Support Worker - children's group

Reference number: 46440

Title: Support Worker - children's group

Location: Manchester

Salary: £9.22 per hour

Hours: 4 hours per week

Closing date: Tuesday 30 November 2021

Interview date: As suitable applications are received

Contract type: Fixed Term

Job advert:

​Could you be a Sense GOT Get out there 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 at our new Get Out There (GOT) Group in Manchester.

This is a fixed- term contract (FTC) for 3 years, working 4 hours per week. Your hours will be made up of 4 hours on a Saturday. there is posibility of additional hours during holidays.

You will join a fantastic team at our brand new service for a GOT Saturday and Holiday Club based in Manchester City. The ‘Get Out There’ Clubs provide support for children and young people who still live at home with their families.

As a GOT Group Support Worker, you will support alongside other support workers and/or volunteer-led activities for children and young people with Complex needs, which may include sensory impairments, additional learning and physical disabilities and/or autism.

Activities include football, dance, gym visits, boxing, bowling, shopping, trips out to farms, soft play, fishing, dog walking and volunteering in charity shops with a young person. Our Saturday group also do things like pizza making, messy play, arts and crafts, music workshops, water play, sensory activities.

You must be available on Saturdays.

Please read the attached one page profile to really understand the great work that we do and how you can become a part of it.

Does this sound right for you?

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 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:

  • 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:

  • Caring/Support Worker experience in a personal / voluntary / professional capacity.
  • Willing and able to accompany/participate in leisure activities of the person’s choice.
  • 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.

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)