Support Worker



Organisation
Sense
Reference
45589
Sector
Disability, Social Care
Location
Malvern
Salary Details
£18,466 Per annum FTE / £9.47 per hour
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours per Week
Up to 37.5 hours per week
Closing Date
01/08/2021
?Could you be a Sense Support Worker?

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 in Malvern.  

This is a permanent role, with contracts available upto 37.5 hours per week. 

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.

Here at our wonderful Victorian house in stunning Malvern we support individuals with personal care, meal preparation, household task, shopping trips, life skills, all interspersed with a range of activities. These include Cycling, Sensory Walks, rambles, Picnics, Swimming, games, sports, gardening, Hydro therapy, meals out, horse riding, music, local social events, arts and crafts, canal trips, family visits to the site, home visits, day trips to places of interest, holidays including abroad, abseiling, festivals, canoeing, we help the people we support experience everything we can. 

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:

  • A full manual UK license is benefical but not essential.
  • 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.

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.