Support Worker - Day time shifts

Reference number: 47954

Title: Support Worker - Day time shifts

Location: Accrington

Salary: £19,013 Per Annum FTE

Hours: 24 - 36 hours per week

Closing date: Sunday 21 August 2022

Interview date: To be confirmed

Contract type: Permanent

Job advert:



Could you be a Sense Support Worker?

We have a fantastic opportunity for a Support Worker to join our wonderful team in Accrington. 

This is a permanent role, with contracts available from 24 to 36 hours per week, depending on your suitability/availability. 

Shifts are usually, Monday-Sunday, 07.30am-7.30pm or 09.30am-9.30pm. This would mean you could work only 1-3 days per week but there are additional hours available for those who want them. We are offering £9.75 per hour with enhanced rates for overtime and annual pay reviews/ rises.

Sense Accrington is a residential service providing valuable support to 6 individuals with dual sensory impairments and complex disabilities. The service has access to a large wrap-around garden with raised flower beds and a sensory garden for people to grow their own herbs, there is also a secluded area that is perfect for a pool on a sunny day, we have ample seating areas outside for the supported individuals to enjoy a cocktail or drink of choice

There is also a designated art room to undertake crafts and music sessions and sensory areas throughout the home which can be adapted to meet the individual needs.

The main purpose of your job is to support people to be as involved as possible in every part of their day to day lives so that they can be full and active members of society. You will support the individuals in their home and within the community with a wide range of activities such as personal care, cleaning, cooking, laundry, going to the gym, park, swimming.

This really is a fantastic time to join Sense Accrington – as we move forward into summer you will be able to arrange and attend weekly day trips with a lunch provided, we have a weekly session at the hydro pool that is enjoyed by supported individuals and staff alike.

There are opportunities for you to support individuals to attend a holiday of choice, this is a paid opportunity that includes your travel, accommodation, and meals.

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?

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

  • Rewarding & impactful role
  • Beautiful work environment 
  • Day trips 
  • 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 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 

Support Worker, Duties:

  • To support individuals at home, and 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.
  • Keep the needs of the people you are supporting at the centre of your attention.
  • Enable the people you support to influence their services and the way they are supported.
  • To assist individuals to access the community with the use of Sense vehicles  
  • To work well within a team.
  • To have a working knowledge of all policies and procedures within the home.
  • To maintain confidentiality on all aspects of care and your work within the home.
  • Complete mandatory Sense training
  • Full job specification is attached below.

Support Worker, Desired Experiences:

  •  Experience of working in a care setting
  •  Ability to support people with mobility problems
  •  Experience of teamwork
  •  Being able to drive or having a suitable transport method to and from the service is a real help as public transport is not always available.
  •  Knowledge of multi-sensory impairments / learning difficulties 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.

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

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:

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