Female Support Worker

Dim/20716
£11.66 Per Hour
Colchester
England, East of England, Essex
Permanent, Part Time
Hours per week: 22.5
Closing Date: August 05, 2024
Female Support Worker

Join Our Team as a Support Worker and Make a Difference!

  • Location: Colchester, Essex (CO3)
  • Contract: 22.5 hours per week
  • Pay: £11.66 per hour
  • Requirement: Full UK Driving Licence. 
  • Shifts: Day shifts 7am-10pm / Evening shifts 4-9pm

Are you passionate about making a positive impact in people's lives? Do you have a knack for creativity, an energetic spirit, and a caring heart? If so, we have the perfect opportunity for you!

About the Role:

We're looking for a fun, enthusiastic, and compassionate Support Worker to join our dynamic team and support three incredible young adults aged between 18-30. These young individuals love to immerse themselves in a variety of interests, from baking and painting to arts and crafts. They have a love life and enjoy getting out and about, whether it's attending day centres, dance classes, or arts and crafts sessions.

What You'll Be Doing:

  • Spend your days baking, painting, and crafting alongside the people we support.
  • Accompany them to fun outings like bowling, cinema trips, and swimming (you'll need to get in the pool with them!).
  • Support them as they start their gym journey and help them stay active.
  • Provide gentle prompting with personal care tasks, including washing their hair.
  • Help with balance guidance, handholding during outings, and pushing a wheelchair into a mobility vehicle.
  • Get involved in meal planning and preparation to ensure nutritious meals.
  • Use Makaton for effective communication (training provided if needed).

Requirements:

  • Driver Essential: Must have a valid driver's license to drive the mobility cars at the home.
  • Empathy and Patience: A caring nature to support individuals with sight and hearing challenges.
  • Energy and Enthusiasm: Ready to join in on a variety of activities and outings.
  • Flexibility: Available to work both day and evening shifts as needed.

Why Join Us?

  • Training Opportunities: Enhance your skills with Makaton training and other professional development.
  • Supportive Environment: Be part of a friendly and supportive team that values your contributions.
  • Rewarding Work: Make a real difference in the lives of young adults, helping them enjoy life to the fullest.

If you're ready to embark on a fulfilling career where every day brings new adventures and meaningful moments, apply now to become a Support Worker with us. Together, let's create unforgettable experiences and lasting memories!

Employee Benefits

  • Free DBS Check: We cover the cost of your Disclosure and Barring Service check.
  • Advance Pay: Access some of your earned pay before your regular payday.
  • Employee Assistance Programme: Comprehensive support for your wellbeing.
  • Blue Light Card: Access a wide range of discounts.
  • Generous Leave: 30 days of annual leave (including bank holidays), increasing to 35 days.
  • Referral Bonus: £500 bonus for recommending a friend who joins us.
  • Paid Training: Financial bonuses for completing awards and diplomas.
  • Care Certificate: Full support and payment for the Care Certificate required in the health and social care sector.
  • Colleague Benefits Scheme: Discounts and cashback on shopping and outings.

Additional Information

An enhanced DBS disclosure is required for this role, the cost of which will be covered by Dimensions. We welcome applications from everyone with the right to work in the UK and are committed to diversity in our workforce. As Disability Confident Leaders, we guarantee interviews for disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria. If you need support completing your application, contact our Resourcing Consultant Team at 0300 303 9150. We also offer British Sign Language (BSL) translated recruitment communications.

Gender is considered to be a genuine occupational requirement in accordance with paragraph 1 of Schedule 9 of the Equality Act 2010.

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