Support Worker

£9.50 Per Hour
England, East of England, Essex
Closing Date: January 23, 2022
Support Worker

We have opened a brand new service in Colchester! This is an exciting opportunity to work for one of the very few social care organisations that are members of the great places to work programme 2019, 2020 and 2021.

This is a permanent Support Worker role offering a rate of £9.50 per hour in the Colchester area.

Full UK driving licence essential

Why join us?

  • Competitive salary.
  • 30 days annual leave entitlement (including bank holidays), rising to 35 days.
  • Pensions, including a money purchase scheme with employee and employer contributions.
  • A generous sick pay scheme.
  • The opportunity of flexible working.
  • 10% enhancement for working overtime.
  • Sleep-in payments of £37.00 available in addition to basic pay. 
  • Paid training with financial bonuses for completion of awards and diplomas

About the people we support

One gentleman is caring, cheeky and has a fun sense of humour. He enjoys leisure activities with support such as ; jigsaw puzzles, looking at trains on the computer, art and crafts, drawing, playing games, multi-gym, yoga, playing the WII and social time, College, shopping, life skills, music sessions and would like to in the future have an allotment that he can maintain and grow vegetables. He requires staff that are able to engage with him in a fun and energetic way whilst taking the time to teach him new skills.  He will require a confident, stable and consistent core staff team who he can build relationships, trust and gain a rapport with. 

The young woman (19 years old) is currently living at home with family to become independent. She very much enjoys being socialable and being involved in different activities. This woman is happy, playful and likes people to be close to her, enjoys affection and loves a cuddle. She is very adventurous and likes to give things a go. Whilst at home she enjoys watching TV, Dublex bricks, dolls, slap stick videos, arts and crafts and many more! 

We will be looking for staff who are reliable with shifts and hours, shifts will include weekend work as well as in the week, and shifts can start from 07:00 with the latest shifts finishing at 22:00.

This is a really exciting opportunity to support young adults with moving into their own home and teaching them life skills to become more independent.

“Other organisations may call this role Community Support Worker, Residential Support Worker, Care Worker, Care Assistant, Social Care Worker, Social Care Assistant or, Bank HCA, Healthcare Assistant or Carer.”

Apply now

If being a Support Worker sounds like you, we’d love to hear from you. The attached job description, person specification and additional information will provid you with lots of information on the role and Dimensions. To apply it couldn’t be simpler - just click on the button below to complete the application process.

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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