CB23, Cambridge
£8.50 per hour
Permanent, Part-time, Full-time
Job description

Sense has a great opportunity for passionate and dedicated individuals to join our team in Knapwell, Cambridge.

We have a number of Support Worker posts working up to 35 hours per week attracting a salary of £8.50 per hour.

This role is based in our Sense college so working hours will be Monday-Friday 9:15am - 4:15pm. Evenings and weekend working are not required.

Title: Support Workers
Reference number:
Hours: Up to 35 hours per week
Location: Knapwell, Cambridgeshire
Contract type: Permanent
Salary: £8.50 per hour

About the role 
As a Support Worker you will support and enable people to live the life they choose: to make choices, to express themselves and live as independently as possible. Your patient support and encouragement will assist individuals to run their own lives as much as possible – helping with personal care, supporting someone to engage with Sense activities, or enabling individuals to access their local community. You will be working with young adults with complex communication needs and associated learning difficulties.

Please note, Sense Centre Knapwell is located in Knapwell, approximately 10 miles outside of Cambridge. We are not located on a public transport route, so it essential that applicants have alternative means of travel.

About you 
Experience is not necessarily required 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.

Our ideal candidate will be either a native sign language user or be able to sign at level 1 or higher, please do let us know if you have this skill. It is however essential that you have a willingness to learn BSL.

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.

Working 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.

If you are interested in applying, please note that we will be interviewing throughout the duration of this vacancy. An early application is advised as the vacancy may close prior to the advertised date.

Closing date: Monday 26 August 2019
Interview date: As applications are received


If you would like to find out more about this position and to apply, please click the Apply button. You will be directed to the Sense website where you can download the information pack and complete the application form.

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 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.

No agencies please. 

Posted on: 06 August 2019
Closed date: 26 August 2019
Job ref: 154153_S
Tags: Social Care/Development, Support Worker