Support Worker

£15,600 or £16,087 per annum (dependent on experience)
12 Nov 2017
17 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Part Time

We have a great opportunity for passionate and dedicated individuals to join our team in Exeter as a Support Worker or Waking Night Support Worker. We have a number of flexible permanent full time and part time roles available.

This is a wonderful opportunity to support a group of people that have lived in Exeter for a number of years. You will work alongside a team of experienced and supportive employees.

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. A day’s work may include planning a swimming activity, enjoying a café visit, supporting a person to go horse riding, visiting a cinema, or reading someone a book.

You’ll have the opportunity, to develop a wide range of communication techniques that may not be just spoken or written. 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 is desirable but not essential for 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 an hourly 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.