Female Support Worker

Posted 7 March by Sense Ending soon

We have a great opportunity for passionate and dedicated individuals to join our team of Support Workers. These hours are offered on a fixed term for a minimum of 6 months. There may be potential for this role to be extended.

There are up to 35 hours available, and we can be really flexible as to whether one or more people share this role.

Title: Female Support Worker*
Reference number: 42484
Hours: Up 35 hours per week - Flexible part time
Location: Sense College Hampton - Peterborough
Contract type: Fixed Term
Salary: £15,600 per annum (pro rata) - £8.00 per hour

About the role
As a Support Worker at a Sense College, you will support and enable individuals to make choices, to express themselves and live as independently as possible. Your patient support and encouragement will assist individuals to achieve their goals and overcome challenges.

You can find out more about our exciting day services on our website.

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.

*For genuine occupational reasons we are looking to appoint a female only (exemption under the Equality Act 2010 Part 1 Schedule 9).

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.

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. 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.

Closing date: Tuesday 20 March 2018
Interview date:Monday 26 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

  • Disabilities
  • Independent Living
  • Health & Social Care
  • Sensory Impairment
  • Communication Methods

Reference: 34626475

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