Specialist Support Worker

Reference number: 43400

Title: Specialist Support Worker

Hours: 35 hours per week

Location: Dereham

Contract type: Permanent

Closing date: Sunday 21 July 2019

Salary: £8.50 per hour

Interview date: As applications are received

To start: To be discussed at interview

Job advert:


Do you want to make a positive difference to people’s lives?

About the role

Sense has a great opportunity for passionate and dedicated individuals to join our team of Specialist Support Workers at our Sense Centre in Dereham. This is a permanent role where you will be working 35 hours per week. Working hours will usually be 9:15am to 4:15pm Monday - Friday, but there may be some variability.

As a Specialist Support Worker you will support and enable people to live the life they choose: to make choices, to express themselves and live as independently as possible. Your patient support and encouragement will inspire individuals to reach their full potential. You will help personal care, support someone to engage with Sense activities, visiting the local cafe, all whilst having fun! 

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. 

Click here to find out what makes our Sense Centres such a fun and inspiring place to work!

We will be conducting interviews throughout the duration of this vacancy, so get your application in as soon as you can as the post may close prior to the advertised date. 

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.

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 Victoria Johnson, Victoria.Johnson@sense.org.uk or on 01362 854153

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)