Support Worker- Part Time/Full Time Available (Driver Required)

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Reference number: 47652

Title: Support Worker- Part Time/Full Time Available (Driver Required)

Location: Kettering

Salary: £10.00 per hour

Hours: Up to 37.5 hours per week

Closing date: Thursday 23 June 2022

Interview date: As suitable applications are received

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 friendly well-established team in Kettering.This is a permanent role, with contracts available up to 37.5 hours per week. We are offering a Sense Support Worker in Kettering £19,500 per annum FTE.

This is the perfect role for a support worker wanting day time hours Monday - Friday, and you will be expected to work alternate weekends. 

At our Residential home we support 6 individuals with dual sensory impairments.

As a Support Worker, will be expected to complete personal care as well as help to take part in a wide range of special interests and activities that support their health and wellbeing both within their own home and in the local community. You must hold a full UK license and must be willing / able to drive our vehicle.

The Town Centre is a 20-minute walk/ 5 minutes drive away as well many different attractions nearby. The inidividuals enjoy going for picnics in the park, shopping, go to the cinemas, visiting the library, museum and an art gallery. We also have a large garden in our home which is accessible to all individuals.

We value ourselves on delivering a high-quality person-centred service and we are looking for applicants that are able to share those values, are enthusiastic and able to work on their own initiative.

There will be an opportunities to develop and use a range of communication methods. 

The shift patterns at this service are as follows: 7:00am-4:00pm and 4:00pm-10:00pm.

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!

Does this sound right for you?

Working at our Kettering Service gives you a wide range of benefits including:

  • Staff receive regular supervision to support them in their role, together with an annual performance appraisal
  • Qualification and previous experience is not needed to join our staff team
  • Sense provides an in-depth training package and we are happy to work alongside and support you in gaining a rewarding and valuable job role
  • 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:

  • You must hold a full manual UK license and must be willing / able to drive our vehicle.
  • 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 desirable.

Garden at our service:

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/

 

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