Support Worker

D012982
£10.00 Per Hour
Leeds
England, West Yorkshire, Yorkshire and the Humber
Permanent, Part Time
Closing Date: November 29, 2021
Support Worker

Support Workers

£10 per hour

Full-time and part-time options

Churwell/Morley

This is a complex service and is better suited to experienced Support Workers 

  • Do you have ambition and strive to help others achieve their full potential? 
  • Do you have the courage to work through challenges and make a difference? 
  • Do you act with integrity and can be relied upon to do the right thing? 
  • Do you work in partnership with others to achieve more for the people you support? 
  • Do you respect others and recognise that every person's unique contribution is valuable? 

Dimensions are one of the country’s largest not-for-profit organisations and we are driven by our values. People with learning disabilities and their families are at the heart of everything we do.

We will soon be supporting a young lady in her late 20s who has complex needs in the Churwell/Morley area and we’re looking for resilient, empathetic, and non-judgemental people to join her fabulous new support team!

This young lady has a learning disability, a personality disorder, and a forensic history. She loves being around animals and hopes to volunteer as a dog walker and own her own cat in the near future. She also really enjoys PlayStation and Nintendo Switch games and will often seek your advice on how she can get to the next level! She’s a very sociable and chatty person and likes to be out and about and getting involved in a range of activities. 

Transitioning to Dimensions will be a big change for this young lady and it’s likely that she will display behaviour that others may find challenging. We’re looking for Support Workers with previous experience of challenging behaviour, or people who are committed and willing to learn, so that we can support her in the best way possible.

She is independent when it comes to her personal care and appreciates friendly reminders and encouragement to complete her routines. She requires support with her meal preparation, medication, grocery shopping and household tasks including cooking, cleaning and laundry. 

You will need a sound understanding of risk management to maintain appropriate structures and boundaries that will enable you to support this young lady to reach her goals. Person-centred training will be provided.  

Shifts are typically 10am one day until 10am the following day, with a sleep over shift from 11pm – 7am included. There are also day shifts, waking nights and weekends. We’re looking for people who can be as flexible as possible to work a combination of shifts. At Dimensions, we value a healthy work / life balance so you will receive your rota 4 weeks in advance.

If you have any further questions and would like to discuss the role in more detail, please call Lauren on 07943 713 039.

Rewards

Dimensions are also 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. As well as a comprehensive induction, full training and continued support from management, our colleagues have access to:

  • 30 days annual leave
  • Paid training
  • A comprehensive well-being strategy and staff listening network
  • Discounts and cash back on shopping worth £500 a year
  • Childcare vouchers
  • £200 bonus for recommending a friend to us if they go on to be successfully employed
  • Discounts on meals, health clubs, and car, home and travel insurance 

Apply now

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 Adult 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

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