Female Support Worker

£10.56 Per Hour
England, North East England, County Durham
Hours per week: 20.0
Closing Date: August 10, 2022
Female Support Worker

Female Support Worker

£10.56 per hour

Part-time, 20 hours per week

Darlington, DL1

Full UK driving licence essential


Who will I be supporting? 

  • A lovely lady in her 40s and a fabulous gentleman in his 60s
  • They have learning disabilities, autism, diabetes and can experience some behaviours of distress
  • The lady is a wheelchair user, and the gentleman communicates without words
  • They live in a supported living home, which has a beautiful garden that they love spending time in
  • They also enjoy horse riding, baking sweet treats, going swimming, spending time with their families and going out for walks
  • Due to the complex nature of their needs, we’re ideally looking for people with previous support work experience

What will I be doing? 

  • You will be supporting the lady and gentleman to live their lives how they choose, to be themselves and to achieve their goals
  • You will be supporting them with their full personal care, medication (including insulin – full training provided), meal preparation, and domestic tasks such as cooking, cleaning, and laundry    
  • You will also be supporting them to go out and do the things they enjoy

What shifts are available? 

  • Shifts are typically 8am one day until 8am the following day with a sleep-in shift included
  • There are also day shifts from 10am – 5pm and 10am – 4pm depending on what they have planned for the day
  • We’re looking for people with flexibility to work a combination of these shifts on a rota that includes weekdays and weekends
  • Rotas are provided at least 4 weeks in advance to support a healthy work/life balance

Why choose Dimensions? 

  • Dimensions are proud to be one of very few social care organisations that have been recognised by the Great Places to Work programme in 2019, 2020, 2021 & 2022
  • We’re a values-driven organisation that puts people with learning disabilities and their families at the heart of everything we do
  • We care about our colleagues and are passionate about our comprehensive well-being strategy and staff listening network
  • We offer 30 days annual leave pro rata with the option to buy and sell leave
  • If you refer a friend to us and if they’re successfully employed, you’ll receive a £200 bonus
  • We offer paid training and options to further develop your career through funded accredited courses
  • Childcare vouchers, our Bike to Work scheme and discounts on meals, shopping, entertainment, and gym memberships are also available

I’m interested! How do I apply? 

  • Click “Apply Now” to complete a short application – we look forward to hearing from you!

Other important information:

  • Gender is considered to be a genuine occupational requirement in accordance with paragraph 1 of Schedule 9 of the Equality Act 2010.
  • Applications are reviewed upon receipt and interviews will take place until the positions are filled
  • An enhanced DBS disclosure will be required for this role, the cost of which will be incurred by Dimensions.
  • We welcome applications from everyone with the right to work in the UK and value diversity in our workforce
  • As disability confident leaders, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the vacancy
  • As part of our commitment to making reasonable adjustments we can offer support to complete your application. Please contact the Resourcing Consultant Team on 03003039150 if you require adjustments
  • British Sign Language (BSL) translated videos are available for all of our recruitment communications

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