Support Worker (Care Assistant / Enabler)

Peterborough area
£14,080 - £16,401 (£7.22 - £8.41 per hour)
03 Oct 2016
23 Oct 2016
Full Time
Contract Type

Are you looking for a rewarding role?
Our teams change people’s lives – could you?
If yes, then our Support Worker vacancies in Peterborough may be perfect for you!

Title: Support Worker (Care Assistant / Enabler)
Reference number: 41585
Hours: Various full & part time hours plus casual opportunities
Location: Peterborough
Contract type: Casual, Permanent
Salary: £14,080 - £16,401 (£7.22 - £8.41 per hour)
Sense salary points: 11 - 14 & 15 - 18

About the role

We have a number of exciting opportunities for enthusiastic and dedicated individuals to join our team as a Support Worker throughout Peterborough. We have permanent full and part time roles plus casual (bank / relief) opportunities.

We are looking for caring people who have the empathy and patience to positively focus on the people we support at both our residential and supported living services in Peterborough including area such as Deeping St James, Market Deeping, Parnwell & Yaxley. 

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

To find out more about this great opportunity the differences between the level of role available please view the Job Description in the link below.

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.

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 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.The Experienced Support Worker role has an annual salary of up to £16,401 (£8.41 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.

Closing date: Sunday 23 October 2016
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' 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 an Equal Opportunities Employer and is committed to ensuring that all staff are motivated, skilled and rewarded by their work.  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 are subject to a number of checks including an enhanced DBS check where appropriate.

No agencies please.