Support Worker - British Sign Language

D015382
£10.56 - £10.56 Per Hour
Kenton,Newcastle
England, North East England, Tyne and Wear
Part Time
Hours per week: 28.0
Closing Date: July 06, 2022
Support Worker - British Sign Language

Support Worker - British Sign Language 

£10.56 per hour

Part-time, 28 hours per week

Kenton, Newcastle

Essential:

  • Previous experience supporting people with autism and complex needs 
  • British Sign Language Level 1 - completed or willing to work towards 

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Who will I be supporting? 

  • A young man in his 20s who has autism and can experience behaviours of distress 
  • This young man is deaf so it's essential that his support team are able to communicate with him via British Sign Language
  • He likes to be out and about and loves to visit B&Q, hang out in the café at Morrison’s or spend the day shopping in Darlington 
  • He's currently living at home with his family and will soon move in to his first supported living home in Kenton 

What will I be doing? 

  • You will be supporting him to live his life how he chooses, to be himself, and to achieve his goals 
  • He requires support with meal preparation, medication administration, budgeting, cooking, cleaning and laundry
  • He can complete his own personal care needs with some friendly prompts and encouragement

What shifts are available? 

  • Shifts are likely to be day shifts from 8am – 10pm 
  • He will also be supported by our existing waking nights team 
  • Rotas are provided 4 weeks in advance

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
  • 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

How do I apply? 

  • Click “Apply Now” to complete a short application – we look forward to hearing from you!

Other important information:

  • Applications are reviewed upon receipt and interviews will take place until the positions are filled
  • An enhanced 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 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. Please contact the Resourcing Consultant Team on 03003039150 if you require adjustments
  • British Sign Language (BSL) translated videos are available for all of our recruitment communications

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