Support Workers

Reference number: 43540

Title: Support Workers

Hours: Full time, 37.5 hours per week

Location: Trowbridge, Wiltshire

Contract type: Permanent

Closing date: Thursday 26 September 2019

Salary: £8.50 per hour

Interview date: As applications received

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 a passionate and dedicated individual to join our team as a Support Worker at our residential service in Trowbridge, Wiltshire. 

Our service in Trowbridge is small but the people we support have huge personalities. They enjoy horse riding, shopping, visiting the local cinema, eating out and even attend wheelchair ice skating.

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. You 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.

Being a Sense Support Worker can be the springboard to your future career - and to all sorts of opportunities and management roles, most of our management team began their journey's with Sense as a Support Worker. 

We are ideally looking for individuals who are able to drive to allow the individuals that we support to access the local community, so please do let us know in your application if you have a full driving licence for use within the UK. 

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.

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. 

You will be motivated, willing to try anything and be flexible with your working hours. 

Flexibility is needed as working times do vary; we will however provide you with a rota in advance so you can plan your life accordingly.

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 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 an informal chat about the role, please contact Vicky James via Vicky.James@Sense.org.uk or on 01225 766200. 

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.

As we say in our Equality and Diversity pledge, we want to ensure people are given the opportunity to realise their potential with us. So, if you have a disability which prevents you from driving but you are interested in a role where our advert says driving is required, please get in touch with us to discuss your application. We encourage you to apply for the role and we will try to make any adjustments to the role that may be possible.

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Job description: Download the job description

Candidate guidelines: Download the candidate guidelines

Additional documentation: Download the additional documentation

Related links

Who Sense supports

More about Sense, it's visions and values

Sense's People Strategy

Sense's People Strategy (Accessible)