Lead Support Worker

£11.55 Per Hour
England, South West England, Somerset
Hours per week: 37.5
Closing Date: July 24, 2022
Lead Support Worker

Are you an experienced, ambitious, and enthusiastic Support Worker looking to take the next step in your career? Perhaps you're a proficient and passionate domiciliary care worker wanting to advance within an award-winning, pioneering adult care organisation? Maybe you're a shared lives carer who wants to work permanently with a not-for-profit organisation that truly values its colleagues and places the people we support at the heart of all it does? If you've answered "yes" to any of these questions, then our Lead Support Worker role based in Keynsham is the fantastic opportunity you've long been waiting for!

What you'll do as a Dimensions Lead Support Worker

  • Empower and encourage the people we support so that they may live their best lives - the lives that they choose. You'll achieve this by being actively - and enthusiastically - involved with every aspect of their daily lives (i.e., supporting them with shopping, their hobbies, their housework, etc.)
  • Respectfully provide intimate personal care, prompting and mobility assistance if/when required (i.e., some of those we support may use wheelchairs and hoists, etc.)
  • Administer medications and PEG tubes (if required)
  • Co-produce and deisgn personalised support plans in partnership with the people we support, their families and your colleagues
  • Write and maintain written records and use IT systems
  • Be actively involved in meetings
  • Act as a role model - you'll meaningfully coach, mentor and support your colleagues to help them reach their full potential
  • To be prepared to work flexibly and complete all required training

For further information about the role, our shifts, and the people we support, please contact Ludovic Leclerc on ludovic.leclerc@dimensions-uk.org

What you'll bring to the role

  • A genuine interest in - and a passion for - providing support 
  • Ambition - you're keen to continue with your personal and professional development
  • Professionalism - you always act with courage, respect, and integrity
  • A positive and upbeat attitude
  • Great communication skills, strong interpersonal talents, and an ability to work well in - and lead - a close-knit team

Why Choose Dimensions?

We not only care for the people we support, but we also care for - and value - our colleagues. With us, you'll find purpose and fulfilment, job security, great colleague benefits, genuine career and personal development opportunities, plus a diverse, inclusive and supportive environment. 

Further Information

  • An enhanced DBS disclosure will be required for this role, the cost of which will be incurred by Dimensions.
  • We welcome applications from everyone 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 - Dimensions has been awarded this symbol by Jobcentre Plus to recognise our commitment towards the employment, retention, training and career development of disabled employees
  • 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.
  • We now have British Sign Language (BSL) translated videos for all of our recruitment communications.

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