Senior Support Worker

£11.62 - £11.62 Per Hour
England, West Yorkshire, Yorkshire and the Humber
Hours per week: 37.5
Closing Date: August 12, 2022
Senior Support Worker

Senior Support Worker*

£11.62 per hour

Permanent, 37.5 hours per week

Rufforth, near York

Full UK driving licence and access to a vehicle is essential (travel expenses paid)


Who will I be supporting?

  • You will be supporting a young man with complex needs
  • He lives in his own supported living home and is very active
  • He enjoys walking, cycling, swimming, listening to music and spending time with his family
  • He has a beautiful dog and requires support with all aspects of caring for his furry friend
  • He loves being around people who are fun, energetic and optimistic

What will I be doing?

  • As the Senior Support Worker (*known internally as Lead Support Worker) you will have access to an excellent training programme that will enable you to deliver outstanding support that will make a difference in this young man’s life
  • As the Lead Support Worker, you will work closely with the Locality Manager and the Assistant Locality Manager to coach and mentor Support Workers and Relief Support Workers, to ensure this young man is receiving outstanding person-centred support
  • You will be responsible for helping to promote a culture within the team that every moment has potential and is an opportunity to improve this young man’s life
  • You will be providing hands on support to increase his independent living skills which can include cooking, cleaning, laundry and medication administration, as well as budgeting, food shopping and supporting him to take part in the activities he enjoys 

What are the shifts?

  • Shifts start at 9am one day and finish at 9am the following day, with a sleepover shift included from 11pm until 7am
  • There will be some occasional day shifts which are typically 9am – 4:30pm and are either “support shifts” to assist with training staff or “off rota shifts” to support with administration tasks
  • We’re looking for someone with flexibility to work shifts across weekdays, weekends and your share of the bank holidays
  • At Dimensions, we value work / life balance which means you will receive your rota at least 4 weeks in advance

For further information about the role, please contact Ben on 07957 002 107.

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?

  • Please click “Apply Now” to submit a short application and we will be in touch!

Other important information:

  • Applications will be reviewed upon receipt and interviews will take place until the positions are filled.
  • An enhanced Adult 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 we 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

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