Support Worker - Part time (Up to 32 hours per week) - Day Shifts

Reference number: 47401

Title: Support Worker - Part time (Up to 32 hours per week) - Day Shifts

Location: Dunmurry, Northern Ireland

Salary: £10.00 per hour

Hours: 32 hours per week

Closing date: Monday 23 May 2022

Interview date: TBC

Contract type: Permanent

Job advert:

Could you be a Sense Support Worker?

It's an exciting time as Sense has just released its new strategy, and as we are expanding we now have an opportunity for a Support Worker to join our community service in Dunmurry, Northern Ireland

This is a permanent role, working up 32 hours per week. Offering a £10 hourly rate, this is calculated and paid as a base rate of £9.75 plus additional 25 pence allowance per hour paid for your standard in service hours, which will increase to £11.21 per hour if you choose to work overtime. Flexibility is needed as working times will include days and weekends. If you only have mid- week availability, this will also be considered. Our wonderful service is within easy reach of local public transport links.

You will join our fantastic team here at Dunmurry where you will be supported and able to grow and develop within your role. As a Support Worker you will support and enable people to live the life they choose: to make choices, to express themselves and live as independently as possible. Our service supports adults with complex disabilities, including autism and mental health needs. In addition to assisting with personal care, you’ll support our residents to do the activities they enjoy; this might include sports, acting, trips to the theatre, cooking, or supporting someone to attend social events.

A full UK drivers License would be essential for this role as we provide transport for tenants on a regular basis.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. 


Does this sound right for you?


Sense Support Worker, Dunmurry, Northern Ireland, Benefits:

  • Easily assesible by public transport
  • 24 days’ holiday + bank holidays; increasing with length of service
  • Free Access NI 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, Dunmurry, Northern Ireland, Duties:

  • To support individuals / groups within the home 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, Dunmurry, Northern Ireland, experiences:

  • A full UK drivers License would be desired as we provide transport for tenants.
  • 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

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 Access NI 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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Job description: Download the job description

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Related links

Who Sense supports

More about Sense, it's visions and values

Sense's People Strategy

Sense's People Strategy (Accessible)