Specialist Support Workers
Reference number: 43286
Title: Specialist Support Workers
Hours: Part time and casual
Location: Barnet, London
Contract type: Permanent, Casual
Closing date: Thursday 13 June 2019
Salary: £10.08 per hour (inc. London allowance)
Interview date: To be confirmed
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
Sense has a great opportunity for passionate and dedicated individuals to join our team as Specialist Support Workers in Barnet, London. We have a number of flexible, permanent, part time roles available working from 7 - 30 hours per week. Both day and night shift patterns are available.
At Barnet Residential services we support adults over the age of eighteen who have a range of complex needs, including sensory loss and learning disabilities. We’re looking for caring people who have the empathy and patience to positively focus on the people we support. You will be supporting the people who live here to participate in a full and active life at home and in the local community. This will include everything from basic domestic tasks such as laundry and shopping, to exciting activities like swimming, gardening, cooking, music, art and other things that the people we support enjoy. You will also provide varying levels of support with personal care tasks.
We also have casual (bank) opportunities in this area attracting an hourly rate of £9.79.
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.
Sense is known for our excellent training and development, so for some vacancies, previous personal care experience is not needed. However, you do need to have empathy and be enthusiastic, patient, compassionate and caring so that you can positively interact with the people we support.
Support Worker posts require excellent communication, and team working skills, literacy and an awareness of disability needs. It is desirable that you are able to swim and support people in the water and hold a valid UK drivers licence to support users on day trips and community activities.
Flexibility is needed as working times do vary and may include evenings, weekends and sleep-ins.
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 Sean Conley on firstname.lastname@example.org
No agencies please.
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.
As we say in our Equality and Diversity pledge, we want to ensure people are given the opportunity to realise their potential with us. So, if you have a disability which prevents you from driving but you are interested in a role where our advert says driving is required, please get in touch with us to discuss your application. We encourage you to apply for the role and we will try to make any adjustments to the role that may be possible.
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Additional documentation: Download the additional documentation