Support Worker - Full time hours

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Reference number: 47516

Title: Support Worker - Full time hours

Location: Walthamstow

Salary: £11.33 ph / £22,103 FTE ( inc of inner London allowance)

Hours: 37.5 hours per week

Closing date: Friday 24 June 2022

Interview date: TBC

Contract type: Permanent

Job advert:

 

Could you be a Sense Support Worker?

We now have opportunities available for Support Workers to join our service in Walthamstow, London. This is a permanent role, working 37.5 hours per week. An example of our shift pattern is 7.00am– 2.30pm, 14.00pm -9.30pm. This includes sleep in shifts and alternate weekends off. Sense is offering a Support Worker in Walthamstow a FTE salary of £22,103 / £11.33 per hour (includes inner London allowance)

Our service is Castleton Road, we are a lovely home to six adults with a range of support needs. 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. The team has particular expertise in supporting people with learning difficulties and multi-sensory impairments to maximise their potential. People we support are enabled to access varied indoor and outdoor activities like Rock climbing, swimming, Horse riding, cycling and trampolining. Our service is rated “GOOD” by CQC.

The service places great value on the concept of “just enough excellent support”, responsible risk taking, developing relationships, daily living skills and helping people to have a meaningful role in the community. 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 do not need any existing experience in this field for the position so if you are interested we would love to hear from you!

Does this sound right for you?

 

Support Worker, Walthamstow, London Benefits :

  • Alternate weekends off
  • Full time hours available 
  • 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 

 

Support Worker, Walthamstow, London Duties:

  • To support individuals / groups within the home, 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.

 

Support Worker, Walthamstow, London deisred Experience:

  • 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.
  • a driving licence is beneficial to assist with community visits
  • 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 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/about-us/equality-and-diversity/

Healthcare – Social care – Support work – Children – Adults – Disabilities – Nursing – medical – Communicator – BSL - multi sensory impairments - learning difficulties – community – part time – full time – care assistant – residential care

Job description: Download the job description

Candidate guidelines: Download the candidate guidelines

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