Barnet, Greater London
£10.08 per hour (inc. London Allowance)
Permanent, Contract, Part-time, Full-time
Job description


Sense has a great opportunity for passionate and dedicated individuals to join our team as a Specialist Support Worker at TouchBase South East in Barnet, London.

We have a number of flexible, full and part time roles available, working up to 37.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday.

Title: Specialist Support Workers
Reference number:
Hours: Full time, part time and casual hours available
Location: Barnet, London
Contract type: Permanent, Casual
Salary: £10.08 per hour (Inc. London Allowance)

About the role 
TouchBase South East is a purpose built centre which is the base for a huge variety of social activities and education based sessions, it is located within the heart of the local community and is a short walk from our allotment plot and the local high street.

Sessions are tailor-made to suit individual or group needs, so you could be supporting somebody out on a day trip one day and in the hydrotherapy pool the next. Other activities on offer to the people we support in Barnet include IT, basic literacy and numeracy, gardening, cooking, music activities, communication practice, work placements in local businesses, art activities, sensory environments and to access facilities in the local community. You will also provide varying levels of support with personal care tasks.

We also have relief roles available at this service, attracting an hourly rate of £9.79

About you 
Whilst experience is not necessarily required for this role, all of our Specialist Support Workers require excellent communication, team working skills, literacy, flexibility and an awareness of disability needs. We will provide you with training and an excellent induction

It would be great if you are able to swim and support in our onsite hydrotherapy pool, and that you hold a valid UK drivers licence to support individuals on day trips and community activities.

About us 
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.

Sense has a proven record of offering high quality, pioneering services. 

Working as a Support Worker 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.

Our selection process aims to make sure that the role is right for you and you are right for us. It involves completing an online application form, taking part in a value based interview/assessment process and visiting one of our services.

Closing date: Friday 12 July 2019
Interview date: As applications are received
To start: To be discussed at interview


If you would like to apply and find out more about this position, please click the apply button to be directed to our website where you can download the job description and complete the application process. 

We would recommend that you read the candidate guidelines and job description (available on our website) before applying. If you are a disabled candidate and require a hard copy pack or a different format for example large print, Braille or audio, further details can be found on our website.

Sense is an Equal Opportunities Employer and is committed to ensuring that all staff are motivated, skilled and rewarded by their work.  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 are subject to a number of checks including an enhanced DBS check where appropriate.

No agencies please.

Posted on: 14 June 2019
Closed date: 12 July 2019
Job ref: 153783_S
Tags: Social Care/Development, Support Worker