Support Worker

Reference number: 43750

Title: Support Worker

Hours: 37.5 hours per week

Location: Barnet, London

Contract type: Permanent

Closing date: Friday 6 December 2019

Salary: £10.08 per hour (Inc London Weighting)

Interview date: To be confirmed

Job advert:

Our teams change people’s lives – could you?

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

About the role

We are currently looking for Support Workers to join our professional team at our day service TouchBase South East based in Barnet. You will be supporting adults with dual sensory loss and additional disabilities, in a range of sensory, leisure and skills development activities. This is a permanent full time position working 37.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday.

TouchBase South East is a purpose built centre which is the base for a huge variety of social activities and education based sessions, it is located within the heart of the local community and is a short walk from our allotment plot and the local high street. 

Sessions are tailor-made to suit individual or group needs, so you could be supporting somebody out on a day trip one day and in the hydrotherapy pool the next. Other activities on offer to the people we support in Barnet are IT, basic literacy and numeracy, gardening, cooking, music activities, communication practice, work placements in local businesses, art activities, sensory environments and to access facilities in the local community amongst other things. You will also provide varying levels of support with personal care tasks.

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.

All of the support worker posts in High Barnet require excellent communication, team working skills, literacy, flexibility and an awareness of disability needs. It is desirable that you are able to swim and support in our hydrotherapy pool onsite, and that you hold a valid UK drivers licence to support individuals on day trips and community 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.

If you would like more information on the 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 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

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