Sense are looking for a passionate and motivated person to join our fantastic team as a Support Worker at our service in Kingstanding, Birmingham.
This is a permanent role, working 37.5 hours per week at our CQC service which has been rated 'Good'.
Our home consists of 5 bedrooms and is home to individuals who have sensory impairments, learning difficulties and/or mobility impairments.
As a Support Worker, you will support the individuals 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.
We like to take part in a wide range of activites, such as attending our resource centre Touchbase Pears, adapted cycling, swimming, bowling, ice skating, pub visits and visiting local parks. The staff team arrange day trips and also support on holidays in the UK and abroad.
At home, we like to relax and enjoy being pampered with foot spa’s massages, cooking, baking, arts and crafts and developing our daily living skills.
The individuals 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
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.
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. In addition, we have excellent training and development, the opportunity for you to join our Group Personal Pension scheme and a generous annual leave entitlement.
Work at Sense can be demanding and so isn’t for everyone, but it is also incredibly rewarding and valuable.