Community Support Worker
Reference number: 44686
Title: Community Support Worker
Salary: £9.00 per hour
Hours: 22.5 hours per week
Closing date: Friday 30 October 2020
Interview date: Thursday 12 November 2020
Contract type: Permanent
About the role
Sense are looking for a Community Support Worker to join our professional team at our service in Smethwick. This is a full time post working 22.5 hours per week.
This is a day service we deliver day opportunities for up to 18 people with multi-sensory impairments and associated learning and physical disabilities. Our service is open 7 days a week and offers a range of both centre based and community based activities.
We work closely with health care professionals to support with physiotherapy and improve health outcomes.
Key skills and experience
Previous formal care experience is not required for this role. It is really important that you’re adaptable and able to work on your own initiative, always putting the people we support first. We are looking for people that really embrace our values and ‘I’ statements.
A valid UK driving Licence iwith minimum 2 years driving experience is essential.
We’re here for every person living with complex disabilities that can make it a challenge to communicate, access information and take part in life.
Our mission is to remove barriers to communication so that everyone has the opportunity to live their life to the full.
Everything we do is underpinned by five core values. These values shape the way we work as we pursue our vision of a world where no one, no matter how complex their disabilities is isolated, left out, or unable to fulfil their potential.
We are determined to provide a place where everyone belongs. Where difference is valued and no one is left out. We take time to understand each other, however we may communicate. And we involve each other, especially in the things that affect us directly.
We bring people together and make connections. Because though we may all connect differently, we are all connected. And by sharing, learning, working and contributing together, we can achieve so much more.
We find a way
We think creatively, seeing potential and possibility. Always finding a way, however long it takes.
We think risk is a part of life to embrace and work with, not avoid. We constantly challenge ourselves and the status quo, working hard to make the world a place for everyone. When things go wrong, we're honest, we learn, we do better.
All achievements are worth celebrating. Those moments and milestones - the ordinary and extraordinary - that give meaning and purpose to life. We notice them and celebrate. Inspiring us to keep going.
Our ‘I’ statements
I will listen to others
I will understand and respond
I will respect others
I will be honest and open
I will participate and contribute
I will take informed risk
I will find things to celebrate
No decision about me, without me
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 email@example.com.
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.
No agency submissions, any submissions without prior authorisation from Sense will be treated as our own and as such no fee will be payable.
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