Support Worker (Sense College)

Reference number: 47978

Title: Support Worker (Sense College)

Location: Dereham, Norfolk

Salary: £9.75 per hour

Hours: 35 hours per week

Closing date: Sunday 14 August 2022

Interview date: TBC

Contract type: Temporary, Fixed Term

Job advert:

 

What can I expect?

Your main place of work will be at Sense Centre in Dereham where you will support people to do lots of different activities. You will also support people when they do activities away from the resource centre. 
You will usually be supporting adults of working age, many of whom have complex needs and learning disabilities in addition to sensory impairments.

This role is a fixed term opportunity for 35 hours per week.

A motivated person to join our College team delivering specialist programmes to young adults at our college centre in Dereham.   
The successful applicants will work with young people who have dual or single sensory impairment, learning disability, and associated physical disabilities. 

In this role you will be supporting people with a range of hearing and or/ sight difficulties within the Sense College. The people you support could also have complex needs and learning disabilities.

Hours of Work: 

The College day starts at 9.15- 4.15, Monday to Friday.  45 Weeks of the year allowing 7 weeks set College closure throughout the year.  

What we would like from you:

A motivated person to join our College team delivering specialist education programmes to young adults.   
The successful applicants will work with young people who have dual or single sensory impairment, learning disability, and associated physical disabilities. 
 

About our Sense Centre Dereham:

We have a broad range of activities and encourage the people we support to get out into the community and take part in it! Some of the things we do include:
Educational courses, Vocational activities, Work placements, Lifeskills programmes, Therapies including Hydro Therapy to name just a few.
We build a strong and mutually supportive relationship with families, carers. We are sensitive to the difficulties that some of our learners have with communication and mobility, and will continually strive to improve their lives and experiences.

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.

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/ 

Job description: Download the job description

Candidate guidelines: Download the candidate guidelines

Related links

Who Sense supports

More about Sense, it's visions and values

Sense's People Strategy

Sense's People Strategy (Accessible)