Casual Support Worker (Current Employee) – Birmingham, West Midlands – 4 March 2018
I am a current casual support worker for sense so i work in different homes. The support i have recieved is great, managers are all lovely and supportive. The service users can be difficult due to their disability but it's very rewarding and would recommend the job to anyone who enjoys doing care and likes a challenge.
No Comment (Former Employee) – London – 12 March 2018
I worked for Sense for more than 15 years and I've loved all the people I cared for a worked with. When I first started Sense was a company that had a great Ethos and actually took time to invest in their staff, however this is no longer the case, so it was time for me to move on. Middle management like in most places are nothing more than a bunch of little egotistcal career climbers who want to come in, take charge of everything, screw it all up and and by the time anyone finds out, they have moved on to the next company most leave before they are fired! They do not invest in loyal capable employees and each year take more away from the care staff such as salary increments and more.
Nice living enviroment for the clients Because of the good care given by the staff.
Support Worker (Bank) (Current Employee) – Birmingham – 4 February 2018
Assist with personal care. Help towards independent Activities Support in the community Sign language Finances Challenging behaviour and how to deal with it. Working alone and in a group Cooking or aiding to cook
Store Manager (Current Employee) – Scarborough – 29 January 2018
I absolutely love the actual Job. It is varied, and fun. BUT it is HARD WORK! Do not apply if you are not willing to fetch carry, climb ladders, crawl around the floor.
There is very little in the way of advancement, and the pay is shockingly low for the level of work needed to run the shop. Performance related pay comes in this April, but is a DEMOTIVATOR in a lot of cases.
Hard to find amazing volunteers, but you need them and when you have them, they are often a pleasure and a chore.
If youre willing to work hard, for little money, this is the job for you. Very Rewarding.
Support Worker (Former Employee) – Sense east – 23 January 2018
The advert for the job is misleading, does not give a true picture of the level of disability and behaviours the service user have. Management is poor, and don't expect any support. Training is poor, it does not relate to your work environment. Sense expect you to put the company first and have no work/life balance. Don't expect to work up the job ladder unless your face fits.
Terrible management, attitude like a High school setting.
SW (Former Employee) – High Barnet – 21 November 2017
If you don't mind not having respect and support from management than work here, if you want respect, support and also value your mental health as well as physical health then stay away from here. Very unprofessional, most management especially main manager is very rude, disrespectful and could not care less about you. I was bullied here and no-one cared. If you are willing to be a puppet and make other people's work life bad then you will get far. Poor place to work for and nothing is done about bullying here.
Support workers do not get a break, our dinner breaks involved still supporting clients eating as well as eating yourself.
Support Worker (Current Employee) – Louth, Lincolnshire – 7 November 2017
I have enjoyed my experiences with this work place. I am a volunteer and have be for the year that I’ve been there. They have put me through 5 training courses which is brilliant. The staff are welcoming and understanding. Really have nothing bad to say about working there. Every day is a new day and something new will always happy to challenge you big there is enough support to help you become a better support worker to the service users. It’s been my pleasure to be apart of the team and that do certainly make you feel apart of there team. Thank you sense for my opportunity and for making my 1job after having my kids a pleasurable one
Shop Assistant (Former Employee) – Wakefield – 1 August 2017
brilliant local shop to work with amazing staff with a brilliant knowledge of the shop and all the different jobs to do also work with sense helped me with my confidence and teamwork would definitely recommend this shop to anyone who wants to get involved volunteering or buying items/clothes from there
Learning Support Assistant (Current Employee) – Pinchbeck, Lincolnshire – 12 July 2017
I have worked for sense for almost 10 years. I work in a day centre supporting deafblind individuals and individual with various physical and learning disabilities. I have run sessions, earned by BSL level 1 and undertook a comprehensive training scheme through sense. I support the individuals in all.aspects of theit daily care. I'm hard working and had a lot to offer any company.
Support Worker (Current Employee) – Birmingham, West Midlands – 24 June 2017
Supporting the Guys has always been a pleasure and I have seen the people who I have supported over the years have Grown. The job is rewarding has long as you have the attitude and dedication but After spending over 10 years at sense there only so far you can progress in the organisation and if your face fits you will progress but if it don't you stay still. I've always liked working for sense and still do. I would recommend the organisation to anyone who wants to start off in care especially the home I have had the pleasure of working in but unless your face fits you will eventually hit a brick wall in any career progression within sense..