Community Support Worker

Reference number: 45393

Title: Community Support Worker

Location: Bristol

Salary: £9.26 per hour

Hours: 10 hours per week

Closing date: Wednesday 30 June 2021

Interview date: As suitable applications are received.

Contract type: Permanent

Job advert:

Could you be a Community Support Worker?

We are Sense, a high quality care service in Bristol, who are passionate about supporting individuals with complex needs, including sensory losses and learning disabilities. 

An exciting opportunity has arisen within our expanding Community Services for a Community Support Worker working in Bristol. We are looking for someone to join our team of adaptable and motivated staff with great communication skills to help make a difference to the lives of the people we support.

The main purpose of your job is to support people to be as involved as possible in every part of their day to day lives so that they can be full and active members of society.

You will be working with people or various ages with complex communication needs. You will be community based and work with the same individuals each week. Currently you will work 10 hours per week but there is the option to increase this if you desire.

You don’t need to have previous experience in this field, nor do you need care qualifications – we’re happy to work with you to help you become an excellent support worker / Intervenor, we will provide you with all the training you may require. 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…

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 activities such as supporting the individuals to access the community and encourage their communication and social interaction.

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.


https://www.sense.org.uk/jobs/why-work-at-sense/frequently-asked-questions/support-worker-faqs/
 

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.

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Job description: Download the job description

Candidate guidelines: Download the candidate guidelines

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