Male Support Worker - Relief

£9.50 - £9.50 Per Hour
South Tyneside
England, North East England, Tyne and Wear
Closing Date: May 31, 2022
Male Support Worker - Relief

Male Support Worker - Relief

£10.64* per hour

South Tyneside

Day shifts and waking nights 

Full UK driving licence essential 

Are you looking for a career where you can make a real and meaningful difference to the lives of others but you’re not able to commit to a permanent role? Perhaps you’re considering a permanent role in the future but right now you need the flexibility to work around other commitments?

Joining Dimensions as a Relief Support Worker allows you to do just that! 

Whilst you’re under no obligation to accept shifts, we do ask that you’re committed to supporting our permanent teams by working shifts where possible.

Relief Support Workers are crucial members of the team that ensure consistent care across all services during busy periods and when permanent staff are unwell or on leave, and they really do make the world of difference – seeing a friendly and familiar face is so important to the people we support when permanent team members aren’t available.

As part of our team in South Tyneside you'll be: 

  • Supporting 7 people (two ladies and five gentlemen) aged in their 20s to 50s across 5 houses in the post code areas of NE33 and NE34
  • The people we support have autism, learning disabilities, down syndrome and physical disabilities
  • They are mostly independent with their personal care
  • Everyone requires some degree of support with meal preparation, medication administration, grocery shopping and household tasks including cooking, cleaning and laundry
  • They are fun and active individuals who enjoy football, amateur boxing, pub lunches, swimming, shopping, playing pool and one gentleman loves his caravan holidays
  • They have their own cars to support their independence so it's essential that you have a full UK driving licence and are comfortable driving other people's cars. You will also need to be over the age of 25 for car insurance purposes. 


  • Day shifts are 8am - 8pm
  • Waking night shifts are 8pm - 8am 


*The base pay rate for a relief worker in South Tyneside is £9.50 per hour but you will accrue annual leave as you work, so it works out to be £10.64 per hour.

Your rewards

Dimensions is proud to be one of very few social care organisations that are members of the Great Places to Work programme 2019, 2020 & 2021.

A full list of rewards can be found in the job description attached.

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Be the difference you want to see in the world. Support others to live their lives the way they choose.

Applications will be reviewed upon receipt and interviews will take place until the positions are filled. If you’re excited by this opportunity, don’t delay, apply today! We look forward to receiving your application.

  • 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 in one of our offices using assistive technology.

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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