Male Senior Waking Night Support Worker - Torbay

8.73 - 9.62 GBP Hourly + GBP8.73 - GBP9.62 per hour
08 May 2017
11 May 2017
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About the Role
We have several fantastic and rewarding opportunities for you to support a young gentleman living in Torbay. He lives in the family home where support will be required during the day and/or night. We have various shifts available including casual hours and one weekend per month; Friday, Saturday and Sunday. In addition to this, 28 respite shifts will be required throughout the year.

I was born with hearing impairments and additional health conditions. I want to lead a happy and fulfilling life - I need you to help make this happen!

About You and Me
It's really important that you're a confident BSL Level 1 user as this is my main communication style; I can get frustrated when I'm not understood. However, my family and other dedicated support workers will be able to help you and offer guidance of my needs and preferences.

Once you get to know me we can connect over my hobbies as I like animals, computers and photography. I'm passionate about bowling and football; I support Manchester United. You could have a great impact on my life and help to give my family well deserved break. If you can make a difference, we'd love to hear from you!

As the ideal candidate, you will be willing to work towards both a Level 2 in BSL and Level 3 Diploma in Health & Social Care (or equivalent). You will have had experience of working with and providing practical support to people with learning disabilities and / or multisensory impairments.

*For genuine occupational reason we are looking to appoint a male only (exemption under the Equality Act 2010 Part 1 Schedule 9).

About Sense
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.

Sense has a proven record of offering high quality, pioneering services. You will be based in the service that has received Excellent CQC ratings.

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.