Sense

Specialist Support Workers - Part Time or Full Time

Recruiter
Sense
Location
Exeter, Devon
Salary
£15,756 per annum (pro rata) - £8.08 per hour
Posted
19 Feb 2019
Closes
10 Mar 2019
Contract Type
Permanent

About the role

Sense has a great opportunity for passionate and dedicated individuals to join our team as a Specialist Support Worker in Exeter. We have a number of flexible, part time roles available working 16 hours per week.  

As a Specialist Support Worker you will support and enable people to live the life they choose: to make choices, to express themselves and live as independently as possible. Your patient support and encouragement will assist individuals to run their own lives as much as possible – helping with personal care, supporting someone to rustle up some breakfast, do the weekly shop or visit a local café.

Sense also supports people to take part in some of our amazing arts and wellbeing activities – from dance to music making, swimming to rock climbing.

We also have casual (bank) opportunities in this area attracting an hourly rate of £7.83.

About you 

Experience is not necessarily required for this role as we are able to support you and provide you with an excellent induction. However, it is really important that you are able to demonstrate the right values and behaviours to enable you to make a difference to people’s lives.

We are particularly interested in individuals who have British Sign Language skills, or demonstrate a willingness to learn new communication methods.

A full UK driving licence and use of your own vehicle is desirable for this role.

Flexibility is needed as working times do vary and will include evenings, weekends and sleep-ins; we will however provide you with a rota in advance so you can plan your life accordingly.

About us

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.

Sense has a proven record of offering high quality, pioneering services.

Working as a Support Worker 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.

Our selection process aims to make sure that the role is right for you and you are right for us.  It involves completing an online application form, taking part in a value based interview/assessment process and visiting one of our services.

If you would like more information on the role, please contact Rachel Legg via rachel.legg@sense.org.uk.