Support Worker - Weekends
Reference number: 46516
Title: Support Worker - Weekends
Location: Seaton, Devon
Salary: £9.75 per hour
Hours: From 8 hours per week
Closing date: Monday 31 January 2022
Interview date: As suitable applications are received.
Contract type: Permanent, Casual
Do you like walks along the beach? Could you support someone to enjoy it as much as you do? Then, you could be a Sense Support Worker?
It's an exciting time as Sense has just released its new strategy, we now have an opportunity for a Support Worker to join our service in Seaton, Devon.
This is a permanent role, with both part time and full time contracts up to 37.5 hours per week available.
You will join our fantastic team here at Seaton who are friendly and welcoming. Together we will make the day to day the best it can possibly be for both you and the people you will support. Our most recent CQC report made us feel like our hard work was noticed.
The adults we support have varying levels of visual impairment, hearing impairment and health conditions.
As a support worker, you will support the individuals with a wide range of in-house activities and community facilities where possible, you will need to come up with ideas and solutions to make the most out of every day.
We have a great relationship with our community and do like to visit various pubs and cafes. We also have great facilities in the house that we like to use, including a sensory shower, sensory room and an activity room. We have a newly decorated Sensory room which is exciting and stimulating for the individuals who live here.
Our shifts pattern vary and you may be required to work during evenings and weekends.
The duties are varied and no two days will be the same. The people we support are individuals and they are all treated as such. As a general guide, you may support with personal care needs, as well as help to take part in a wide range of special interests and activities that support their health and wellbeing.
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
Your duties can include:
To support individuals / groups within the centre 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:
It is beneficial if you have a full manual UK license however it is not essential.
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.
Knowledge of multi sensory impairments / learning difficullties is beneficial.
Full person specification is attached below.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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/
Due to recent changes in government legislation all staff working in a CQC regulated care homes must be fully vaccinated. The regulations will come into force on Thursday 11 November. For those beginning their vaccination journey, they must have their first dose by Thursday 16 September to allow the eight-week gap between doses and ensure they are fully vaccinated by Thursday 11 November.
We will require evidence of vaccination as part of your on-boarding 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.
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