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


Could you help some amazing people to communicate, express themselves and connect with the world?

Sense has a great opportunity for passionate and dedicated individuals to join our team as Specialist Support Workers in Barnet, London.

We have a number of flexible, permanent, part time roles available working from 7 – 30 hours per week. Both day and night shift patterns are available. We also have a Fixed Term position until June 2020 available.

Title: Specialist Support Workers
Reference number:
Hours: Part time and casual
Location: Barnet, London
Contract type: Permanent, Casual
Salary: £10.08 per hour (inc. London allowance)

About the role 
At Barnet Residential services we support adults over the age of eighteen who have a range of complex needs, including sensory loss and learning disabilities.

We’re looking for caring people who have the empathy and patience to positively focus on the people we support. You will be supporting the people who live here to participate in a full and active life at home and in the local community. This will include everything from basic domestic tasks such as laundry and shopping, to exciting activities like swimming, gardening, cooking, music, art and other things that the people we support enjoy. You will also provide varying levels of support with personal care tasks.

We also have casual (bank) opportunities in this area attracting an hourly rate of £9.79.

About you 
Sense is known for our excellent training and development, so for some vacancies, previous personal care experience is not needed. However, you do need to have empathy and be enthusiastic, patient, compassionate and caring so that you can positively interact with the people we support.

Support Worker posts require excellent communication, and team working skills, literacy and an awareness of disability needs. It is desirable that you are able to swim and support people in the water and hold a valid UK drivers licence to support users on day trips and community activities.

Flexibility is needed as working times do vary and may include evenings, weekends and sleep-ins.

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: Thursday 18 July 2019
Interview date: To be confirmed
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: 24 June 2019
Closed date: 18 July 2019
Job ref: 153834_S
Tags: Social Care/Development, Support Worker