Dereham, Norfolk
£8.50 per hour
Permanent, Contract, Part-time
Job description

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

Title: Specialist Support Workers
Reference number:
Hours: Various part time roles available up to 30 hours per week
Location: Dereham, Norfolk
Contract type: Permanent, Casual
Salary: £8.50 per hour

About the role 
Sense have a great opportunity for reliable and committed Support Workers to work in our Supported Living and Residential Services in Shipdham Road, Dereham and our Toftwood projects. We have multiple part time roles working up to 30 hours per week attracting an hourly rate of £8.50.

Our Support Workers provide person-centred support to ensure the needs of the people we support are met in creative ways. This role can be challenging at times, but is balanced by the unrivalled sense of long-term satisfaction it also gives. It’s an opportunity to be creative and feel inspired, both by your colleagues and the people you support. It’s a career that you can feel proud of.

You may provide support and encouragement to assist individuals to run their own lives as much as possible – helping with personal care, supporting someone to rustle up some breakfast, do the weekly shop or visit a local café. You will be enabling the people we support to achieve their full potential and encourage choice, participation and motivation.

Sense also supports people to take part in some of our amazing arts and wellbeing activities – from dance to music making, swimming to rock climbing.

Being a Sense Support Worker can be the springboard to your future career - and to all sorts of opportunities and management roles.

About you 
Experience is not necessarily required for this role as we are able to support you and provide you with an excellent induction. However, it is really important that you are able to demonstrate the right values and behaviours to enable you to make a difference to people’s lives.

Flexibility is needed as working times do vary and will include evenings, weekends and sleep-ins; we will however provide you with a rota in advance so you can plan your life accordingly.

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.

If you are interested in applying, please note that Sense reserve the right to close this vacancy early if suitable candidates are identified before the closing date.

Closing date: Sunday 21st 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: 02 July 2019
Closed date: 21 July 2019
Job ref: 153901_S
Tags: Social Care/Development, Support Worker