Female Support Worker

Disability, Social Care
Margate Kent
Salary Details
£9.00 per hour
Contract Type
Part time, Permanent, Temporary
Hours per Week
Up to 37.5 hours per week
Closing Date
We’re seeking to recruit some great new support workers on a full time and part time basis; people with the right values and behaviours to work in our residential care service – could this be you?

Job Description

We are Sense, a high quality care service in Margate, who are passionate about supporting adults with complex needs, including sensory losses and learning disabilities. 

You will make the day to day the best it can possibly be for both you and the people you will support. The people you support are active and adventurous individuals, you will need to come up with ideas and solutions to make the most out of every day.

For genuine occupational reasons we are looking to appoint a female candidate only (exemption under the Equality Act 2010 Part 1 Schedule 9). You must have a valid manual UK driving licence and be willing to use our vehicles. You must also be happy to support in the pool, the individuals we support enjoy Hydrotherapy and pool based activities. Perfect if you are a keen swimmer.

However 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. Above all we want someone that shares in our values. These are:

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

Do you share these values? If so, read on…

The duties are varied and no two days will be the same. The people we support are individuals and they all treated as such. However, as a general guide, duties may include some support with personal care needs, as well as help to take part in a wide range of special interests and activities that support their health and wellbeing such as disco, hydropool and outdoor pursuits.

Take a look at our video below to see why we do what we do.

To apply: Please click the apply link and you will be transfered to our recruitment page where you can download the job description and complete your application.

Managers will use your application to shortlist candidates in relation to the Personal Specification; therefore it is very important that you complete this section thoroughly.  We would recommend that you read the candidate guidelines and job description (found at the base of the sense page) before applying.

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.

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

Sense has a proven record of offering high quality, pioneering services. 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.

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