Support Worker

Reference number: 44691

Title: Support Worker

Location: Havant, Hampshire

Salary: £9.00 per hour

Hours: 30 hours per week

Closing date: Saturday 31 October 2020

Interview date: To be confirmed

Contract type: Permanent

Job advert:

 

Could you empower individuals throughout their daily lives?


About the role

Sense has a great opportunity to join our team as a Support Worker in Havant. This is a permanent role working 30 hours per week.   

Your role will entail supporting an individual in their own home, supporting them accessing lots of community facilities. You will require a positive, flexible and can do attitude to enable them to try new opportunities and new communication methods. You will join a well established fantastic team, that are supportive to new team members enabling you to grow and develop within your role. Full communication is used and this role really gives you an opportunity to develop new or use existing skills.

Key skills and experience

Previous formal care experience is not required for this role, however volunteering/personal experience would be a benefit. 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 is desirable but not essential as we have access to a car.  

 

About Sense

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.

 

Our values

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 include

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 collaborate

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 challenge

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.

We celebrate

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

 

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 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.

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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Job description: Download the job description

Candidate guidelines: Download the candidate guidelines

Additional documentation: Download the additional documentation

Related links

Who Sense supports

More about Sense, it's visions and values

Sense's People Strategy

Sense's People Strategy (Accessible)