Waking Nights Specialist Support Workers
Reference number: 43327
Title: Waking Nights Specialist Support Workers
Hours: Part time, 35 hours per week
Contract type: Permanent
Closing date: Wednesday 3 July 2019
Salary: £8.50 per hour
Interview date: As applications are received
To start: To be discussed at interview
Our teams change people’s lives – could you?
If yes, then our Support Worker vacancies at our brand new supported living service in Bristol may be perfect for you!
About the role
Sense has a great opportunity for passionate and dedicated individuals to join our team as a Specialist Support Worker in Bristol.
This is a new and exciting role working with young people with learning difficulties and autism that may display behaviours that challenge, who are moving in to their first home. We are looking for individuals who will challenge stereotypes and who feel passionately about the rights of vulnerable young people. You will be helping our young people to have an ordinary life and do extraordinary things.
As a Waking Nights Specialist Support Worker you will support and enable people to live the life that they choose: to make choices, to express themselves and live as independently as possible. Your patient support and encouragement with assist individuals to run their own home, budgeting, menu planning, cooking, do the weekly shop or visit local amenities. You will aid the individuals to build a network of friendships to prevent them being isolated and to gain a sense of self esteem. You will support with education, work and social opportunities providing individuals with the means to build strong community links for a purposeful and fulfilled life of their choosing. As a Waking Nights Support Worker you will need to be flexible in your approach. Support may be delivered in the individuals home or in the community. The hours of support may vary dependent on the individuals choice of activites.
Being a Sense Support Worker can be the springboard to your future career - and to all sorts of opportunities and management roles.
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 creative individuals who are supportive and have a can do attitde.
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.
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.
For an informal discussion about this role, please contact: Anne Lawn via Anne.Lawn@Sense.org.uk or on 0757 232 8904.
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.
Job description: Download the job description
Candidate guidelines: Download the candidate guidelines
Additional documentation: Download the additional documentation