Birmingham, West-Midlands
Between 9.08 and 0 GBP per hour
Job description
Sense is growing, and we are looking for talented individuals to join our team in Birmingham. These are permanent roles working up to 25 hours per week depending on your availability.

In this role you will be supporting people who have sensory impairments and/or complex communication needs to access the community. You will also play a role in supporting people to develop their communication, make choices, and learn new skills.

A background in support work is not a requirement, but the right personal attributes are!


We are looking for candidates who:

- Have superb communication skills and can relate well with others.

- Like being out and about, and are happy to support people to access the activities and places that they enjoy.  

- Are creative in their approach when trying to engage people they support.

- Feel that no one, no matter how complex their disability, health, care and support needs should be left out of life.


What we need from you:

- Valid UK driving licence and use of own vehicle when supporting people to access the community (mileage expenses are compensated at 40p per mile)

- Available to work on a Saturday.

- Can demonstrate a keenness to plan and participate in activities and days out with the people you will be supporting.


What we would like you to have:

- BSL is not essential for this role, but will be a plus.


What we will give you:

-  £9.08 per hour

- Bespoke, rewarding career pathways

- Free parking (where available)

- Extensive employee discount scheme.

- Group Personal Pension scheme

- Generous annual leave entitlement, with the option to buy more.


About Sense…

For everyone living with complex disabilities. For everyone who is deafblind. Sense is here to help people communicate and experience the world.

Sense has a proven record of offering high quality, pioneering services. We believe that no one, no matter how complex their disabilities, should be isolated, left out, or unable to fulfil their potential.

Please select the 'Additional documentation' link to view the 'Service One Page Profile', this provides more information on the role and the service in which it is based.

For an informal discussion about this role, please contact: the recruitment team.


To apply…

Please use the link below to complete your application.

Managers will use your application to shortlist candidates 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 and job description (found at the base of this advert) before applying.

If you are a disabled candidate and require a hard copy pack or a different format please contact the recruitment team

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 an Equal Opportunities Employer and is committed to ensuring that all staff are motivated, skilled and rewarded by their work.

As we say in our Equality and Diversity pledge, we want to ensure people are given the opportunity to realise their potential with us. So, if you have a disability which prevents you from driving but you are interested in a role where our advert says driving is required, please get in touch with us to discuss your application. We encourage you to apply for the role and we will try to make any adjustments to the role that may be possible.


No agency submissions, any submissions without prior authorisation from Sense will be treated as our own, as such no fee will be payable.

Refreshed on: 15 August 2020
Closed date: 30 August 2020
Job ref: 5491
Tags: Support Worker