Male Specialist Support Workers

Our client has a great opportunity for passionate and dedicated individuals to join their team as a Specialist Support Worker in Sheffield.

They have a number of flexible, permanent, part time roles available working 20 hours per week.

  • Title: Male Specialist Support Workers
  • Reference number: 42617
  • Hours: 20 hours per week, part time
  • Location: Sheffield
  • Contract type: Permanent
  • Salary: £15,756 per annum (pro rata) - £8.08 per hour

About the role

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.

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

For genuine occupational reasons they are looking to appoint a male candidate only (exemption under the Equality Act 2010 Part 1 Schedule 9).

They 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 our client is 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. They are particularly interested in applicants with experience in British Sign Language and handling challenging behaviour.

A full UK driving licence is desirable for this role.

Flexibility is needed as working times do vary and will include evenings, weekends and sleep-ins; they will however provide you with a rota in advance so you can plan your life accordingly.

About the charity

The organisation is a national disability charity that supports people with complex communication needs to be understood, connected and valued.

Our client has a proven record of offering high quality, pioneering services.

Working as a Support Worker can be incredibly rewarding; our client 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, they have excellent training and development, the opportunity for you to join a Group Personal Pension scheme and a generous annual leave entitlement.

The selection process aims to make sure that the role is right for you and you are right for the charity. It involves completing an online application form, taking part in a value based interview/assessment process and visiting one of the services.

Closing date: Wednesday 30 May 2018

Interview date: W/C 4th June 2018

To start: To be discussed at interview