Support Workers

Reference number: 43493

Title: Support Workers

Hours: Up to 35 hours per week

Location: Knapwell, Cambridgeshire

Contract type: Permanent

Closing date: Monday 26 August 2019

Salary: £8.50 per hour

Interview date: As applications are received

Job advert:

About the role

Sense has a great opportunity for passionate and dedicated individuals to join our team in Knapwell, Cambridge. We have a number of Support Worker posts working up to 35 hours per week attracting a salary of £8.50 per hour.

This role is based in our Sense college and working hours will be Monday-Friday 9:15am - 4:15pm. Evenings and weekend working are not required.

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 engage with Sense activities, or enabling individuals to access their local community. You will be working with young adults with complex communication needs and associated learning difficulties. 

Please note, Sense Centre Knapwell is located in Knapwell, approximately 10 miles outside of Cambridge.  We are not located on a public transport route, so it essential that applicants have alternative means of travel.

If you are interested in applying, please note that we will be interviewing throughout the duration of this vacancy. An early application is advised as the vacancy may close prior to the advertised date. 

About you

Experience is not necessarily required 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. 

Our ideal candidate will be either a native sign language user or be able to sign at level 1 or higher, please do let us know if you have this skill. It is however essential that you have a willingness to learn BSL. 

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.

Working 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.

For an informal discussion about this role, please contact: Jane Ackrill via Jane.Ackrill@sense.org.uk

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 before applying.

If you are a disabled candidate and require a hard copy pack or a different format 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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