Female Community Support Worker



Organisation
Sense
Reference
45394
Sector
Social Care
Location
Mendip
Salary Details
From £9.26 per hour plus benefits
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours per Week
10 hours per week
Closing Date
30/06/2021
We’re seeking to recruit a great new community support worker / communicator guide on a part time basis working 10 hours per week, we would like someone with the right values and behaviours to work in our bespoke service.

Job Description

Can you help someone to access the community and social facilities?

We are Sense, a high quality community care service, who are passionate about supporting children and young adults. 

We’re seeking to recruit a great new community support worker / communicator guide on a part time basis working 10 hours per week, we would like someone with the right values and behaviours to work in our bespoke service.

This is a fun and rewarding opportunity to support an individual. Support will start from the individual’s home and is led by the person being supported. Activities may focus on family shopping, assisting with tasks surrounding correspondence in the home. No day of support is the same!

Community Support worker / Communicator Guide is community based and the role requires the staff member to lone work during the week, starting and finishing their day at their home, as opposed to an office. 10 hours of support, and can be flexibly arranged across the week (discussed at interview). Generally, the hours are from Monday -Friday. There may be scope for increasing working hours if desired. You are required to have a valid UK driving licence with the use of your own vehicle.

You don’t need to have previous formal care experience, nor do you need care qualifications. Initial training in communication and guiding (amongst other training offered) will be provided to ensure the successful candidate is confident in supporting individuals with sight and hearing loss – we’re happy to work with you to help you become an excellent support worker / communicator guide, we will provide you with all the training you may require. Above all we want someone that shares in our values. These are:

- We include, We collaborate, We find a way, We challenge, We celebrate.

If this sounds like the right opportunity for you? you will get a lot of benefits when you work for Sense such as 24 days annual leave + bank holidays, Large number of discount schemes in all major retailers, Health and well-being support, Employee assistance scheme, Access to over 100 online and face to face training courses, plus many more.  

To find out more, please click below. 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 this advert) before applying.

https://jobs.sense.org.uk/vacancies/6394/EJS/female_community_support_worker/

If you are a disabled candidate and require a hard copy pack or a different format, please contact the recruitment team on recruitment@sense.org.uk.

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.

To avoid disappointment, we advise you to submit your application as soon as possible as we reserve the right to close posts at any time.

No agency submissions, any submissions without prior authorisation from Sense will be treated as our own and as such no fee will be payable.

Company Description

About Sense

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.

Working 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.

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