Part Time Senior Support Worker

Reference number: 43598

Title: Part Time Senior Support Worker

Hours: 15 - 22.5 per week

Location: Stirchley, Birmingham

Contract type: Fixed Term

Closing date: Sunday 22 September 2019

Salary: Circa £9.08 per hour

Interview date: To be confirmed

Job advert:

Sense are looking for a motivated person to join our professional team as a Senior Support Worker in Stirchley, Birmingham. We have 2 roles available: 1 working 15 hours per week & the other 22.5 hours per week in a community setting. This is a fixed term position until 14th February 2020.  

You must be available to work 9am-5pm Monday to Thursday and 9am-4pm Friday. You must also be a driver with own vehicle as the person you will be supporting needs support to attend community visits and off-site meetings.

Role is supporting a professional person in a professional environment, and therefore the abilily to respect confidentiality of information is a must. You must be able to occassionally make professional telephone calls on behalf of the person you are supporting when needed and be able to take detailed notes during staff meetings

Senior Support Workers offer support to people who have developed sight and hearing impairments, you will support the individual to do the things they want to do - not to do things for them. You’ll be there to act as the eyes and ears of the individual – to make sure that communication is clear and that they are able to move around safely.

About the role

The support you provide may be in someone’s home, their local community or work setting.

Senior Support Workers offer guiding skills, practical help and communication support to people with acquired deafblindness – such as helping with shopping, dealing with mail, accessing social and leisure activities – to enable people with sensory loss to continue to live as independently as possible and decrease isolation.

A full UK driving licence and use of your own vehicle is an essential requirement for this role.

About you 

We would like to hear from you if you have experience of working with vulnerable people, and ideally have experience of working with people with a sensory impairment.

A willingness to develop your skills in all communication methods is an essential part of this role. You will need to be able to creatively solve problems that may arise using a person-centred approach and ideally have experience of using person-centred planning tools.

You must be enthusiastic, adaptable and friendly with a commitment to ensuring the individual you work with get the best out of their lives.

The ideal candidate will hold, or be willing to work towards, a Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care or equivalent.

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.

For an informal discussion about this role, please contact:

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 Personal Specification; therefore it is very important you complete this section thoroughly.  We would recommend that you read the candidate guidelines and job description (found at the base of this advert) before applying.

If you are a disabled candidate and require a hard copy pack or a different format please contact the Recruitment department on 0121 415 6735 or textphone 0121 415 2720.

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, where appropriate, are subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Sense is an Equal Opportunities Employer and is committed to ensuring that all staff are motivated, skilled and rewarded by their work.

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)