Support Worker

Knapwell, nr Cambridge
£15,600 per annum pro rata (£8.00 per hour)
16 Mar 2017
13 Apr 2017
Contract Type

Are you caring and creative?
Do you want to make a positive difference to people's lives?
Our teams change people's lives - could you?

If yes, then our Support Worker vacancies in Knapwell, Cambridge may be perfect for you!

Title: Support Worker
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Hours: Part time and casual hours available
Location: Knapwell, Cambridge
Contract type: Permanent, Casual
Salary: £15,600 per annum pro rata (£8.00 per hour)
Sense salary points: 11 - 14

About the role

We have various exciting opportunities for enthusiastic and dedicated individuals to join our team of Support Workers at our Resource Centre in Knapwell, Cambridge. We have the opportunity to work 35 hours per week (part time) on a permanent basis.

We have additional opportunities to work on a casual basis; our casual/ bank arrangements are very flexible and can fit around your life. We are looking for people with a range of availability and have various shifts on offer.  Our casual positions attract an hourly rate of £7.50 per hour.

As a Support Worker you will support people to live more independent lives.  This may include assisting with people's personal care, their dietary requirements and social activities. We are looking for caring people who have the empathy and patience to positively focus on the people we support.

Cambridge Resource Centre is located in Knapwell, approximately 10 miles outside of Cambridge.  We are not located on a public transport route, so applicants must have alternative means of travel.

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.

Cambridge Resource Centre is an education day service for people with sensory impairments, associated learning difficulties and physical disabilities. More information about Cambridge Resource Centre is available on our website.

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. For those on permanent contracts, you can join our Group Personal Pension scheme and a generous annual leave entitlement.

As a Support Worker you will be working with young adults with sensory impairment and associated learning difficulties and physical disabilities, providing support to achieve everyday living outcomes.  BSL Level 1 or higher is an advantage, but is not an essential requirement for the role.

Closing date: Sunday 16 April 2017
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.