Support Worker

£9.50 - £9.50 Per Hour
England, North East England, County Durham
Closing Date: January 25, 2022
Support Worker

Support Workers

£9.50 per hour

Part-time, 16 or 30 hours per week


Do you want to go to work every day knowing that you’re making a difference; knowing that you’re supporting others to live their lives the way they choose?

It takes empathy, compassion, and commitment to be a Support Worker - if these are qualities you already have then we can you provide you with all the training you need to start your career in adult social care!

Why join 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
  • 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

The Opportunity

We are currently supporting two females and a male in their 30s and 40s in the DL3 area of Darlington. They each live in their own flat in the same building. We also support one lady in her 40s in the community.

The people we support have learning disabilities, autism and they require support with their emotional and personal safety. They are looking for kind and patient people to join their support teams on a part-time basis, with contracts available for either 16 or 30 hours per week.

Your role will be to support them to achieve their goals, which includes engaging in the activities they enjoy. They currently enjoy walking, listening to a variety of genres of music, going shopping, going to the cinema and eating out.

The ladies are independent in terms of their personal care, but the gentleman requires full support. Both the ladies and the gentleman require support with meal preparation, medication administration, grocery shopping and household tasks including cooking, cleaning and laundry.

The Shifts

Shifts start at 8am one day and finish at 8am the following day with a sleepover shift included. There are also a variety of day shifts depending on what the people we support wish to do each day. These shifts often start at 8/9/10am and finish anywhere between 5 – 9pm. We’re ideally looking for people who can work a combination of shifts on a rota that includes weekdays, weekends and a share of bank holidays. At Dimensions, we value a healthy work / life balance so you will receive your rota at least 4 weeks in advance.

You will receive full training and support and you will have access to opportunities that could further develop your career.

There is free parking available for staff cars and good public transport links.

For further information about the role, please contact Ashleigh on 07908 470 026.

Apply now

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

If you’re excited by this opportunity, please don’t delay, apply today!

Applications are reviewed upon receipt and interviews take place until the positions are filled. 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 in one of our offices using assistive technology.

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

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