Specialist Support Workers
About the role
Sense has a great opportunity for passionate and dedicated individuals to join our team as a Specialist Support Worker at TouchBase South East in Barnet, London. We have a number of flexible, part and full time roles available, working between 7.5 and 37.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday.
TouchBase South East is a purpose built centre which is the base for a huge variety of social activities and education based sessions, it is located within the heart of the local community and is a short walk from our allotment plot and the local high street.
Sessions are tailor-made to suit individual or group needs, so you could be supporting somebody out on a day trip one day and in the hydrotherapy pool the next. Other activities on offer to the people we support in Barnet are IT, basic literacy and numeracy, gardening, cooking, music activities, communication practice, work placements in local businesses, art activities, sensory environments and to access facilities in the local community amongst other things. You will also provide varying levels of support with personal care tasks.
We also have casual (bank) opportunities in this area attracting an hourly rate of £7.83.
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.
Flexibility is needed as working times do vary; we will however provide you with a rota in advance so you can plan your life accordingly.
Sense is a national disability charity that supports people with complex communication needs to be understood, connected and valued.
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.
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.
If you would like more information on the role, please contact Emily Forman via Emily.Forman@sense.org.uk.
No agencies please.