Community Support Worker - Part Time (Driver required)

Reference number: 47627

Title: Community Support Worker - Part Time (Driver required)

Location: Shipston-on-Stour, Stratford Upon Avon

Salary: £9.75 per hour

Hours: 6 hours fortnightly

Closing date: Sunday 17 July 2022

Interview date: As suitable applications are received.

Contract type: Permanent

Job advert:


Can you bring joy to lives of others?

We are Sense Get Out There Group, a high quality community care service in Stratford Upon Avon, who are passionate about supporting children and young adults. 

We’re seeking to recruit a great new Community Support Worker on a part time basis. You will be working 6 hours fortnightly (12 hours per month) and we would like someone with the right values and behaviours to work in our bespoke service.

You will be supporting a young individual who has a visual impairment and is autistic. They can communicate verbally however, sometimes the use of Makaton will also be required.

As a Community Support Worker,  you will support the individual to access the community facilities such as trampolining, climbing, kayaking, creative arts, parks, farm trips, getting out and about. The individual also enjoys lego and creative arts as well as visiting Costa.

You don’t need to have previous care experience, nor do you need care qualifications – we’re happy to work with you to help you become an excellent support worker, we will provide you with all the training you may require. Above all we want someone that shares in our values. These are: We include, We collaborate, We find a way, We challenge and We celebrate.

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 required skills and experiences:

  • A full UK licence and must be willing/able to drive your own vehicle is essential.
  • Understanding or experience working with individuals with autism or guiding experience is desirable.
  • 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. 
  • 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.

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

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/

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

Related links

Who Sense supports

More about Sense, it's visions and values

Sense's People Strategy

Sense's People Strategy (Accessible)