Support Worker

Reference number: 45209

Title: Support Worker

Location: Edgbaston

Salary: Circa £17,979 per annum

Hours: 37.5 hours per week

Closing date: Wednesday 12 May 2021

Interview date: As suitable applications are received.

Contract type: Permanent

Job advert:

Could you be a Sense Support worker?

We are Sense, a high quality care service in Edgbaston, who are passionate about supporting adults with complex needs, including sensory losses and learning disabilities. Our main priority for this job role is to find people with the right values, behaviours and attitudes that match our own!

We’re seeking to recruit some great new support workers; people with the right values and behaviours to work in our residential care service – could this be you?

You need to be enthusiastic, active, of an outgoing nature, organised, proactive and want to support people to lead full and active lives in line with their life aspirations.. 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.

Do you share these values? If so, read on…

This is a Residential Service based in Edgbaston, Birmingham, currently supporting 7 adults with the capacity to support 8. The role requires hands on support and personal care to male and females.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 some support with personal care needs, as well as help to take part in a wide range of special interests and activities that support their health and wellbeing. You will work shifts, 5 out of 7 days, so flexibility is required as you will be required to work some weekends and sleep ins.

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

If this sounds like the right opportunity for you, or 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 pack or a different format, please contact the recruitment team on recruitment@sense.org.uk.

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.

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.

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)