Support Worker

Reference number: 44680

Title: Support Worker

Location: Barnet, London

Salary: £10.58 per hour

Hours: 7.5 - 30 Per Week

Closing date: Saturday 31 October 2020

Interview date: As suitable applications received

Contract type: Permanent

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 a Support Worker based in Barnet. 

Barnet Residential services support adults over the age of eighteen who have a range of complex needs, including sensory loss and learning disabilities. We currently have various roles available on a permanent full and part time basis working various shifts across the week. We are looking for caring people who have the empathy and patience to positively focus on the people we support.

As a support worker you will be supporting the people who live here to participate in a full and active life at home and in the local community this will include things such as basic domestic tasks such as laundry and shopping, swimming, gardening, cooking, music activities, art activities, amongst other things. You will also provide varying levels of support with personal care tasks.

Support Worker posts require excellent communication, and team working skills, literacy, an awareness of disability needs and flexibility. It is desirable that you are able to swim and support people in the water and hold a valid UK drivers licence to support users on day trips and community activities.

About us

Sense is a leading national charity that helps people of all ages to enjoy more independent lives.  Our work involves supporting people who have sensory impairments and complex learning, mobility and communication needs to reach their full potential.

About you and what we offer

We’re known for our excellent training and development, so for some vacancies, previous personal care experience is not needed. However, you do need to have empathy and be enthusiastic, patient, compassionate and caring so that you can positively interact with the people we support.

Work at Sense can be demanding and so isn’t for everyone, but it is also incredibly rewarding and valuable. You will also receive great training and development, a supportive work environment, generous leave arrangements and employee benefits and access to a pension scheme.

Our selection process aims to make sure that the role is right for you and you are right for us.  It involves completing an online application form and taking part in a value based assessment process which will require you to attend an assessment day for about 3 hours and then a panel interview 

In return we will offer you…

• £10.58 per hour inclusive of allowance
• Bespoke, rewarding career pathways
• 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 induction and commitment to ongoing training
• Enhanced disclosure cost covered

About you…


• Able to demonstrate that you possess the right values and behaviours to enable you to make a difference to people’s lives
• Flexibility, as working times do vary and may include weekends and evenings, we will however provide you with a rota in advance so you can plan your life accordingly

About Sense…

For everyone living with complex disabilities. For everyone who is deafblind. Sense is here to help people communicate and experience the world.
Sense has a proven record of offering high quality, pioneering services. We believe that no one, no matter how complex their disabilities, should be isolated, left out, or unable to fulfil their potential.
If you have any questions regarding this role, please contact the recruitment team 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.

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


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)