Support Worker



Organisation
Sense
Reference
45914
Sector
Social Care
Location
Birmingham
Salary Details
£9.22 per hour/ £17,979 per annum plus benefits
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours per Week
37.5 hours per week
Closing Date
26/09/2021
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 King's Norton, Birmingham.

Job Description

?Could you be a Sense Support Worker?

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 King's Norton, Birmingham.  

This is a permanent role, working 37.5 hours per week. 

You will join our fantastic team here at King's Norton. we have a diverse home with an excellent ambiance, which offers a lovely warm and caring atmosphere.

As a Support Worker, you will participate in a wide range of activities which suit the needs of our residents and we always ensure that our service remains person-centered. we are have been awarded a good rating by the CQC , but we strive to achieve outstanding can you help us achieve this?

We have created strong relationships with the people we support and their families. We participate in a wide range of activities which suite the needs of our residents and support holidays. We continually work to ensure our home remains person centred and maintains high standards

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, 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 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.
 

Your required skills and experiences:

You require a full manual UK license and must be willing to drive.
Knowledge of or qualification in British Sign Language or similar is beneficial ( BSL / Makaton etc.)
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.
 

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.

Work at Sense can be demanding and so isn’t for everyone, but it is also incredibly rewarding and valuable.

To apply

Please use the link to complete your application. Managers will use your supporting statement to shortlist candidates for interview; 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, job description and person specification (found at the base of this advert) before applying.

Please note 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 please: any submissions without prior authorisation from the Sense Recruitment Team will be treated as our own and as such no fee will be payable.

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, where appropriate, are subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Sense is committed to equality of opportunity, and to promoting and celebrating the diversity of staff, volunteers and the people we work with. We value everyone’s contribution and ensure people are given the opportunity to realise their potential. We will promote equality and diversity in all that we do and the work we do in partnership with others. For more information please visit: https://www.sense.org.uk/about/equality-and-diversity/