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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Related links

Who Sense supports

More about Sense, it's visions and values

Sense's People Strategy

Sense's People Strategy (Accessible)