Education Support Worker - Casual

Reference number: 43793

Title: Education Support Worker - Casual

Hours: Casual

Location: Knapwell, Cambridge

Contract type: Casual

Closing date: Tuesday 10 December 2019

Salary: Competetive

Interview date: To Be Confirmed

Job advert:

Are you looking for a rewarding job where you go home knowing that you have made a real impact on someone’s life?

Sense has a great opportunity for passionate and dedicated individuals to join our team as Relief / Bank / Casual Support Workers at our Sense Centre in Knapwell. This is a Relief / Bank post working ad hoc shifts as required. 

Relief / Bank / Casual Support workers do not have a set amount of hours each week, you will work when it suits your availability and we have available hours.

About the role…
• As a Relief / Bank / Casual Support Worker you will support and enable people to live the life they choose 
• You will support young adults with complex communication needs and associated learning difficulties. 
• Encourage them to make choices, to express themselves, live as independently as possible and run their own lives as much as possible, providing support to achieve Every Day Living outcomes.
• The College day starts at 9.15 am and ends at 4.15pm, Monday to Friday. However, increasingly people also want support at other times, and so there may be opportunities to work in the evenings and at weekends in other roles within Sense, or to work flexibly between day activities / College service and a community service.

In return we will offer you…
• Competitive hourly pay
• Bespoke, rewarding career pathways
• Free parking (where available)
• The opportunity to work in a large, diverse and successful charity where you can develop your skills, knowledge and career in a supportive and flexible environment.
• Group Personal Pension scheme
• Generous annual leave entitlement
• Comprehensive paid induction and commitment to ongoing training
• Enhanced disclosure cost covered

About you…

• Excellent interpersonal skills
• Team working skills
• An awareness of multi sensory and complex needs
• Flexible approach to situations
• Previous experience is not essential as full training will be provided
• Able to demonstrate that you possess the right values and behaviours to enable you to make a difference to people’s lives
• Ability to undertake flexible working hours
• Have the means to reach our centre in Knapwell Village 
• NVQ Level 2 in Health & Social Care 
• BSL level 1
• Driver, if you are not a driver you must have alternative means of transportation
• Ability to work across our other colleges or centres

About Sense Centre Knapwell…
We have a broad range of activities and encourage the Deafblind people we support to get out into the community and take part in it! Some of the things we do include: Educational courses, Vocational activities, Work placements, Lifeskills programmes, Sensory awareness, Therapies.
We are passionate about improving the lives of the learners and are involved in local and national initiatives to support disability awareness. 

About Sense…
Sense has a proven record of offering high quality, pioneering services. 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.
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.
For an informal discussion about this role, please contact: the recruitment team on 0121 415 6753 or via 

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 team 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.
As we say in our Equality and Diversity pledge, we want to ensure people are given the opportunity to realise their potential with us. So, if you have a disability which prevents you from driving but you are interested in a role where our advert says driving is required, please get in touch with us to discuss your application. We encourage you to apply for the role and we will try to make any adjustments to the role that may be possible.

No agency submissions, any submissions without prior authorisation from Sense will be treated as our own, such as no fee will be payable.


Job description: Download the job description

Candidate guidelines: Download the candidate guidelines

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