Community Support Worker - Various hours available

Reference number: 47324

Title: Community Support Worker - Various hours available

Location: Bridgend

Salary: £9.79 per hour

Hours: 2- 37.5 hours per week

Closing date: Tuesday 31 May 2022

Interview date: As suitable applications are recieved

Contract type: Permanent

Job advert:

 

Could you be a Sense One to one Support Worker / Communicator guide?

At Sense the people we support are individuals and they are all treated as such, so we have a fantastic, unique position available for a One-to-one Support Worker / Communicator Guide to join us in the Bridgend area. This is a permanent role; your contracted hours will be decided by you. We will assess your availability/suitability and pair you with a suitable Individual/individuals to support, this could be one session a week or could be 3 sessions a day depending on your availability/ suitability.

You don’t need to have an existing qualification within care, or have formally worked within care before, as you will receive a full induction and training into working with Individuals with multisensory impairments and disabilities. You may have cared for a family member in the past, and felt the reward? Or be a genuinely caring person looking to help positively impact an Individual's life? Sense are offering you £9.79 per hour.

This role is in a well-established community service in Bridgend, supporting clients with sensory impairments to maintain independence and carry out activities that are important to them. Support can include helping a client with their weekly shopping, visiting family, taking exercise, attending local groups, or attending medical appointments. A full UK driving license and use of your own car is essential to support the clients with independence.

As a Community Support Worker, you will be supporting individuals who have a range of complex needs, including sensory loses and learning disabilities. 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 individuals to take part in a wide range of special interests and activities that support their health and wellbeing.

Working alongside a manager and a dedicated team at Sense you will support the individual in a wide range of special interests and activities that support their health and wellbeing

The general working hours for this position can vary depending on your availability, generally shifts are completed between Monday - Friday, 10am - 4pm occasional weekends if requiredThere is also potential for additional hours by matching with any number of new referrals we receive. We can be flexible with shifts so would love to discuss your options and hear from you!

Are you looking for an incredibly rewarding and valuable job role, where you can receive great training and development, a supportive work environment?

Does this sound right for you?

 In return for your hard work you will receive a wide range of benefits including:

  • Rewarding & impactful role
  • Beautiful work environment 
  • One to One support, personal rapport 
  • Flexible working hours to suit you 
  • 24 days’ holiday + bank holidays; increasing with length of service
  • Free DBS Check
  • 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
  • £350 Employee referral scheme
  • Health and well-being support
  • Pension Scheme
  • Discount scheme 

 

Duties:

  • To support within the individuals home, and within the 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.

 

Skills & Experiences:

  • A full UK license and use of own car is essential.
  • Enthusiasm, willingness to learn new skills
  • Have experience in caring for people with disabilities - No need for 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.

 

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.

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.

To apply section:

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.

For this role we particularly welcome applications from candidates from underrepresented ethnic minority backgrounds and candidates with disabilities. Sense is committed to equality of opportunity, and to promoting and celebrating the diversity of staff, volunteers and the people we work with. Everyone's contribution is valued and we ensure they're given the opportunity to realise their potential. We welcome applications from talented people from all sections of the community who share our values and belief that no one, no matter how complex their disabilities, should be isolated, left out, or unable to fulfil their potential. For more information please visit:  https://www.sense.org.uk/jobs/equality-diversity-and-inclusion-in-recruitment/

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