Support Worker - Residential Service - Fulltime

Reference number: 47400

Title: Support Worker - Residential Service - Fulltime

Location: Trowbridge, Wiltshire

Salary: £9.75 per hour

Hours: 37.5 hours per week

Closing date: Monday 6 June 2022

Interview date: TBC

Contract type: Permanent

Job advert:

Could you become a Sense Support Worker?

Sense have a fantastic opportunity for a Support Worker to join our assisted living service in Trowbridge, Wiltshire. This is a permanent position working full time hours of 37.5 hours per week. 

We are located in the beautiful historic market town of Trowbridge where there is some incredible countryside with the River Biss running through the west of the county. Just 8 miles southeast of Bath there are transport links to Bath, Bristol and good links to London! We do require a driver for this role to ensure the people we support can get out and about within the community and enjoy what we have around us here. 

As a supporter you will be supporting 3 individuals within their shared home in a quiet cul-de-sac, with easy access to the local town and amenities. We are a small but committed team, who support the people who live in their homes to have fulfilling lives. The homely atmosphere created within the house is regularly commented on by people that visit, we are very proud of this, making the Trowbridge service a fanatstic place to both work and live. We are looking for a support worker who is reliability, flexibility, with a happy disposition and a willingness to provide a high standard of support for the people that call the service their home.

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. You have the opportunity to express your own creativity through the different activities that you will support our individuals to do or the suggestions you might make to better one of the individuals lives.


Does this sound right for you?

Then we would love to hear from you!


Sense Support Worker, Trowbridge, Wiltshire, Benefits:

  • Fulltime permanent position 
  • No Experience required - Full specialised training provided
  • 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 


Sense Support Worker, Trowbridge, Wiltshire, Duties:

  • To support individuals within the service 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.


Sense Support Worker, Trowbridge, Wiltshire, Desired experiences:

  • You require a full manual UK license and must be willing/able to drive.
  • 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. 
  • 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

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: 


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