Support Worker - Day Time Shifts

Reference number: 48018

Title: Support Worker - Day Time Shifts

Location: Caerphilly

Salary: £9.75 per hour

Hours: Up to 30 hours per week

Closing date: Sunday 28 August 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 Day service in Caerphilly, this is the perfect role for a support worker wanting flexible day time hours to suit your family needs. Contracts are flexible and may suit those looking for a part-time post or those with limited avilability, parents with children at school. Contracts are on a permanent basis with hours to suit up to 30 per week. 

Touch Base South Wales is a purpose built centre which is the base for a huge variety of social activities and education based sessions. It is located within the heart of the local community and is a short walk from the local high street and its public transport network. Sessions at the centre are tailor-made to suit individual or group needs. This means that members of our team could be supporting somebody out on a day trip one day and in our ball pit the next. Other activities on offer to the people we support in Touchbase include sensory stories, music therapy, gardening, cooking, music activities, communication practice, art activities, sensory environments and to access facilities in the local community. Just some of the day trips we have done over the last year include surfing, zoo trips and theatre visits.

The duties are varied and no two days will be the same. The people we support are individuals and they all treated as such. However, as a general guide, you may support with personal care needs, as well as help to take part in a wide range of special interests and activities that support their health and wellbeing.

 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? Pop in to find out more if you are unsure about applying.

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

  • Flexible day time shifts to suit your family needs.
  • Free uniform.
  • 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.
  • £350 employee referral programme
  • On-going development opportunities
  • Health and well-being support

What we need from you......

  • You require a full manual UK license and must be willing/able to drive our vehicles.
  • We partake in a wide range of activities that include swimming, walks, art, drumming, beach trips, bus/train trips, and the great outdoors as well as meaningful activities at the base, so we would like someone who thrives on supporting people in a range of activities and who is also willing to look out for new opportunities

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

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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