Female Support Worker - Days

Reference number: 44674

Title: Female Support Worker - Days

Location: Exeter

Salary: £9.25 per hour

Hours: Up to 37.5 hours per week

Closing date: Monday 30 November 2020

Interview date: As applications are received

Contract type: Permanent, Casual

Job advert:

Could you help some amazing people to communicate, express themselves and connect with the world?

About the role

We are currently recruiting Support Workers to join our residential service in Exeter attracting a salary of £9.25 per hour. Working up to 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.

Our Exeter service is one of Sense's core services having recently celebrated its 25-year anniversary. We currently support nine people with a variety of disabilities and communication needs. In addition to assisting with personal care, you’ll support our residents to do the activities they enjoy; this might include shopping, swimming, going to the beach, or a local football match. We also love our trips; last year we supported individuals to go to Dorset, Cornwall, and even abroad to Lanzarote!

Key skills and experience

Care experience is not necessarily required for this role. You know if you have the compassion and motivation to improve people’s quality of life, Sense can give you the skills. It is really important that you’re adaptable and able to work on your own initiative, always putting the people we support first.

Flexibility is needed as working times do vary and will include evenings and weekends. Our day shifts typically run from 8am to 3pm, and 3pm to 10pm, though this may vary.

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.

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.

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 HR department on recruitment@sense.org.uk.

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

Sense's People Strategy (Accessible)