Support Worker

Reference number: 43688

Title: Support Worker

Hours: 24 hours per week

Location: Havant, Hampshire

Contract type: Permanent

Closing date: Sunday 3 November 2019

Salary: £8.50 per hour

Interview date: As applications are received

Job advert:

Could you help an amazing person to communicate, express themselves and connect with the world?

About the role

We are currently recruiting for a Support Worker to join us at our supported living service in Havant. We have a 24 hour vacancy where you will work 2 days per week on 12-hour shift attracting a salary of £8.50 per hour.

We work 12 hour shifts from 8am to 8pm and 8pm to 8am.  You will be required to work on a rolling rota of 2 day shifts each week, which will include working at least one day every other weekend, with additional hours often being available as overtime during the day and night.

As a support worker at our service in Havant, you will be working with one individual who is deafblind and very active! They live an incredibly full life and love to be out and about as often as possible.

Every day is different in this service and one day you may be assisting the person we support to go shopping or run errands and the next day you may be going to the beach, going roller skating or bike riding, creating artwork together or sitting and listening to the radio. 

The individual that we support also goes on a number of holidays per year and requires support workers to assist them whilst on holiday.

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

We also have casual (bank) opportunities in this area attracting an hourly rate of £8.21

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.

We are also looking for fun loving individuals to join our Wake Night team (please refer to separate advert) and relief worker team, to cover staff annual leave and sickness on an adhoc basis.

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.

We are looking for a kind and caring person to support a deafblind gentleman with epilepsy to remain safe at home and access the community to partake in activities that he enjoys.  These include Swimming, jacuzzi, horse riding, trampoling and biking.  The sucessful support worker must be physically able to partake in and support these activities

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.

Please feel free to contact our Manager Victoria Gallagher-White to have a chat about this role via

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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