Part Time Waking Nights Support Workers

Reference number: 43646

Title: Part Time Waking Nights Support Workers

Hours: 7.5 to 35 hours per week

Location: Bristol

Contract type: Permanent

Closing date: Friday 1 November 2019

Salary: £8.50 per hour

Interview date: As applications are received

Job advert:


Our teams change people’s lives – could you?

If yes, then our Support Worker vacancies at our brand new supported living service in Bristol may be perfect for you!

About the role

Sense has a great opportunity for passionate and dedicated individuals to join our team as a Waking Nights Support Worker in Bristol in the BS7 and BS10 areas.  We have a number of permanent part time roles working 7.5 hours to 35 hours per week, just let us know what suits you

These are new and exciting roles working with young people with learning disabilities and autism, who are moving in to their first home. We are looking for individuals with experience in this field who feel passionately about the rights of vulnerable young people. You will be helping these young people to have an ordinary life and do extraordinary things. Sense will provide ongoing training to aid your professional development, including an excellent induction to enhance your current level of experience. 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

As a Waking Nights Support Worker you will support and enable people to live the life that they choose; make choices, express themselves and live as independently as possible. The young people you will be supporting have a variety of needs, some more complex than others, and some may display challenging behaviours from time to time (some who might at times communicate and express themselves through behaviours that challenge services and staff).

Your person centred support and encouragement will assist the young people to run their own home and access the local and wider community. You will be supporting the young people with all aspects of their lives, such as education, work and social opportunities and life skills, while working towards agreed outcomes. You will aid the individuals to become active citizens of their community, to build relationships and friendships and help reduce isolation. Everyone has the right to live a full and rich life.

Being a Sense Support Worker can be the springboard to your future career - and to all sorts of opportunities and management roles.

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

Flexibility is needed as working times do vary and will include evenings, weekends. We are committed to being responsive to the needs of the young people we support; we will however provide you with a rota in advance so you can plan your life accordingly.

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 discussion about this role, please contact: Rachael Robb via

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.


Job description: Download the job description

Candidate guidelines: Download the candidate guidelines

Additional documentation: Download the additional documentation

Related links

Who Sense supports

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Sense's People Strategy

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