Support Worker- Waking Nights (Residential Care)

Reference number: 47374

Title: Support Worker- Waking Nights (Residential Care)

Location: Kettering

Salary: £10.50 per hour

Hours: 18 or 36 hours per week

Closing date: Sunday 5 June 2022

Interview date: As suitable applications are received

Contract type: Permanent

Job advert:

Could you be a Sense Waking Nights Support Worker?.

We have an exciting opportunity at Sense for a Waking Nights Support Worker to join our friendly well-established team in Kettering.

This is a permanent role, with contracts available for either 18 or 36 hours per week. We are offering a Sense Waking Nights Support Worker in Kettering £10.50 per hour.

At our Residential home we support 6 individuals with dual sensory impairments.

As a Waking Nights Support Worker, you will ensure individuals needs are met and that they remain safe during the night. You will be responsible for supporting the individuals and ensuring high standards of cleanliness and record keeping.  

We value ourselves on delivering a high-quality person-centred service and we are looking for applicants that are able to share those values, are enthusiastic and able to work on their own initiative. There will be an opportunities to develop and use a range of communication methods. 

You will be supporting with personal care needs throughout the night when necessary.

We are looking for a flexible and enthusiastic waking night support worker to join our residential service in Kettering working from 10.00pm – 7.00am over a 4-week rota including weekends and bank holidays.

Are you looking for an incredibly rewarding and valuable job role, where you can receive great training and development, a supportive work environment, generous leave arrangements and employee benefits and access to a pension scheme?

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.

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
  • Pension Scheme
  • Discount scheme 

Your required skills and experiences:

  • 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 desirable but not essential.
  • 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:

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/

 

Social care – Support work – Children – Adults – Disabilities – Nursing – medical – Communicator – BSL - multi sensory impairments - learning difficulties – community –care assistant – residential care- care worker- Kettering

Job description: Download the job description

Candidate guidelines: Download the candidate guidelines

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