Support Worker - Part time / Full time available

Reference number: 47344

Title: Support Worker - Part time / Full time available

Location: Seaton, Devon

Salary: £10.00 per hour

Hours: From 8 hours per week

Closing date: Tuesday 31 May 2022

Interview date: tbc

Contract type: Permanent, Casual

Job advert:

Could you 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 / full time / annulaised contracts avilable, up to 37.5 hours per week available. A beautiful seaside service and great place to take your first step into the care sector, 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!

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. Our shifts pattern vary and you may be required to work during evenings and weekends. 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. The adults we support have varying levels of visual impairment, hearing impairment and health conditions.

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. 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

 

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

You do not need any existing experience as full specialised training will be provided!

 

Does this sound right for you?

 

Support Worker, Seaton, Devon benefits:

  • Full time & Part time roles available to suit you!
  • Earn points which make money by joining Care Friends and sharing job opportunities within Sense
  • Be part of a proud team striving for outstanding support 
  • Beautiful work environment
  • 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 

 

Support Worker, Seaton, Devon Duties:

  • 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.

 

Support Worker, Seaton, Devon Desired Experience:

  • 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.

 

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.

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/about-us/equality-and-diversity/ 

#high

Healthcare – Social care – Support work – Children – Adults – Disabilities – Nursing – medical – Communicator – BSL - multi sensory impairments - learning difficulties – community – part time – full time – care assistant – residential care

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)