Specialist Support Workers

Reference number: 43395

Title: Specialist Support Workers

Hours: Various Casual, Part-Time and Full-Time up to 37.5 hours per week

Location: Pinchbeck, Spalding & Holbeach

Contract type: Permanent, Casual

Closing date: Tuesday 27 August 2019

Salary: £8.50 per hour

Interview date: To be confirmed

To start: To be discussed at interview

Job advert:

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 a Specialist Support Worker in Pinchbeck, Spalding or Holbeach. We have a number of flexible, permanent, part-time, full-time and casual roles available working up to 37.5 hours per week for an hourly rate of £8.50.

We can be flexible with location and hours, so please state in your application which location you would prefer to work in, as well your preferred weekly hours.

Our Support Workers provide person-centred support to ensure the needs of the people we support are met in creative ways. This role can be challenging at times, but is balanced by the unrivalled sense of long-term satisfaction it also gives. It’s an opportunity to be creative and feel inspired, both by your colleagues and the people you support. It’s a career that you can feel proud of.

You may provide support and encouragement to 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. You will be enabling the people we support to achieve their full potential and encourage choice, participation and motivation.

Sense also supports people to take part in some of our amazing arts and wellbeing activities – from dance to music making, swimming to rock climbing.

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 £8.21.

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.

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.

If you would like more information on the role, please contact Donna Barnes on Donna.Barnes@sense.org.uk.

No agencies please.

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

Related links

Who Sense supports

More about Sense, it's visions and values

Sense's People Strategy

Sense's People Strategy (Accessible)