Community Support Worker

Reference number: 45513

Title: Community Support Worker

Location: Blackpool

Salary: £9.22 per hour

Hours: Flexible

Closing date: Thursday 5 August 2021

Interview date: To be confirmed

Contract type: Permanent

Job advert:

Could you help someone to engage with the world around them and to reach their goals?

Sense has a great opportunity for caring, sociable and dedicated individual to join our team as a Community Support Worker in Blackpool. Flexible full and part time hours available (specific shift pattern to be discussed at interview).  Please let us know what hours suit you best!

About the role;

Statement from the Service User;

I have a condition that includes severe sight impairment, diabetes and I have a profound hearing loss. I am also extremely light-sensitive (photophobic).

I manage my Diabetes with diet and exercise. I have a cochlear implant fitted which has improved hearing on my left side. I am able to hear what others are communicating if the environment is quiet. I would like to learn Finger Braille to communicate in busy environments.

I like to live a healthy lifestyle and need support to build a social life and take part in preferred activities. Activities I enjoy are:

  • Exercising/Walking
  • Building a social life with local support groups
  • Cooking healthy meals
  • Mentoring at university
  • Pottery
  • Rock Music
  • Bass Guitar Lessons
  • Reading magazines
  • Rock climbing
  • Eating out
  • Food shopping

I will require support with:

  • My communication
  • Cooking healthy meals
  • Taking part in preferred activities.
  • Shopping
  • Daily stretches/exercises at home
  • Light domestic tasks, cleaning duties and Ironing
  • Reading paper/ print correspondence
  • Maintaining relationships with family and friends
  • Accessing public transport
  • Weekly barber shop visits

I am looking for someone who is patient and has a good sense of humour to support me in this role.

I have a sensitivity to smells and would wish for my Support Worker to not smoke or wear perfume/aftershave whilst on duty.

What we need from you…

The passion and drive to make a real difference to someone’s life. We do not require you to be an experienced support worker to join Sense, however we do ask that you embrace our beliefs, values and 'I' statements, all of which can be found on our website.

Having a valid UK driving licence with access to your own vehicle is essential.

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.
  • Extensive employee discount scheme
  • Generous annual leave entitlement
  • Comprehensive induction and commitment to ongoing training
  • Enhanced disclosure cost covered

About Sense…

For everyone living with complex disabilities. For everyone who is deafblind. Sense is here to help people communicate and experience the world. Sense has a proven record of offering high quality, pioneering services. We believe that no one, no matter how complex their disabilities, should be isolated, left out, or unable to fulfil their potential.

For an informal discussion about this role, please contact: the recruitment team on recruitment@sense.org.uk 

To apply…

Please use the link below to complete your application. 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.

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.

No agency submissions, any submissions without prior authorisation from Sense will be treated as our own, 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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