Social Care Team Leader - Various Hours Available!

Reference number: 48098

Title: Social Care Team Leader - Various Hours Available!

Location: Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland

Salary: £11.11 (Days) £11.61 (Nights) per hour

Hours: Various hours available

Closing date: Tuesday 16 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.

t's an exciting time as Sense is growing, we now have an opportunity for Practice Team Leaders to join our service in Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland.

Within our 10 bedded residential service supporting individuals with sensory impairment and/or complex needs, a beautiful service, offering a supportive working environment which is commitment to quality, and an emphasis on training and development of our staff! 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. 

Practice Team Leader (Nights) to join our service in Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland. This is a permanent postition working 24 hours per week, doing 2 x 12 hour shifts. Fantastic for someone looking for work life balance, including every other weekend off!

Practice Team Leader (Days) to join our service in Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland. This is a permanent position working 30 hours per week, spread over 3 shifts! This is an opportunity to develop leadership and management skills in a small supportive team.

Successful applicants will have the opportunity to lead shifts and manage, support and mentor staff.  As an organisation Sense is committed to a comprehensive training and development programme and will support staff to achieve formal qualifications.  We also offer a supportive work environment, with an attractive working pattern, including every other weekend off, a company pension and benefits package and a holiday entitlement that starts at 35 days per annum.


We’re looking for enthusiastic applicants who have:

  • Positive, with a can-do attitude.
  • Caring and empathetic.
  • Passionate about enhancing other people’s lives and encouraging others
  • Experience in a professional care environment, now looking to progress. 
  • Knowledge of multi sensory impairments / learning difficullties is beneficial.
  • Willing to work towards Level 3 Diploma in health and social care or equivalent

Here at Sense in Carrickfergus, 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 Carrickfergus might include supporting people with:

  • To support individuals / groups within the home and support other members of staff 
  • 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.
  • 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 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.


  • 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 Access NI.
  • 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?

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: ​

support - care assistant - 1:1 care - residential care - residential living - supported living - healthcare - medical and nursing - social care - personal carer - home care - domicilary care - home to home care - community care - part time - full time - entry level - no exprience required - training provided  #high

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)