Lead Support Worker

£12.92 Per Annum
England, Hampshire, South East England
Hours per week: 37.5
Closing Date: June 07, 2024
Lead Support Worker

Lead Support Worker - Full time 37.5 hours per week

Dimensions is one of the country’s largest not-for-profit organisations, that is drive by our values. We supporting people with learning difficulties, autism, behaviours of distress and complex needs.  People with learning disabilities and their families are at the heart of everything that we do.  

Are you experienced in supporting adults with learning disabilities? Join our innovative team based in Portsmouth where you can lead by example, enjoying an excellent training programme, strong career progression and deliver outstanding support through the unique ‘Activate’ model, proven to make a measurable difference to people’s lives and your professional satisfaction.

As a Lead Support Worker, you will assist the Locality Manager and Assistant Locality Manager in maintaining a high quality of support, acting as a role practitioner, coaching and mentoring Support Workers and Relief Support Workers to ensure the people supported achieve the outcomes identified within their support plans.

This role involves you working in a large team, where we support seven people with various disabilities and high health needs. We support five ladies and two gentlemen to live the life they choose. They enjoy going out and about for walks, love listening to music, watching TV, teddies and chocolate - who doesn't! There is a mixture of communication levels within the house and a lot of manual handling is involved - wheelchair users and hoisting. They also need full support with household tasks and personal care.

Driving Licence is preferred but not essential.

Shift Patterns - shifts can vary on a weekly basis to work around the people we support.

For example - 7am - 2.30pm / 2:30pm - 10pm  alternate weekends and bank holidays. (These will be discussed at interview).

For further information, please contact 0300 303 9150.

Dimensions is proud to be one of very few social care organisations that are accredited by the Great Places To Work programme 2019 - 2024.


We are passionate about investing in your training and career development. Our training covers essential skills and knowledge to provide support in line with the Care Certificate.

  • Alongside our generous benefits package, we will give you:
  • Training Programme including Care Certificate - delivered by Skills for Care endorsed ‘’Centre of Excellence’’.
  • Access to Level 2 Adult Care Worker Apprenticeship worth over £3,000.
  • Career development opportunities with access to our award winning Aspire programme
  • Access to Employee Assistance Programme with a 24/7 helpline for advice.
  • Employee wellbeing strategy and listening network promoting mental health support.
  • A full list of rewards can be found in the job description attached. 

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  • 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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