Experienced Support Worker

19 Mar 2017
18 Apr 2017
Public Sector
Contract Type
Part 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 Experienced Support Worker vacancy in Liverpool and surrounding areas may be perfect for you!

Experienced Support Worker
Reference number: 41862
Hours: 12 hours per week (part time)
Location: Liverpool and surrounding areas
Contract type: Permanent
Salary: £15,345 - £16,401 per annum pro rata (£7.87 - £8.41 per hour)
Sense salary points: 15 - 18

About the role

We have an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and dedicated individual to join our team of Experienced Support Workers in Liverpool and surrounding areas. This opportunity is offered on a permanent basis working 12 hours per week (part time).

As a Support Worker you will support people to live more independent lives in their home and local community. This may include assisting with people’s personal care, their dietary requirements, shopping and social activities.

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 looking for caring people who have the empathy and patience to positively focus on the people we support.

Flexibility is needed as working times can vary; we will however provide you with a rota in advance so you can plan your life accordingly.

A full UK driving licence is desirable but not essential for this role.

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.

About you and what we offer

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.

The successful candidate will have recent experience of providing practical support (including personal care) with vulnerable people in a home, community or education setting and to have also gained a Level 2 Diploma in health and social care or equivalent experience. BSL level 1 is desirable but not essential for this role.

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: Sunday 2 April 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.

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.