Male Support Worker

Reference number: 43737

Title: Male Support Worker

Hours: 37.5 hours per week

Location: Pudsey, Leeds

Contract type: Permanent

Closing date: Sunday 8 December 2019

Salary: £8.50 per hour

Interview date: To be confirmed

Job advert:

Our teams change people’s lives – could you?

If yes, then our Support Worker job vacancies in Pudsey, Leeds  may be perfect for you!

About the role

Sense has a great opportunity for passionate and dedicated individuals to join our team as a Support Worker in Pudsey, Leeds. This is a permanent, full time role available working 37.5 hours per week.  

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. Your patient support and encouragement will assist individuals to run their own lives as much as possible. This role will be working in a residential setting with a team of Support Workers supporting 3 individuals. You will be working closely with the people we support to increase their confidence, be out in the community, taking them to our local day centre and you will partake in lots of activities including arts, crafts, music, shopping, going to the pub, day trips, holidays, swimming, going to the cinema & the local disco.

*For genuine occupational reasons we are looking to appoint a male candidate only (exemption under the Equality Act 2010 Part 1 Schedule 9).

A full UK driving licence is an essential requirement for this role. You do not need your own vehicle as you would be insured on the properties vehicle.

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 times do vary and will include evenings, weekends and sleep-ins; 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.

If you would like more information on the role, please contact recruitment@sense.org.uk

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 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

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