Support Worker - Various hours available

Reference number: 47857

Title: Support Worker - Various hours available

Location: Stockport

Salary: £9.75 per hour

Hours: Various hours up to 37.5 hours per week

Closing date: Sunday 7 August 2022

Interview date: TBC

Contract type: Permanent

Job advert:

Could you be a Sense Support Worker?

Sense now has a fantastic opportunity for Support Workers to join our amazing team at our Stockport service. We have flexible, permanent contracts available to suit your needs. We have contracts from 16 hours up to 37 hours per week, depending on your suitability/availability. Sense is offering support workers £9.75 per hour. 

Day shifts are between 8am and 10pm with a range of shift patterns available to suit. Waking night shifts attract a higher rate of pay but this would only be suitable for people with previous relevant experience. There are also opportunities for overtime should you wish. 

Sense Grafton Street Supported Living Service is a block of 12 purpose-built apartments offering specialist accommodation for people with learning disabilities or autism, to promote independence and enable them to develop life skills, with on-site 24-hour support and 1 to 1 support sessions. The service is in a lovely residential area within walking distance to Stockport Town Centre and benefits from having shops nearby. The excellent transport links make going out and about into the wider community easy for the tenants and the staff supporting them.

The service is very person-centred, and each individual has support hours that meet their specific support needs and preferences. 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. None of the individuals living at the service require support with personal care or moving and handling.

The tenants have recently been on the Coronation Street tour and have already planned a future trip to Alton Towers, they are enthusiastic about trying new things and would welcome staff members who have the same enthusiasm for community activities. The people living at Grafton Street thoroughly enjoy meeting new people, if you are enthusiastic and positive about support work then a big welcome awaits you at Grafton Street. 

At Sense we believe in investing in our team and supporting staff to be the best they can be, to develop their skills and abilities.

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 amazing colleagues have to say about working for Grafton Street Supported Living:

“Working for Sense at Grafton Street has been inspiring! There is a caring and active atmosphere that makes every day a new, rewarding adventure!”

“I love working in an environment of care where I feel like I’m actively making a difference in bringing positive change to people’s lives….”

Does this sound right for you?

In return for your hard work, you will receive a wide range of benefits including:

  • 24 days’ holiday + bank holidays; increasing with length of service
  • Free on-site parking
  • 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.

Your required 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. 
  • 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.

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/

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