Support Workers

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Reference number: 43486

Title: Support Workers

Hours: Various full time, part time and casual opportunities

Location: North Birmingham and West Bromwich

Contract type: Casual, Permanent

Closing date: Sunday 25 August 2019

Salary: £8.50 per hour

Interview date: Tuesday 3rd September

Job advert:

Are you looking for a rewarding job where you go home knowing that you have made a real impact on someone’s life?

About the role

Sense has a great opportunity for passionate and dedicated individuals to join our team as a Support Worker in our services throughout the North of Birmingham. We have a number of full and part time roles available, detailed below.

We are looking to recruit people to be based in one of the following areas: 

  • Kingstanding - Full time role working 37.5 hours per week
  • West Bromwich - 2 full time roles working 37.5 hours per week

We can be flexible with the hours that we offer so please let us know what works for you! 

As a 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 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 can find out more about working at Sense as a Support Worker, and see why our current team love their roles by clicking here

We also have casual opportunities available in West Bromwich attracting a salary of £8.21 per hour.

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 candidates who are able to communicate using British Sign Language, however a willingness to learn this skill is just as important.

We are also looking for people who are able to drive to enable the people we support to access the local community so please do let us know if you are able to drive! 

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.

For an informal chat about this role, please contact Errol Cumberbatch via Errol.Cumberbatch@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.

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Job description: Download the job description

Candidate guidelines: Download the candidate guidelines

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Related links

Who Sense supports

More about Sense, it's visions and values

Sense's People Strategy

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