Waking Nights - Children's Support Worker - Radstock Area

Reference number: 47675

Title: Waking Nights - Children's Support Worker - Radstock Area

Location: Radstock

Salary: £11.29 per hour

Hours: From 9 hours per week

Closing date: Wednesday 6 July 2022

Interview date: TBC

Contract type: Permanent

Job advert:


Could you be a Sense Waking Nights Children's Support Worker?

At Sense the people we support are individuals and they are all treated as such, so we have a fantastic position available in the Radstock area, for a Waking nights Children's Support Worker. This is a unique role supporting one child at their home, working alongside the family. Sense are offering you £11.29 per hour. This is a permanent role, working anywhere from 9 hours per week, this could be 1 - 5 shifts a week depending on your availability / suitability. 

You don’t need to have an exisiting qualifictaions within formal care, or have worked with children before, as you will receive a full induction and training into working with children with multisensory impairments and disabilities. You may have cared for a family member in the past, and felt the reward? Or be a genuinely caring person looking to help positively impact a Childs life? 

You will support a child with multi sensory impairment and complex needs. Working alongside a manager and a deputy and put into practice a plan developed by the family, therapists and Sense. The individual you will be supporting loves music and to sing, and enjoys days out within the community. You will be there to create a comforting, peaceful environment to encourage sleep after these adventurous days. The individual lives in the beautiful countryside of Radstock, it may be beneficial to have a full UK drivers licence for accessibility, but this is not essential. 

Working as a Waking nights Support worker can be incredibly rewarding; we offer the opportunity to work in a large, diverse and successful charity where you can develop your skills, knowledge and careers. This is fanatstic place to start. 

For a waking nights support worker the hours are 10 pm - 7am, There is also potential for additional hours during the school holidays, you may even be studying yourself and only be looking to pick up work during your school holidays? Then this could work perfectly for you. We are able to be flexible with shifts so would love to discuss your options and hear from you!

To Discuss working Hours further please contact: Simon Philimore - 01179670008

Are you looking for an incredibly rewarding and valuable job role, where you can receive great training and development, a supportive work environment?

Does this sound right for you?


Waking Nights Childrens Support Worker, Radstock, Benefits:

  • Rewarding & impactful role
  • Beautiful countryside work environment 
  • One to One support, personal rapport 
  • Flexible working hours to suit you 
  • 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) 
  • On-going development opportunities
  • Flexible working and family friendly policies
  • Employee referral scheme £350
  • Health and well-being support
  • Pension Scheme
  • Discount scheme


Waking Nights Childrens Support Worker, Radstock, Desired Experience:

  • A full manual UK license would be beneficial but not essential, as the individual has access to their own vehicle.
  • Knowledge of or qualification in British Sign Language or similar is beneficial ( BSL / Makaton etc.)
  • Have experience in caring for people with disabilities – No need for 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.

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/about-us/equality-and-diversity/ ​


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