Support Worker - Full time

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Reference number: 47546

Title: Support Worker - Full time

Location: Leeds

Salary: £9.75 per hour

Hours: 37.5 hours per week

Closing date: Thursday 30 June 2022

Interview date: As suitable applications are received

Contract type: Permanent

Job advert:

Could you be a Sense Support Worker?

It's an exciting time as Sense now have an opportunity for a Support Worker to join our service in Leeds. This is a Permanent role, working 37.5 hours per week

The successful candidate will support five adult individuals in our residential service, these individuals have dual sensory needs and disabilities, we are here to support and promote their independence, choice and enhance inclusion in the community. 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 may accompany/participate in leisure activities of the person’s choice, for example collecting benefits, gym, swimming, accessing banks, attending groups, pubs, shopping, rally’s, day trips etc.

The main purpose of your role is to support people to be as involved as possible in every part of their day to day lives so that they can be full and active members of society. You will work within the framework of the Sense' I Statements, some of which are: To keep the needs of the people you are supporting, at the centre of your attention at all times, Enable the people you support to influence their services and the way they are supported, Help Sense to provide a high-quality service to meet all peoples needs such as personal care, cleaning, cooking, laundry, activities, To uphold dignity and respect at all times, work well within a team.

Here at Sense we have a person centred approach, so we look for people who can creatively solve problems, this may be to communicate effectively with individuals in written or non-written ways, in both formal and informal settings. Being open minded and willing is key as every day will bring you something different, and sense will provided you with all the specialised training you need to become a fanatsic support worker!


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?


Does this sound right for you? The we would love to hear from you!


Sense Support Worker, Leeds, Benefits:

  • 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 


Sense Support Worker, Leeds, Duties:

  • To support individuals / groups 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.
  • Ability to support the people we support or individuals with mobility problems (e.g., assisting with walking, guiding or working with a person who is a wheelchair user).
  • To deliver services which meet or exceed organisational expectations and standards.
  • To assist individuals to access the community with the use of Sense vehicles, a uk drivers lisence would be beneficial 
  • Full job specification is attached below.


Sense Support Worker, Desired Experiences:

  • Experience of working with people with sensory impairment, dual sensory impairment or people using a range of communication methods would be desired, but is not essential
  • Knowledge of multi sensory impairments / learning difficullties is beneficial.
  • Experience of working independently as well as in a team setting
  • 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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