- 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
- Day to day activities led by the needs and aspirations of the people / person you'll be supporting.
- Community Access.
- Enabling an independent lifestyle.
- Personal care.
- Full job specification is attached below.
- 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 person specification is attached below.
Reference number: 46512
Title: Support Worker
Location: Ottery St Mary
Salary: £10.00 per hour/ £19,500 per annum FTE
Hours: Up to 37.5 hours per week
Closing date: Monday 31 January 2022
Interview date: As suitable applications are received.
Contract type: Permanent
Do you want a career in social care
Do you want a career in social care – then this might be the opportunity for you, at Sense we believe in supporting staff to be the best they can be, to develop their skills and abilities – for themselves but also to support the people we work with to live their best life, achieve their goals and aspirations. If you share in our vision and want a career with great opportunities for your own personal development, then this is the work for you.
Sense Otterhayes is a cluster on supported living services (5 properties) and one residential care home (for 5 people). The services have access to a poly tunnel for people to grow their own fruit and vegetable. There is an art room and a small studio. This is really fantastic time to join Sense Otterhayes – as we move forward with an ambitious plan to bring about major changes – we want to modernise this newly acquired service.
If you join us we can offer you free on-site parking, great training, a full induction, career development opportunities, a 10% discount in our Cafe55 Northenhay Street Exeter, Sense Plus which gives staff discounts, and Employee Assistance Programme open to all staff, providing confidential support and advice
We are flexible with peoples requirements so are able to offer contracts from 7.5 up to 37.5 hours per week.
Working at Sense gives you a wide range of benefits including:
Your duties can include:
Your required skills and experiences:
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.
Working at Sense can be incredibly rewarding; we offer the opportunity to work in a large, diverse and successful charity where people can develop their skills, knowledge and careers in a supportive and flexible environment. In addition, we have excellent training and development, the opportunity for you to join our Group Personal Pension scheme and a generous annual leave entitlement.
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.
This role is based in a CQC registered service and the government will be introducing legislation requiring everyone who works in CQC registered services across England to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by April 2022. This will be a legal requirement and so we will need to see proof of vaccination status if you are offered and accept this role. To show evidence of your vaccination status, you can use the NHS App or NHS web browser. A normal COVID PASS cannot be shown as vaccination evidence for this role. You can also show evidence in a COVID NHS letter, this letter must show either that you are medically exempt or that you have been fully vaccinated. All NHS letters must have the Unique Reference Number and barcode across the top
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 email@example.com
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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