Support Worker

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Reference number: 47557

Title: Support Worker

Location: King's Norton, Birmingham

Salary: £19,013 per annum

Hours: 37.5 hours per week

Closing date: Sunday 3 July 2022

Interview date: As suitable applications are received

Contract type: Permanent

Job advert:

Could you be a Sense Support Worker?

Sense has a great opportunity for a Support Worker to join our fantastic residential service in Kings Norton, Birmingham.

This is a permanent contract, working at our services in the Birmingham area. You will begin at our service in Kings Norton covering a period of leave. Once this cover ends (expected 3-12 months, subject to change) you will be redeployed to another service to cover leave there. During your employment, if the option of permanent deployment to a single service arises, you are welcome to explore this option.

This is a full time role and you will be working 37.5 hours per week. 

We are passionate about supporting individuals who are deafblind, have visual and/or hearing impairments, complex needs and learning disabilities.

As a Support Worker, you will join our fantastic team where you will be supporting individuals on a 1:1 basis to help them take part in a wide range of special interests and activities that support their health and wellbeing as well as supporting with personal care needs.

Some of the activities that you may support the individuals with include: shopping, going on walks, ice skating, swimming, rock climbing and family visits.

The shift times at this service are as follows: 7:30am-3pm and 2:30pm-10pm.

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?

Working at Sense gives you 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
  • Employee referral scheme
  • Health and well-being support
  • Pension Scheme
  • Discount scheme 

Your duties can include:

  • 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.

Your required skills and experiences:

  • A full manual UK license and the willingness to drive is desirable but not essential.
  • Knowledge of or qualification in British Sign Language or similar is desirable ( 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 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/

 

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

Job description: Download the job description

Candidate guidelines: Download the candidate guidelines

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