Support Worker (Care Worker / Care Assistant)

Exeter, Devon
£8 - £8.25/hour d.o.e
17 Jul 2017
16 Aug 2017
Public Sector
Contract Type
Full Time
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Support Worker (Care Worker / Care Assistant)
Reference number: 42067
Hours: 35 or 37.5 hours per week
Location: Exeter
Contract type: Permanent
Salary: £8.00 or £8.25 per hour (dependent on experience)

About the role
We have two fantastic job opportunities for passionate and dedicated individuals to join our accommodation services team as Support Workers in Exeter. One of these roles is a Support Worker working 37.5 hours per week. Alternatively, we are also looking for a Waking Night Support Worker to join us for 35 hours per week; both of these positions are offered on a permanent basis.

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 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.

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

A full UK driving licence and use of your own vehicle is desirable but not essential for some of these roles.

About us
Sense is a national charity that supports people who are deafblind, those with sensory impairments and those with complex needs, to enjoy more independent lives.
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.

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.

If you do have experience that’s great! We also have ‘Experienced Support Worker’ opportunities in this location where we are looking people who have substantial recent experience of being a Support Worker or similar. The Experienced Support Worker role has a rate of £8.25 per hour.

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.

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.

Come and meet us!
We are holding a recruitment morning between 10am - 1pm on Saturday 29th July at Cafe 55, Northernhay Street, Exeter. Here you will be able to speak to staff and the people we support, to find out more information about the roles available. There will be free tea and coffee for those who attend the recruitment day along with a free entry into a prize draw for all applicants. More information on Cafe 55, is available on our website.

You can apply for the roles without coming along to the open day but we do encourage applicants to come along.

Closing date: Wednesday 9 August 2017
Interview date: To be confirmed
To start: To be discussed at interview


If you would like to find out more about this position and to apply, please click the 'Apply Now' button. You will be directed to our 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 completing your application.
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.

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