Support Worker – Day Time Shifts



Organisation
Sense
Reference
47611
Sector
Disability, Social Care
Location
Wakefield
Salary Details
£9.75 per hour
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours per Week
18 to 30 hours per week
Closing Date
14/07/2022
We have an exciting opportunity at Sense for a Support Worker to join our Day service at our Sense Centre in Leeds and Wakefield, this is the perfect role for a support worker wanting flexible day time hours to suit your family needs.

Job Description

Contracts are flexible with working hours of 09.30 – 15.30 which may suit those looking for a full time post or those with limited availability, parents with children at school, those wishing to work 3 days per week. Contracts are on a permanent basis with weekly hours to suit (18 - 30). 

We currently work Mon – Fri 09.30 – 15.30 providing a variety of social activities and education-based sessions designed to stimulate and challenge the people we support. We also work either 1 Saturday or Sunday every 6 weeks or so supporting our wonderful children’s short break service or adult day service. There is the opportunity to further engage in our community services if you so wish.

Sense Centre Leeds and Wakefield provides a variety of social activities and education-based sessions designed to stimulate and challenge the people we support. We are located within the heart of the local community, and we organise trips out that might include to the swimming pool, visiting parks and going shopping. 

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. 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.

Are you looking for an incredibly rewarding and valuable job role, where you can receive great training and development, a supportive work environment, generous leave arrangements and employee benefits and access to a pension scheme?

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!

Here is what some of our colleagues have to say about working at Sense Centre Wakefield:

"The hours and location are great. It is a nice place to work"

"My work life balance. It's a lovely place to work, friendly. I feel supported. We have really good training and its good  to work in a nice atmosphere..."

"People here are very supportive"

From the Registered Care Manager - "no two days are the same.."

 Does this sound right for you? Pop in to find out more if you are unsure about applying.

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
  • £350 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.

Desirable 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. 
  • A UK licence and a willingness to drive is desirable
  • Knowledge of or qualification in British Sign Language or similar is beneficial ( BSL / Makaton etc.)

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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.