Waking Nights Support Worker

Reference number: 43584

Title: Waking Nights Support Worker

Hours: 37.5

Location: Exeter

Contract type: Permanent

Closing date: Friday 11 October 2019

Salary: £9.50 per hour

Interview date: To be confirmed

Job advert:

Could you help some amazing people to communicate, express themselves and connect with the world?

About the role

We are currently recruiting Waking Nights Support Workers to join our residential service in Exeter attracting a salary of £9.50 for Waking Nights.  

We have a number of full time and part time roles available so please do let us know what hours you are available to work. 

We are centrally located in Exeter with great transport links.

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.

Our service in Exeter supports 9 individuals with a variety of needs and a wide age range. The individuals we support live full and active lives so every day is different. You could be watching the football, going to the beach, support them to go on holidays or going shopping and running errands! 

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.

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 nights do vary and will include weekends; 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 BSL so if you have this skill; let us know! 

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 Justine Watkins, Justine.Watkins@sense.org.uk or by 01392 490366.

No agencies please.

To apply

Please use the link below to complete your application.  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 Recruitment 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)