Support Worker - One to One

Disability, Social Care
Salary Details
£19,013 per annum (plus sleep-in allowance)
Contract Type
Hours per Week
Closing Date
Sense has a great opportunity for a Support Worker to join our residential service in Kingstanding, Birmingham.

Job Description

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

You will join a fantastic team at our service in Kingstanding, where you will be supporting an extremely active young adult with autism on a 1:1 basis. 

The individual will be going to college 3 times a week and will also need support when taking part in exciting activities such as rock climbing, ice skating, swimming and walking on his days off at various locations. 

There will be an opportunity to support other individuals at the service as and when required.  The individuals we support have a range of complex needs, including sensory loses and learning disabilities.

We are looking for a Support Worker who is a calm, enthusiastic and confident person who can think independently and build good relationships with the residents, staff and professionals. 

There are many benefits of working at our service in Kingstanding, full training will be given once you are successful, and you will only be required to work one full weekend every three weeks.

The shifts vary throughout the week and the shift pattern at this service are as follows: 7am-2.30pm, 2pm-9.30pm and sleep-in shift is from 9:15pm-7:15am. The sleep-in shift expectation would be once per week.

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.

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.

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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.