Support Worker - Part Time

Reference number: 47433

Title: Support Worker - Part Time

Location: Leeds

Salary: £9.75 per hour

Hours: from 21 up to 35 hours per week

Closing date: Sunday 12 June 2022

Interview date: To be confirmed

Contract type: Permanent

Job advert:

Could you be a Sense Support Worker?

Sense now has a fantastic opportunity for Support Workers at our service based in Pudsey. We are flexible with people’s requirements so are able to offer contracts from 21 hours up to 35 hours per week, depending on your suitability/availability. Sense is offering support workers £9.75 per hour

The day shift patterns are between 07.30 and 21.30 and staff have the option of working a range of shifts depending on the needs of the service and what the staff member might prefer. There are also opportunities to pick up overtime shifts if you wish. 

Sense Bradford Road is a residential service (for 3 people). The service has access to a lovely garden area with raised flower beds, there is also a secluded area that is perfect for a pool on a sunny day, and we have ample seating areas outside for the supported individuals to enjoy a cocktail or drink of choice, whilst, relaxing, socialising or simply watching the world go by.

The service is situated in a lovely residential area that benefits from being within walking distance of the nearby shops, New Pudsey train station and main bus routes.

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. However, 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. 

This really is an incredible time to join Sense – As we move forward into summer you will be able to arrange and attend weekly day trips with a lunch provided. There are even opportunities for you to support individuals to attend a holiday of their choice, this is a paid opportunity that includes your travel, accommodation, and meals.  

We have a Sense vehicle in situ which all Sense staff are insured to drive, so having a full driving licence would be beneficial for this role.  

At Sense we believe in supporting staff to be the best they can be, to develop their skills and abilities for themselves and with the knowledge that this investment in staff help them to support the people we work with to live their best life, achieve their goals and aspirations. If you share in our vision and want a career with great opportunities for your own personal development, either as an experienced support worker or someone looking for an exciting new challenge, then this is the role for you.

 

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 and more!

Does this sound right for you?

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:

  • You require a full manual UK licence 
  • 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.

In return for your hard work, you will receive 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
  • £350 Employee referral scheme
  • Health and well-being support
  • Pension Scheme
  • Discount scheme 

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.

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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