Male Specialist Support Workers

7 days left

Recruiter
Sense
Location
Sheffield
Salary
£15,756 per annum (pro rata) - £8.08 per hour
Posted
17 May 2018
Closes
30 May 2018
Ref
150706_S_42617
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Part Time

Sense has a great opportunity for passionate and dedicated individuals to join our team as a Specialist Support Worker in Sheffield. We have a number of flexible, permanent, part time roles available working 20 hours per week.

Title: Male Specialist Support Workers
Reference number:
42617
Hours: 20 hours per week, part time
Location: Sheffield
Contract type: Permanent
Salary: £15,756 per annum (pro rata) - £8.08 per hour

About the role 
As a Specialist 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 rustle up some breakfast, do the weekly shop or visit a local café.

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.

For genuine occupational reasons we are looking to appoint a male candidate only (exemption under the Equality Act 2010 Part 1 Schedule 9).

We also have casual (bank) opportunities in this area attracting an hourly rate of £7.83.

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. We are particularly interested in applicants with experience in British Sign Language and handling challenging behaviour.

A full UK driving licence is desirable for this role.

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 
Sense is a national disability charity that supports people with complex communication needs to be understood, connected and valued.

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: Wednesday 30 May 2018
Interview date: W/C 4th June 2018
To start: To be discussed at interview

TO APPLY AND FOR MORE INFORMATION:

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 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. 

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