Support Worker

Recruiter
SENSE 1
Location
Peterborough
Salary
£15,600 per annum (pro rata) - £8.00 per hour
Posted
05 Oct 2017
Closes
06 Nov 2017
Sector
Charity
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Could you inspire someone who has complex communication needs grow and develop?

Our teams change people’s lives – could you?

If yes, then our Support Worker job vacancies in Peterborough may be perfect for you!

About the role

We have a great opportunity for passionate and dedicated individuals to join our team as a Support Worker at our Hampton Resource Centre in Peterborough. We have the opportunity to work 20 hours per week on a permanent or 6 month fixed term basis. The fixed term contract will start January 2018. The hours for these roles will be Monday to Friday from 10.30am - 2.30pm.

We also have the opportunity to work 14 hours per week on a permanent basis. The hours for this role will be each Tuesday and Friday 9:15am to 4:15pm.

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.

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.

*For genuine occupational reasons we are looking to appoint females only for the 20 hour per week positions (exemption under the Equality Act 2010 Part 1 Schedule 9).

About us

Hampton Resource Centre is part of Sense College and a day service for people with a dual and/or single sensory impairment with additional learning disabilities. For more information, please follow the link below: https://www.sense.org.uk/content/hampton-resource-centre

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.

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 our day service.

If you would like more information on the role please contact Jenny Wheatcroft by an email.

No agencies please.

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.