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Team Leader (Senior Support Worker)



Between £12.01-£15.00 Per Hour

Part Time

Sense East

Closing Date: 05/08/24

Fancy stepping up in a Care Setting?

Fancy stepping up in care? Want to take on that extra responsibility, whilst working as part of a team?

We have a fantastic opportunity at our Residential service in Dereham, Norfolk, as we look for our next Team Leader! This is a Permanent contract, working 30 hours per week, Sense are offering Team Leaders £13.01 per hour.

We support 5 individuals in each of our homes. Each individual is provided with care and support tailored to their individual needs, be that complex communication needs, physical health conditions, multi-sensory impairments.

As the team leader, you will be required to complete administration tasks and help lead the team of Support Workers with the support from the manager.

We take particular pride in the range of activities and wellbeing events we provide. You will often find yourself out on offsite activities, day trips and holidays. Some examples of community activities include Horse Riding, bowling, swimming and music lessons. Your role would also include personal care, medication administration and a small amount of manual handling (hoisting) where necessary.

The shift patterns will vary and can include Mornings, Evenings, Weekends and Sleep-ins.

This role in Dereham, Norfolk might include:

  • Supporting individuals / groups / teams within the home, center and community.
  • Providing a customised, responsive and high quality service to people with multiple sensory impairments, physical and/or learning disabilities who use Sense services.
  • Delivering services which meet or exceed organisational expectations and standards.

For this role you will require:

  • Previous experience as a support worker or team leader in a similar setting is desirable– we’re happy to work with you to help you become an excellent Team Leader.

Everyone we support is an individual, so their care is as unique as they are. You can see a more detailed description of duties in the job description attached at the bottom of this advert.

Why work for Sense?

Sense is a national disability charity supporting everyone who is deafblind or has complex disabilities. We believe everyone should be able to take part in life, no matter their disability.

Our work empowers thousands of people who are deafblind or have complex disabilities to communicate, experience the world and fulfill their potential.

Work at Sense can be demanding and so isn’t for everyone, but it is also incredibly rewarding and valuable.


  • 24 days of annual leave plus bank holidays
  • Matched pension contributions up to 5%.
  • Free life assurance policy.
  • Cashback and discounts on high street brands (and 10% off at Sense charity shops!).
  • Cycle to work scheme.
  • Travel season ticket loans.
  • Enhanced sick pay.
  • Free DBS check if your role needs one.
  • A £350 refer-a-friend scheme.
  • Free access to over 100 online and face-to-face training courses, including the care certificate.
  • Headspace App- free access for all employees to mindfulness application.

Ready to make a difference?

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Managers will use your supporting statement to shortlist candidates for interview; in relation to the Personal Specification. Therefore, it is very important you complete this section thoroughly.  We would recommend that you read the candidate guidelines, job description and person specification (found at the base of this advert) before applying.

Please note to avoid disappointment, we advise you to submit your application as soon as possible as we reserve the right to close posts at any time.

No agency submissions please: any submissions without prior authorisation from the Sense Recruitment Team will be treated as our own and as such no fee will be payable.

If you require any further assistance, please contact the Recruitment Team on 0121 393 4529 or recruitment@sense.org.uk

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, where appropriate, are subject to an enhanced DBS check.

For this role we particularly welcome applications from candidates from underrepresented ethnic minority backgrounds and candidates with disabilities. Sense is committed to equality of opportunity, and to promoting and celebrating the diversity of staff, volunteers and the people we work with. Everyone’s contribution is valued and we ensure they’re given the opportunity to realise their potential. We welcome applications from talented people from all sections of the community who share our values and belief that no one, no matter how complex their disabilities, should be isolated, left out, or unable to fulfil their potential. For more information please visit: https://www.sense.org.uk/about-us/equality-and-diversity/ 

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