Community Support Worker - up to 6 hours a week

Reference number: 48089

Title: Community Support Worker - up to 6 hours a week

Location: Cornwall, Redruth & surrounding areas

Salary: £9.75 per hour

Hours: 2 - 6 hours

Closing date: Friday 19 August 2022

Interview date: TBC

Contract type: Permanent

Job advert:


Could you be a Sense Community Support Worker?

It's an exciting time at Sense, as we are looking for a Community support worker to join us in Cornwall, as our services are expanding we need an enthusiastic support worker who can cover services in Cornwall, Redruth & surrounding geographical areas.

This is a  permanent  role, working between 2 - 6 hours per week to start. Then the opportunity to work more hours as our services expand. You will be supporting individuals with their independence to access the community and support their choices, to build social networks and have a community presence with a range of exciting activities.  

We are looking for a dynamic support worker that can work flexibly to enable the people Sense support have access to a range of activities on days and hours to suit them, you will be informed in advance of your working pattern and be part of the team that enables people to choose support that suits their needs. Sense offers a full training package and work collaboratively with those we support to have a true personalised service.

The duties are varied, and no two days will be the same. The people we support are individuals and they are all treated as such, you will be out in the community supporting a vast range of activities and working closely with people Sense support, their families/carers, social workers and education providers to ensure that people are living life to the full, with the choices they make. 

Does this sound right for you?


Community Support Worker, Cornwall, Redruth & Surrounding areas Benefits:

  • 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.
  • On-going development opportunities
  • Flexible working and family friendly policies
  • Employee referral scheme
  • Health and well-being support
  • Pension Scheme
  • Discount scheme 


Community Support Worker, Cornwall, Redruth & Surrounding areas duties:

  • To support individuals / groups within the home, centre and 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.
  • Full job specification is attached below.


Community Support Worker, Cornwall, Redruth & Surrounding areas, experiences:

  • A full manual UK license is essential due to the locations of services.
  • Knowledge of or qualification in British Sign Language or similar is beneficial but not essential (BSL / Makaton etc.)
  • 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. 
  • 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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Job description: Download the job description

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