Waking Nights Support Worker (Full Training Provided)

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Reference number: 47359

Title: Waking Nights Support Worker (Full Training Provided)

Location: Malvern, Worcestershire

Salary: £10.50 per hour

Hours: Up to 36 hours per week

Closing date: Sunday 15 May 2022

Interview date: As suitable applications are received

Contract type: Permanent

Job advert:

Could you be a Sense  Waking Nights Support Worker?

At Sense, we now have a  great opportunity for Waking Nights Support Workers to join our service in Malvern, Worcestershire.

This is a permanent role, with contracts available for up to 37.5 hours per week. As a Waking Nights Support Worker you will receive £10.50 an hour!

You will join our fantastic team at our residential home, where we support younger and older adults who have communication difficulties. 

We have some exciting opportunities for support workers as a new individual will be moving into our service who is transitioning from child to adult residential care. Your role will be crucial in providing the support that enables them to make that transition a successful one

You will join our fantastic team at our residential home which is set at the foot of the beautiful Malvern Hills, where we support young and older adults who have communication difficulties.

We like to be involved at home, and enjoy cooking, baking, arts and crafts and pamper sessions, and we love relaxing. There's ample free parking outside the house and if you do not drive we are only a 5 minutes walk from Great Malvern Station.

As a Waking Nights Support Worker, you will be supporting the individuals with taking medication, eating and drinking, preparing meals, personal care, continence support and also help with our mobility in and out of the home.  

We need staff to support us 24-7, so there are early shifts, late shifts, night shifts, and these are every day of the week.

The Waking Nights shift pattern is as follows: 9:15pm-7:15am.

We are open to applications from anyone including students who need to fit work around their studies as we have hours to suit you from part to full time and including relief/ bank staff hours.

We’re looking for new people with the right values, experience is not essential, we’d just like you to have a ‘can do’ attitude, be honest, reliable, and compassionate.

Does this grab your interest? If so...

Working at our Sense Malvern service gives you a wide range of benefits including:

  • A supportive team where we provide additional mentoring if required (full training will be given when you start as a Support Worker with us)
  • 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
  • Pension Scheme
  • Discount scheme 

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:

  • A full manual UK license is desirable but 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. This role is also ideal for Trainee Nurses or University Students as we have flexible shift patterns available.
  • Knowledge of multi sensory impairments / learning difficullties is beneficial.
  • Full person specification is attached below.

Have a look at the photographs below of our wonderful service at Malvern:


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

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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