Specialist Support Workers


    Website sensecharity Sense

    Connecting sight, sound and life

    Hours: Full time, part time and casual opportunities

    Location: South Birmingham

    Contract type: Permanent, Casual

    Salary: £15,756 per annum (pro rata) – £8.08 per hour

    About the role

    We have a great opportunity for passionate and dedicated individuals to join our team as a Support Worker in our services throughout the South of Birmingham. We’re able to offer a wide range of full & part time roles, with both day and night shift patterns available, working up to 37.5 hours per week. Let us know what works for you!

    We are looking to recruit people to be based in one of the following areas:

    ·         Northfield

    ·         Kings Heath

    ·         Kings Norton

    ·         Edgbaston

    As a Specialist 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 – helping with personal care, supporting someone to rustle up some breakfast, do the weekly shop or visit a local café.

    We also have casual (bank) opportunities in this area attracting an hourly rate of £7.83.

    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.

    A full UK driving licence is desirable for some roles.

    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.


    About us

    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.

    Closing date: Sunday 5 August 2018

    Interview date: 23rd July and 10th August 2018

    To start: To be discussed at interview

    If you apply for this position, please mention where you saw this vacancy, thank you and good luck :-)