Community Support Worker in London

Location: London
Salary: £10.75 per hour
Recruiter: Sense
Job Hours: Part-time

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Work with Sense and make a real difference to the lives of the people we support and their families.

You don’t need any previous experience to become a support worker with Sense. We’ll give you full training for our part time and full-time roles.

Sense is looking for Support Workers to join our Community Service the Get Out There Group (GOT Group) in Smethwick, Sandwell.

The ‘Get Out There’ group promote communication skills, life skills, mobility, and access to the community. This will include assisting participation in various activities, supporting with personal care, promoting independence both at home and in the community, providing short periods of respite for families and carers.

We are offering a permanent contract working 5 hours per week, withan hourly rate of £10.75

We’re looking for enthusiastic applicants who are:

  • Positive, with a can-do attitude
  • Caring and empathetic
  • Passionate about enhancing other people’s lives
  • Willing to attend training as needed to support you in your role
  • Have a Valid UK driving license and use of your own vehicle is essential
  • Qualification in Health and Social Care desirable
  • Have Right to work in the UK
  • Knowledge of multi-sensory impairments / learning difficulties is desirable.
  • No two days will be the same

    This role in Sandwell might include supporting young people with:

  • Everyday tasks like cooking and cleaning
  • Taking part in fun activities such as football, dance, bowling, messy play, water play etc
  • Personal care and hygiene
  • Going into the community for shopping or other trips
  • Their social life
  • 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.


  • 32 days of annual leave including 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.
  • Headspace app- free access for all employees to mindfulness application
  • 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.
  • Ongoing development opportunities 
  • Ongoing development opportunities
  • 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. Take a look at the video below to see why we do what we do.

    Ready to make a difference?

    About Sense

    For everyone living with complex disabilities. For everyone who is deafblind. Sense is here to help people communicate and experience the world. We believe that no one, no matter how complex their disabilities, should be isolated, left out, or unable to fulfil their potential.

    For over 60 years, Sense has developed an unrivalled depth of knowledge, skill and expertise to help people learn to communicate and express themselves – be it through speech or sign, touch or movement, gesture or sound, art or dance.

    Our experts offer personalised support through our centres, holidays and short breaks, or in people’s own homes. We are here for everyone who needs us, for as long as they need us – providing early intervention for children, helping young people access education, and supporting the transition into adulthood and beyond.

    In addition to practical support, we also offer information to families, and campaign for the rights of people with complex disabilities to take part in life.

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