Support Worker - Supported Living

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Reference number: 47633

Title: Support Worker - Supported Living

Location: Brent, London

Salary: £11.33 per hour

Hours: From 15 - 37.5 hours per week

Closing date: Tuesday 28 June 2022

Interview date: TBC

Contract type: Permanent

Job advert:

Could you be a Sense Support Worker?

It's an exciting time at Sense, we now have an opportunity for a Support Worker to join our service in Brent, London. This is a permenant role, with both full time and part time positions available, working from 15 - 37.5 hours per week. We are able to offer the support workers at our service alternate weekends off. Generally our Morning shift start from 7am and evening shift finish by 10pm. If you chose to work full time 5 days out of 7 shifts might be as follows, 7am - 2.30pm or 2pm - 9.30/10pm. We are also offering you £11.33 per hour. 

You will be supporting up to 12 adults over the age of eighteen who have a range of complex needs, including sensory lose and learning disabilities. We are a supported living service for Brent, made up of 12 luxurious individual flats. The service is only a 15-minute walk from local travel connections, easy access directly into London by the jubilee Line.

As a support worker you will be supporting our individuals in different aspects of their lives to become more independent, learn new skills and develop current skills. Sharing the joy of success together as they achieve goals that first thought was impossible. Our individuals love accessing the community to do a wide range of activities like shopping, cinema and gym which gives you the opportunity to share you own passions out in the community by suggesting new exciting activities that they might not of tried yet.

 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 people we support love doing a wide range of indoor activities in their own flats or take part in different group activities that take place in our lovely communal area like dancing. Have the opportunity to express your own creativity through the different activities that you will support our individuals to do or the suggestions you might make to better one of the individuals lives.

 

Quotes; staff find that working at our supported living service is rewarding, in seeing the impact of the support they provide producing a positive outcome for the individuals we support.  It also gives them the opportunity and environment to be creative in helping to meet peoples need, and allows them to grow, as well as learning from other people.  Staff states that working with us gives them enthusiasm towards learning and meeting outcomes. Aswell as seeing the vision of the company being achieved, and feeling they have played an active part of that achievement.

 

Does this sound right for you?

 

Support Worker, Brent, Benefits:

  • Alternate weekends off 
  • Easy direct travel access 
  • Full time & Part time 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, Brent, Duties:

  • To support individuals within their own flats or within the 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.
  • Willing to work towards BSL level one or comparable sign vocabulary
  • Full job specification is attached below.

 

Support Worker, Brent, Desired Experiences:

  • Right to work in the UK
  • Knowledge of or qualification in British Sign Language or similar is beneficial ( 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.
  • ICT literate and able to use MS Office and a range of databases, Numeracy and literacy skills and able to develop those skills in others.
  • 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/jobs/equality-diversity-and-inclusion-in-recruitment/

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