Community Support Worker



Organisation
Sense
Reference
45612
Sector
Disability, Social Care
Location
Beckenham/Penge
Salary Details
£10.29 per hour
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours per Week
4 hours per week
Closing Date
01/08/2021
Could you be a Sense Community Support Worker?

Job Description

Its an exciting time as Sense has just released its new strategy, we are expanding and now have an opportunity for a support worker to join our services in London.  

This is a unique post working  4hours per week depending on your suitability / availability. You will be working in the community with individuals with a range of differing needs and or requirements, individuals may need support during office hours in the week or ad hoc support on weekends.

In this particular post you will support an individual with dual sensory loss, who communicates using the Block Alphabet you will need to have the necessary language skills to be able to adapt communication so it is accessible. Support access to information including organising appointments, reading correspondences, and support with making telephone calls. Support with mobility in the form of sight guiding when accessing the community and local amenities. Support activities in the home including cooking, support with understanding the benefit of assistive equipment. Support activities outside of the home including shopping, paying bills, going to the bank, medical appointments, socially interact with others.

Below are the locations and hours we are looking for, one or more may be suitable for you to undertake, we will discuss this with you:

London

  • London SE 20 –Beckenham/Penge - 4hrs per week
  • London East Ham –up to 8hrs per week 
  • London Hackney -5hrs per week

Working at Sense gives you a wide range of benefits including:

  • 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 
  • On-going development opportunities
  • Flexible working and family friendly policies
  • Employee referral scheme
  • Health and well-being support
  • Pension Scheme
  • Discount scheme 

Your duties can include:

  • Day to day activities led by the needs and aspirations of the people / person you'll be supporting.
  • Community Access.
  • Enabling an independent lifestyle.
  • Full job specification is attached below.

Your required skills and experiences:

  • Some roles require you to hold a valid UK driving licence with the use of your own vehicle.
  • Be able to adapt your communication style to meet the needs of those you are working with. Where necessary develop new skills to enable communication through sign and symbols.
  • Some individuals communicate using British Sign Language (BSL) so is required for some roles.
  • Experience of working independently as well as in a team setting.
  • Willing and able to accompany/participate in leisure activities of the person’s choice.
  • Full person specification is attached below.
  • Additional documentation is attached to explain further the requirements for each post

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

If this sounds like the right opportunity for you, or to find out more, please click apply below and you will be transferred to our website to complete your application. Managers will use your application to shortlist candidates 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 and job description (found at the base of the Sense advert) before applying.

Company Description

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.

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.