Support Worker - Weekends

Reference number: 45414

Title: Support Worker - Weekends

Location: Solihull

Salary: £9.22 per hour

Hours: 4 hours per week

Closing date: Wednesday 30 June 2021

Interview date: As suitable applications are received.

Contract type: Permanent, Casual, Fixed Term

Job advert:

 

Could you be a Sense Support Worker?

Its an exciting time as Sense has just released its new strategy, we are expanding and now have an opportunity for a support worker to join us in Solihull.  

This is a part time role, working 4 hours per week, the working patern is Saturday week 1 then Sunday week 2, the times each day can be mutually agreed. You will be supporting an individual in their community who has a range of complex needs, including sensory loses and learning disabilities. You also have the option to work across our other services in the Midlands.

Working at Sense gives you a wide range of benefits including:

  • 24 days’ holiday + bank holidays; increasing with length of service
  • Free DBS Check
  • Free leadership and management development (such as our award winning Growing Stronger Leaders Together programme) 
  • Free access to over 100 online and face to face training 
  • On-going development opportunities
  • Flexible working and family friendly policies
  • Employee referral scheme
  • Health and well-being support
  • Pension Scheme
  • Discount scheme 

Your duties can include:

  • Day to day activities led by the needs and aspirations of the people / person you'll be supporting.
  • Community Access.
  • Enabling an independent lifestyle.
  • Full job specification is attached below.

Your required skills and experiences:

  • For genuine occupational reasons we are looking to appoint a female candidate only (exemption under the Equality Act 2010 Part 1 Schedule 9).
  • Caring/Support Worker experience in a personal / voluntary / professional capacity.
  • Be able to adapt your communication style to meet the needs of those you are working with. Where necessary develop new skills to enable communication through sign and symbols.
  • Experience of working independently as well as in a team setting.
  • Willing and able to accompany/participate in leisure activities of the person’s choice.
  • Full UK driving licence and use of your own vehicle
  • Full person specification is attached below.

Work at Sense can be demanding and so isn’t for everyone, but it is also incredibly rewarding and valuable. Take a look at the video below to see why we do what we do.

To apply

Please use the link below to complete your application. We would recommend that you read the candidate guidelines, job description and person specification before applying.

If you require an application in another format, please contact the Recruitment Team on 0121 415 6735 or recruitment@sense.org.uk

Sense is committed to equality, diversity and inclusion in all of its work. We want to ensure that the diversity of our workforce is reflective of the people we support and the communities we serve.

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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)