Support Worker

Reference number: 46011

Title: Support Worker

Location: Leeds

Salary: £9.22 per hour

Hours: 30 - 37.5 hours per week

Closing date: Sunday 26 September 2021

Interview date: To be confirmed

Contract type: Permanent

Job advert:

Could you be a Sense Support Worker?

It's an exciting time at Sense and we now have an opportunity for a Support Worker to join our service in Leeds. This is a permanent role, working between 30 - 37.5 hours per week.  Please let us know what hours would suit you best.

You will be supporting 4 individuals.  Our service provides support 24 hours a day across 7 days including bank holidays. All team members work on a flexible rota designed to meet the needs of the individuals being supported.

The duties are varied and no two days will be the same. Our aim is that all individuals we support have a varied life at home and in the community, where we encourage independence and development of life skills. We are a busy house and get involved in lots of activities so we are looking for candidates who want to take part in a wide range of activities, both domestic and leisure. This includes supporting individuals to go on holiday.

The individuals we support have complex communication needs which may include autism, sensory needs, physical and learning disabilities. Staff are trained to a high standard in order to provide the best support possible for the individuals within the home. We are always striving to improve our service. So we work as a team to use everyone’s skills and expertise to make the service be the best it can. 

Does this sound right for you?

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

  • 24 days’ holiday + bank holidays entitlement; 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 including the care certificate.
  • 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:

  • To support individuals / groups within the home, our centres and community.
  • To provide a customised, responsive and high quality service to people with multiple sensory impairments, physical and/or learning disabilities who use Sense services.
  • To deliver services which meet or exceed organisational expectations and standards.
  • Full job specification is attached below.

Your required skills and experiences:

  • 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. 
  • Full person specification is attached below.

About Sense

For everyone living with complex disabilities. For everyone who is deafblind. Sense is here to help people communicate and experience the world. We believe that no one, no matter how complex their disabilities, should be isolated, left out, or unable to fulfil their potential.

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. Managers will use your supporting statement to shortlist candidates for interview; 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, job description and person specification (found at the base of this advert) before applying.

Please note 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 please: any submissions without prior authorisation from the Sense Recruitment Team will be treated as our own and as such no fee will be payable.

If you require any further assistance, please contact the Recruitment Team on 0121 415 6735 or recruitment@sense.org.uk

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, where appropriate, are subject to an enhanced DBS check.

We will require evidence of vaccination as part of the on-board process You can access your vaccination status or ‘COVID Pass’ through the NHS App. You need to be registered with a GP in England to use the NHS App. If you’re not registered with a GP, you can still access the NHS COVID Pass via the NHS website (NHS.UK) or via 119 (select the ‘NHS COVID Pass service’) to request a letter.

Sense is committed to equality of opportunity, and to promoting and celebrating the diversity of staff, volunteers and the people we work with. We value everyone’s contribution and ensure people are given the opportunity to realise their potential. We will promote equality and diversity in all that we do and the work we do in partnership with others. For more information please visit: https://www.sense.org.uk/about/equality-and-diversity/

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Job description: Download the job description

Candidate guidelines: Download the candidate guidelines

Additional documentation: Download the additional documentation

Related links

Who Sense supports

More about Sense, it's visions and values

Sense's People Strategy

Sense's People Strategy (Accessible)