Support Worker – Day Time Shifts

Reference number: 47611

Title: Support Worker – Day Time Shifts

Location: Wakefield

Salary: £9.75 per hour

Hours: 18 to 30 hours per week

Closing date: Thursday 14 July 2022

Interview date: As suitable applications are recieved

Contract type: Permanent

Job advert:

Could you be a Sense Support Worker?

We have an exciting opportunity at Sense for a Support Worker to join our Day service at our Sense Centre in Leeds and Wakefield, this is the perfect role for a support worker wanting flexible day time hours to suit your family needs.

Contracts are flexible with working hours of 09.30 – 15.30 which may suit those looking for a full time post or those with limited availability, parents with children at school, those wishing to work 3 days per week. Contracts are on a permanent basis with weekly hours to suit (18 - 30). 

We currently work Mon – Fri 09.30 – 15.30 providing a variety of social activities and education-based sessions designed to stimulate and challenge the people we support. We also work either 1 Saturday or Sunday every 6 weeks or so supporting our wonderful children’s short break service or adult day service. There is the opportunity to further engage in our community services if you so wish.

Sense Centre Leeds and Wakefield provides a variety of social activities and education-based sessions designed to stimulate and challenge the people we support. We are located within the heart of the local community, and we organise trips out that might include to the swimming pool, visiting parks and going shopping. 

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.

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 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!

Here is what some of our colleagues have to say about working at Sense Centre Wakefield:

"The hours and location are great. It is a nice place to work"

"My work life balance. It's a lovely place to work, friendly. I feel supported. We have really good training and its good  to work in a nice atmosphere..."

"People here are very supportive"

From the Registered Care Manager - "no two days are the same.."

 Does this sound right for you? Pop in to find out more if you are unsure about applying.

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
  • £350 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.

Desirable skills and experiences:

  • 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. 
  • A UK licence and a willingness to drive is desirable
  • Knowledge of or qualification in British Sign Language or similar is beneficial ( BSL / Makaton etc.)
  • 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.

Sense is committed to equality of opportunity, and to promoting and celebrating the diversity of staff, volunteers and the people we work with. We value everyone’s contribution and ensure people are given the opportunity to realise their potential. We will promote equality and diversity in all that we do and the work we do in partnership with others. For more information please visit: https://www.sense.org.uk/about/equality-and-diversity/

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