Support Worker (Care Worker / Care Assistant)

Birmingham, West Midlands
£8.00 or £8.25 per hour (dependent on experience) - £15,600 - £16,087 pro rata per annum
14 Jul 2017
02 Aug 2017
Contract Type

Do you want to make a positive difference to people's lives?
Are you confident, patient and understanding?

If yes, then our Support Worker job vacancies throughout Birmingham, West Midlands, may be perfect for you!

Support Worker (Care Worker / Care Assistant)
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Hours: Various permanent full & part time roles plus casual opportunities
Location: Across Birmingham, West Midlands
Contract type: Permanent, Temporary, Casual, Fixed Term
Salary: £8.00 or £8.25 per hour (dependent on experience) - £15,600 - £16,087 pro rata per annum

We have a great opportunity for passionate and dedicated individuals to join our team as a Support Worker (Care Worker / Care Assistant) throughout Birmingham, West Midlands; we have a number of flexible permanent & fixed term job opportunities available. We're able to offer a wide range of full & part time roles with both day and night shift patterns available.

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

  • Selly Oak - TouchBase Pears
  • Kings Norton
  • Edgbaston
  • Kings Heath
  • Kingstanding
  • Handsworth

As a 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.

Sense also supports people to take part in some of our amazing arts and wellbeing activities - from dance to music making, swimming to rock climbing.

Being a Sense Support Worker can be the springboard to your future career - and to all sorts of opportunities and management roles.

Some of our roles, but not all, require you to have a full UK driving licence and be willing to drive a Sense vehicle - many of our opportunities do not require you to drive so please don't let this put you off from applying. 

We also have casual (bank) opportunities in the West Midlands attracting an hourly rate of £7.50.

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.

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.

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.

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 substantial recent experience of being a Support Worker or similar. The Experienced Support Worker role has an hourly rate of £8.25.

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: Tuesday 1 August 2017
Interview date: 15th & 16th August 2017
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.

Please read the candidate guidelines and job description before applying. 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.