Reference number: 45956
Title: Support Worker
Location: Poole, Dorset
Salary: £17,979 Per Annum FTE
Hours: Up to 37 hours per week
Closing date: Monday 4 October 2021
Interview date: As suitable applications are received.
Contract type: Permanent
We’re looking for unique individuals to support and enrich the lives of the people we support.
We are Sense, a high quality care service in Poole, who are passionate about supporting adults with complex needs, including Deafblindness, sensory losses and learning disabilities.
You could join us as a support worker on a full time or part time basis; With the right values and behaviours you can become an amazing Support Worker as part of our CQC 'Outstanding' service – Does this sound like you?
Together we 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 support likes to try new things and access lots of community facilities where possible, you will need to come up with ideas and solutions to make the most out of every day.
The person you will support has their own vehicle which you will use to help access activities, so a valid UK driving licence is beneficial. For genuine occupational reasons we are looking to appoint a female candidate only (exemption under the Equality Act 2010 Part 1 Schedule 9).
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…
The duties are varied and no two days will be the same. The person you will support is an individual and treated as such. Duties will 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 health and wellbeing. The working week is planned around the individual you support so will require you 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.
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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.
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.
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