Specialist Support Workers and Female Specialist Support Workers

Reference number: 43149

Title: Specialist Support Workers and Female Specialist Support Workers

Hours: Up to 35 hours per week, part time

Location: Brent, London

Contract type: Permanent

Closing date: Tuesday 2 April 2019

Salary: £19,890 per annum (pro rata) - £10.20 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 Specialist Support Workers in Brent, London. We have a number of flexible part time roles available working up to 35 hours per week on both day and night shift patterns.  

As a Support Worker you will support and enable people with sensory, learning, and mental health needs 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.

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.

We are particularly interested in individuals who have some British Sign Language (BSL) experience, or demonstrate a willingness to learn this new skill.

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 genuine occupational reasons some of our roles are female only (exemption under the Equality Act 2010 Part 1 Schedule 9).

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.

If you would like more information on the role, please contact Tomasz Borys via tomasz.borys@sense.org.uk

To apply

Please use the link below to complete your application; CVs will not be considered. We would recommend that you read the candidate guidelines and job description (linked below) before applying. Applications will be shortlisted as they are received, so apply as soon as you can! 

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 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, where appropriate, are subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Sense is an Equal Opportunities Employer and is committed to ensuring that all staff are motivated, skilled and rewarded by their work.

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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)