Female Community Support Worker

Reference number: 45149

Title: Female Community Support Worker

Location: Derby

Salary: £19,903 FTE / £10.21 per hour

Hours: 8 hours per week

Closing date: Wednesday 12 May 2021

Interview date: As suitable applications are received.

Contract type: Permanent

Job advert:

We’re looking for a unique person to support and enrich the life of an individual we support.

We are Sense, a high quality community service in Derby, who are passionate about supporting adults with complex needs, including sensory losses and learning disabilities. 

We’re seeking to recruit a great new community support worker / communicator guide on a part time basis 2 days / 8 hours per week; someone with the right values and behaviours – could this be you?

You will make the day to day the best it can possibly be for both you and the person you will support. The person you will be supporting is Deaf and uses British Sign Language to communicate. You will find and create solutions to make the most out of every day. Here is what the person you will support is looking for from you:

“I am deaf with sight impaired. I use a wheelchair to help me get around in the community, and I also like to use my walking frame.  I enjoy sports especially football. I love shopping and animals. With the support, I hope it will help me to build my confidence in the community, to socialise more and make friends.”

For genuine occupational reasons we are looking to appoint a female candidate only (exemption under the Equality Act 2010 Part 1 Schedule 9). You must have a valid manual UK driving licence and be willing to use our vehicle. You must be able to clearly communicate using British Sign Language / BSL.

However you don’t need to have previous experience in this field, nor do you need qualifications – we’re happy to work with you to help you become an excellent support worker. Above all we want someone that shares in our values. These are:

- We include, We collaborate, We find a way, We challenge, We celebrate.

Does this sound like it could be you? If so, read on…

The duties are varied and no two days will be the same. The people we support are individuals and they all treated as such. However, as a general guide, duties may include booking and attending appointments, visiting places of interest or leisure facilities, participating in social activities, maintaining contact with friends or accessing new social networks, as well as help to take part in a wide range of special interests and activities that support their health and wellbeing.

Take a look at the video below to see why we do what we do.

If this sounds like the right opportunity for you? you will get a lot of benefits when you work for Sense such as 24 days annual leave + bank holidays, Large number of discount schemes in all major retailers, Health and well-being support, Employee assistance scheme, Access to over 100 online and face to face training courses, plus many more.   

To find out more, please click below. 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 require a hard copy application 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.

To avoid disappointment, we advise you to submit your application as soon as possible as we reserve the right to close posts at any time.

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

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