Support Worker



Organisation
Sense
Reference
46198
Sector
Disability, Social Care
Location
Kingstanding
Salary Details
£9.22 per hour/ £17,979 per annum
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours per Week
37.5 hours per week
Closing Date
29/10/2021
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 Kingstanding, Birmingham.

Job Description

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

You will join our fantastic team here at Kingstanding, where you will be supported and be able to grow and develop within your role.

The individuals we support like to be active. They enjoy going out daily and have an active schedule such as attending our resource centre Touchbase Pears for Massage sessions, art, sports and wellbeing and accessing the café, in addition to this, we attend externally: adapted cycling, Hydro swimming sessions, bowling, ice skating, outdoor pursuits, sailing and wheelie boat sessions, meals out, pub visits, weekly rambles visiting local parks and also visit places of natural beauty. The staff team arrange day trips and also support on holidays in the UK and abroad. 

As a Support Worker, you will support the individuals with taking medication, eating and drinking, preparing meals, personal care, continence support and also help with our mobility in and out of the home.  

At home, the individuals we support like to relax and enjoy being pampered with foot spa’s massages, having their hair and nails done and also enjoy cooking, baking, arts and crafts and developing our daily living skills.

The individuals will require support 7 days a week, 24 hours a day and currently require day support workers for early and late shifts on a varied pattern. The current shift pattern we have are as follows: 7am-2:30pm and 2pm-9:30pm.

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. 

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 home, 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:

  • You require a full manual UK license and must be willing/able to drive.
  • Knowledge of or qualification in British Sign Language or similar is desirable ( 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.
  • Full person specification is attached below.

To apply

Please use the link below 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.

If you require any further assistance, please contact the Recruitment Team on 0121 415 6735 or recruitment@sense.org.uk

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/

As of 11th November, all people who work in CQC regulated care homes across England must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. This is a legal requirement and proof of vaccination status must be shown when accepting any role within a care home.

You can access your vaccination status or ‘COVID Pass’ through the NHS App. You need to be registered with a GP in England to use the NHS App. If you’re not registered with a GP, you can still access the NHS COVID Pass via the NHS website (NHS.UK) or via 119 (select the ‘NHS COVID Pass service’) to request a letter.

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.