Overview

Could you be a Sense Waking Nights Support Worker?

We now have an opportunity for a Waking Nights Support Worker to join our service in Handsworth Wood, Birmingham.

This is a permanent role, working 17.5 hours per week. Your shift pattern will consist of 2 on 6 off shifts on a rolling rota.

You will join a fantastic team here at our residential service in Handsworth Wood. The individuals you will support have a range of learning difficulties and sensory impairments. 

As a Waking Nights Support Worker, you will be supporting the individuals with continence, health care and medication, mobility, eating and drinking and communication. There are also some cleaning tasks to be undertaken at night as part of the role.

The duties are varied and no two days will be the same. The people we support are individuals and they are all treated as such. 

Does this sound right for you?

Working at Sense gives you a wide range of benefits including:

  • 24 days’ holiday + bank holidays; increasing with length of service
  • Free DBS Check
  • Free leadership and management development (such as our award winning Growing Stronger Leaders Together programme) 
  • Free access to over 100 online and face to face training including the care certificate.
  • On-going development opportunities
  • Flexible working and family friendly policies
  • Employee referral scheme
  • Health and well-being support
  • Pension Scheme
  • Discount scheme 

Your duties can include:

  • To support individuals / groups within the home, centre and community.
  • To provide a customised, responsive and high quality service to people with multiple sensory impairments, physical and/or learning disabilities who use Sense services.
  • To deliver services which meet or exceed organisational expectations and standards.
  • Full job specification is attached below.

Your required skills and experiences:

  • You don’t need to have previous experience in this field, nor do you need qualifications – we’re happy to work with you to help you become an excellent support worker.
  • You must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and proof of vaccination status must be shown unless you are exempt under the regulations.
  • Previous care experience in a residential setting is desirable.
  • Manual handling experience is desirable.
  • Knowledge of multi sensory impairments / learning difficullties is beneficial.
  • Full person specification is attached below.

About Sense

For everyone living with complex disabilities. For everyone who is deafblind. Sense is here to help people communicate and experience the world. We believe that no one, no matter how complex their disabilities, should be isolated, left out, or unable to fulfil their potential.

Working 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.

Work at Sense can be demanding and so isn’t for everyone, but it is also incredibly rewarding and valuable. Take a look at the video below to see why we do what we do.

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