Male Community Support Worker

Reference number: 48091

Title: Male Community Support Worker

Location: Cornwall

Salary: £9.75 per hour

Hours: 6 hours per week

Closing date: Friday 19 August 2022

Interview date: TBC

Contract type: Permanent

Job advert:

Could you be a Sense Male Community Support Worker?

It's an exciting time at Sense, as we are looking for a Male Community support worker to join us in Cornwall, as our services are expanding we need an enthusiastic Male support worker who can cover services in Cornwall. This is a permanent role, working 6 hours per week to start. The 6 hours cover the weekends due to the individual being in fulltime education, with extra hours potentially during school holidays. This can be a part time, annualised or relief contract, with the possibility of supporting other individuals receiving a GOT Plus service within the Cornwall area.

GOT Plus – Get Out There is community-based support provided in Cornwall.  As a community support worker, you will work alongside young people and their families providing support from a persons home to access the community with chosen activities so that young people can live a fulfilled, exciting and varied life.

You will be supporting a 17 year old who is currently transitioning from the stage in life child to adult, this transition can be challenging for us all especially if you have complex needs such as global development delay, Autism, epilepsy (well managed by medication), Plagiocephaly, Syndactyly.  The individual has a low risk of chocking but requires observation for all meals and snacks. These complexities have not stopped them wanting to live a full and active life the types of activities, they enjoy are music, technology, activities that meet sensory needs, swimming, activity centres, public transport, carnivals, choirs, big brass bands. 

Can you imagine supporting this individual with some of these activities and getting paid at the same time? For genuine occupational reasons we are looking to appoint a male candidate only (exemption under the Equality Act 2010 Part 1 Schedule 9). To support and GET OUT THERE and enjoy life with a variety of activities, seeking out new adventures and opportunities. You do require to have a full UK drivers license due to the locations of service within the community. 

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?


Male Community Support Worker, Cornwall, Benefits:

  • Earn points which make money by joining Care Friends and sharing job opportunities within Sense.
  • Be part of a team striving for outstanding support and the people we support living ordinary lives, achieving incredible things
  • 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 £350
  • Health and well-being support
  • Pension Scheme
  • Discount scheme 


Male Community Support Worker, Cornwall, duties:

  • To support individuals/groups within their home and community.
  • To provide a customised, responsive, and high-quality service to people with complex needs who use Sense services.
  • To deliver services which meet or exceed organisational expectations and standards.
  • Full job specification is attached below.


Male Community Support Worker, Cornwall, Desired Experiences:

  • For genuine occupational reasons we are looking to appoint a male candidate only (exemption under the Equality Act 2010 Part 1 Schedule 9)
  • Right to work in the UK
  • You do not need experience within the care sector, we will help you become an amazing support worker
  • A full manual UK license is essential due to the locations of services.
  • 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

Candidate guidelines: Download the candidate guidelines

Additional documentation: Download the additional documentation

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