Community Support Worker

Health, Medicine & Well Being
Salary Details
Contract Type
Hours per Week
Closing Date
It's an exciting time as Sense has just released its new strategy, we now have an opportunity within our expanding Community Services for a Community Support Worker in Bristol and Pucklechurch.

Job Description

The main purpose of your job is to support people to be as involved as possible in every part of their day to day lives so that they can be full and active members of society.

We are currently looking for a support worker to support an individual and thier young child. The individual uses a wheelchair, so typical support would be to help with some cleaning around the house, as well as enabling them to get out into the community with their young child. You must be happy to be hands on with the baby. The family live in Pucklechurch. Support will be on a Wednesday 9-3pm. There may be scope for increasing working hours if desired.

Support in the Bristol community services will involve working with people of various ages with complex communication needs. You will be community based and work with the same individuals each week. The successful candidate will be paid for the mileage and travel time inbetween people supported. 

You don’t need to have previous experience in this field, nor do you need care qualifications – we’re happy to work with you to help you become an excellent support worker / communicator guide, Initial training in communication and guiding (amongst other training offered) will be provided to ensure you are confident in supporting individuals with sight and hearing loss. 

Does this sound right for you?

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 including the care certificate.
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:

To support individuals / groups within the centre and community.
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.
Full job specification is attached below.

Your required skills and experiences:

You require a full UK license with the use of your own vehicle.
You don’t need to have previous experience in this field, nor do you need qualifications – we’re happy to work with you to help you become an excellent support worker. 
Knowledge of multi sensory impairments / learning difficullties is beneficial.
Full person specification is attached below.

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.