Saturday Support Worker



Organisation
Sense
Reference
46076
Sector
Health, Medicine & Well Being
Location
Leeds & Wakefield
Salary Details
£9.22 per hour
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours per Week
5
It's an exciting time as Sense has just released its new strategy, we now have an opportunity for a Support Worker to join our service at our Sense Centre Leeds and Wakefield

Job Description

It's an exciting time as Sense has just released its new strategy, we now have an opportunity for a Support Worker to join our service at our Sense Centre Leeds and Wakefield

This is a permanent role, working 5 hours per week on Saturdays during term time only.  You will be supporting Children with Special Educational needs to include Autism and ADHD.

Our centres offer a place for people with complex disabilities to build connections by developing communication skills and independence, meeting other people, being creative with arts and crafts and taking part in sport and exercise – all supported by skilled, specialist staff.

You will support individuals and encourage them to make choices, to express themselves and to develop independent living and life skills.

The duties are varied and no two days will be the same. The people we support are individuals and they are all treated as such. As a general guide, you may 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.

Does this sound right for you?

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

24 days’ holiday + bank holiday entitlement; increasing with length of service (pro rata for part time)
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 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 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.