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Casual Support Worker

Posted 5 February by Sense Ended

Are you caring and creative?

Could you help some amazing people to communicate, express themselves and connect with the world?

If yes, then our Support Worker job vacancies in Knapwell, Cambridge may be perfect for you!

Title: Casual Support Worker
Reference number: 42439
Hours: Casual (Bank)
Location: Knapwell, Cambridge
Contract type: Casual
Salary: £7.50 per hour
Sense salary points: Not applicable

About the role

We have a great opportunity for passionate and dedicated individuals to join our team as a Support Worker at our day centre in Knapwell, Cambridge on a casual (bank) basis.

Our casual arrangements are very flexible and can fit around your life. We are looking for people with a range of availability between the hours of 9:15 and 16:15, Monday to Friday.

As a 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 and providing support to achieve everyday living outcomes.

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.

Being a Sense Support Worker can be the springboard to your future career - and to all sorts of opportunities and management roles.

Sense Centre Knapwell is located approximately 10 miles outside of Cambridge. We are not located on a public transport route, so it essential that applicants have alternative means of travel.

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.

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.

BSL skills are desirable, but not a requirement for the role.

About us

Sense is a national disability charity that supports people with complex communication needs to be understood, connected and valued.

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.

Closing date: Sunday 4 March 2018
Interview date: Friday 16 March 2018
To start: To be discussed at interview


If you would like to find out more about this position and to apply, please click the 'Apply Now' button. You will be directed to our website where you can download the information pack and complete the application form.

We would recommend that you read the candidate guidelines and job description (available on our website) before applying. If you are a disabled candidate and require a hard copy pack or a different format for example large print, Braille or audio, further details can be found on our website.

Sense is an Equal Opportunities Employer and is committed to ensuring that all staff are motivated, skilled and rewarded by their work. 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 are subject to a number of checks including an enhanced DBS check where appropriate.

No agencies please.

Required skills

  • Learning Disabilities
  • Health and Social Care
  • Sensory Impairment
  • Care & Support
  • Communication Methods

Reference: 34396220

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