Support Worker (Sense Centre)
Reference number: 45135
Title: Support Worker (Sense Centre)
Salary: £9.22 per hour
Hours: 35 hours per week
Closing date: Sunday 18 April 2021
Interview date: To be confirmed
Contract type: Permanent
Sense are looking for a Support Worker to join our professional team at our service in Pinchbeck, Lincolnshire. This is a full time post working 35 hours per week in our Sense Centre.
Sense Centre Pinchbeck is a day service supporting individuals with a wide range of complex needs to access positive and enriching activities. The ethos of the centre is around lifelong learning and development. The centre is currently open Monday to Friday 9am to 4.30pm, however we are expecting this to change so candidates must also be available to work evenings and weekends. The centre has set closure periods throughout the year during which staff are expected to take the majority of their annual leave, details of these dates are available on request.
About the role…
• As a Support Worker you will support and enable people to live the life they choose while visiting the centre
• You will support individuals and encourage them to make choices, to express themselves and to develop independent living and life skills
• Supporting people on trips to locations such as swimming pools, parks and shopping centres as well as with the activities arranged at the centre.
• You will be flexible and prepared to work weekend, early, afternoon and bank holiday shifts - rota's will always be provided in advance
In return we will offer you…
• £9.22 per hour
• 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
• An awareness of multi-sensory and complex needs
• 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
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