Support Worker - Multiple Job Opportunities Available!

Reference number: 48028

Title: Support Worker - Multiple Job Opportunities Available!

Location: Ottery St Mary

Salary: £10.50 per hour

Hours: Up to 37.5 hours per week

Closing date: Wednesday 10 August 2022

Interview date: tbc

Contract type: Permanent

Job advert:

 

Looking for a new challenge?

Work with Sense and make a real difference to the lives of disabled people and their families.

You don’t need any previous experience to become a support worker with Sense. We’ll give you full training for our part time and full time roles. 

Sense now has fantastic opportunities for Support Workers in Ottery St Mary, devon.  We have a variety of opportunities available up to 37.5 hours per week. 

Sense Otterhayes is a cluster on supported living services (7 properties) and one residential care home (for 5 people). The services have access to a poly tunnel for people to grow their own fruit and vegetable. There is an art room and a small studio. This is really fantastic time to join Sense Otterhayes – as we move forward with an ambitious plan to bring about major changes – we want to modernise this newly acquired service.

 

We’re looking for enthusiastic applicants who are:

  • Positive, with a can-do attitude.
  • Caring and empathetic.
  • Passionate about enhancing other people’s lives.
  • Willing to work towards a Level 2 Diploma in health and social care or equivalent (or already have one). 

 

Here at Sense Ottery St Mary, we support people with complex disabilities to live the life they choose. Your priority will be empowering the people you support to live an independent life.

 
No two days will be the same

 

This role in Ottery St Mary might include supporting people with:

  • Everyday tasks like cooking and cleaning.
  • Personal care and hygiene.
  • Finances.
  • Medication and wellbeing.
  • Working.
  • Going into the community for shopping or other trips.
  • Their social life and nightlife.

 

Everyone we support in Ottery St Mary is an individual, so their care is as unique as they are. You can see a more detailed description of duties in the job description attached at the bottom of this advert.

 

Why work for Sense?

Sense is a national disability charity supporting everyone who is deafblind or has complex disabilities. We believe everyone should be able to take part in life, no matter their disability.

Our work empowers thousands of people who are deafblind or have complex disabilities to communicate, experience the world and fulfill 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.

 
Benefits

  • Variety of Contracts available 
  • 24 days of annual leave plus bank holidays.
  • Matched pension contributions up to 5%.
  • Free life assurance policy.
  • Cashback and discounts on high street brands (and 10% off at Sense charity shops!).
  • Cycle to work scheme.
  • Travel season ticket loans.
  • Enhanced sick pay.
  • Free DBS check if your role needs one.
  • A £350 refer-a-friend scheme.
  • Flexible working arrangements.
  • Free access to over 100 online and face-to-face training courses, including the care certificate.
  • Ongoing development opportunities (such as our award winning Growing Stronger Leaders Together programme).

 
Ready to make a difference?

 

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

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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Job description: Download the job description

Candidate guidelines: Download the candidate guidelines

Additional documentation: Download the additional documentation

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