Support Worker (Sense College) - Various hours to suit

Reference number: 48068

Title: Support Worker (Sense College) - Various hours to suit

Location: Bedford

Salary: £9.75 per hour

Hours: Various available up to 35 hours per week

Closing date: Sunday 28 August 2022

Interview date: To be confirmed

Contract type: Permanent

Job advert:

About the role

We’re looking for a motivated person to join our new social care services working along side our professional team of Support Workers at our College Centre based in Bedford. We have permanent roles availale with various hours up to 35 hours per week to suit, Monday to Friday between the hours of 9am and 4.30pm. Please note being a college we are open 45 weeks of the year. 

The successful applicant will work with people who have dual or single sensory impairment, learning disability , and associated physical disabilities. The role involves providing a person centred approach to meet communication, information and mobility needs through the development of learning plans to reduce the isolation of people through community involvement and support in a range of activities.

As an Support Worker you will 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 work closely with learners to achieve the long term goals identified in their Individual Learning Plans and or social care programes .

Supporting people with their personal care is a requirement of this role.

No previous experience or qualifications needed for this post as full training will be given

About you

Previous experience of working with people who have a sensory impairment, autism or learning disability would be an advantage but is not essential. Knowledge of BSL, Makaton or other methods of communication would also be a benefit but again is not essential. Full training will be provided for the succesful applicants.

It is essential that you are able to work effectively as part of a team whilst demonstrating your own initiative.

About Sense College

We offer personalised learning for young people with complex disabilities, aged between 16 and 25, tailoring what they do and how they learn to their wants and needs. Individuals are supported to achieve their chosen outcomes through formal study programmes, employment, sport and leisure activities within the local community that are fun, but offer the right level of challenge. We work with learner to develop their confidence and independence, and support them to fulfil your potential. Our education programme is fully inspected by Ofsted. 

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/

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)