Support Worker - (Nights) Part time / Full time to suit you

Reference number: 47341

Title: Support Worker - (Nights) Part time / Full time to suit you

Location: Exeter

Salary: £10.50 per hour / £20,475 per annum FTE

Hours: Up to 37.5 hours per week

Closing date: Friday 27 May 2022

Interview date: tbc

Contract type: Permanent

Job advert:


Could you be a Sense Support Worker (Nights)?

Sense has some fantastic opportunities for Waking Night Support Worker's to join our service in Exeter, EX4. We have a variety of contracts available both Full time / Part time with up to 37.5 hours per week available to take on depending on your circumstances / suitability. A great role to fit around your day to day life, with shift times usually being 10pm - 8am able to work around the school run, the care of those with children, if this 1 - 5 shifts per week. 

Located in the Centre of Exeter, so very easily accessible for all!

Staff Quote - "I enjoy working here because no two days are the same. I’m able to experience different activities with those I support such as going to Football matches, trips away, days out to the beach, playing tennis, as well as helping our individuals to learn new skills and hobbies at the same time. Whether you’re old staff or someone new coming into the service you feel like part of the family."

Here in Exeter within the Residential service we support 9 individuals, who have various communication needs including BSL, hands on hand & macron. Also some various mobility needs, physical and mental needs. The people you will support may have spent their day doing things like; shopping, swimming, going to the beach, or a local football match. They also love our trips; previously we supported individuals to go to Dorset, Cornwall, and even abroad to Lanzarote! We are all very outgoing people and great to be around.

The duties are varied and no two nights will be the same. The people we support at our residential service are individuals and they are all treated as such. As a general guide, you may support with indivuduals needs throughout the night and help to wind down at the end of their day. Creating a calm and relaxing environment. 

Staff Quote - "I have worked for Sense since 2006, where I started as a support worker. I have undertaken and been supported through comprehensive training and progressed in my role to Team Leader. We have a very supportive team, a lovely bunch of individuals we support. No day is ever the same, what I like most is to empower individuals to be as independent as possible. The House has always been accommodating of my home / life balance."


You don’t need to have previous experience in this field, nor do you need care qualifications – we’re happy to work with you to help you become an excellent support worker, we will provide you with all the training you may require. 


Waking Night Support Worker, Exeter, Benefits:

  • Part time & Full time available to suit your needs
  • Great location in the centre of Exeter - transport links 
  • Shifts are 10pm - 8am
  • 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 £350
  • Health and well-being support
  • Pension Scheme
  • Discount scheme 


Waking Night Support Worker, Exeter, Duties:

  • To support individuals / groups within the home, 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.


Waking Night Support Worker, Exeter, Desired Experiences:

  • Knowledge of or qualification in British Sign Language or similar is beneficial ( BSL / Makaton etc.)
  • 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. 
  • The willingness to learn, be open minded and to be flexible and adaptable is essential.
  • Prior experience of supporting individuals with sensory impairments / learning disabilities and challenging behaviours is desirable.
  • 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.

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

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:  #high

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