Support Worker

D015030
£9.60 - £9.60 Per Hour
Southbourne
England, South West England, Dorset
Permanent
Hours per week: 37.5
Closing Date: May 28, 2022
Support Worker

Are you looking for an opportunity to make a real difference in someone's life everyday? Are you looking for genuine job satisfaction?

Then join Dimensions as a Support Worker enabling people with Learning Disabilities, who live at our Supported Living Services to enjoy an independent life.

Dimensions Support Workers do not need prior experience in Health & Social Care roles as full training is given.

We are happy to offer Full or Part Time contracts to suit your lifestyle. Must have the Right to Work in the UK to be considered for this role.

Benefits for Support Workers working with Dimensions include:

  • A competitive payrate with uplift for overtime you chose to work
  • 30 days paid Annual Leave (including public holidays – pro rata)
  • Opportunities for career progression
  • Supported ‘Learn to Drive’ scheme (up to 30 driving lessons, 1 theory/practical test - all paid for by us)
  • High Street Discounts – Retail and Entertainment (supermarkets, hospitality, pubs, cinema etc.)
  • Life Assurance and Company Pension
  • Industry leading training
  • Enhanced DBS paid for by us

This role enjoys a great mixture of team work and one-to-one time with the people we support, allowing Support Workers to enjoy a supportive team atmosphere while also building fantastic relationships with the people we support.

The people we support choose what they want to do with their day, part of your role as a Support Worker will be to promote and encourage this.

Activities Support Workers may be involved with include:

  • Getting out and about into the local community
  • Going swimming or bowling
  • Lunches out at local pubs and cafes
  • Attending discos at the Compass Centre
  • Enabling independence by assisting with day-to-day tasks (this may include – but not be limited to – finances, shopping, cooking & personal care)

Who would you be working with:  

We are looking to vacancy’s in two of our teams that support adults with learning disabilities who live in their own homes in either Southbourne or Kinson.

Southbourne (Male or Female worker)

This role will involve supporting three gentlemen in their 50s who live together in their own home. They enjoy a wide array of activities such as arts and crafts, visiting local parks and seeing musicals. Two of the gentleman use wheelchairs therefore they need support with manual handling and personal care (all training provided). It is a busy and lively place to work in, so you will be working in a team of 3.

Shift patterns will vary weekly and work around the people we support these can include 7.30am -14.30pm, 14.30pm – 21.30pm, 07.30-20.30, alternate weekends and bank holidays (to be discussed at interview).

Kinson (Female workers only, part time only)

This role involves supporting a lady in her 60's who lives on her own. She enjoys spending time in her car and going on road trips as well as music, tea parties, time in the garden and balloon play. There is an element of lone working during the morning and evenings but the majority of the day you will be working alongside another member of the team 

Shift patterns will vary weekly and work around the people we support these can include 7.00am -13.00pm, 13.00pm – 20.00pm, 10.00-17.00, alternate weekends and bank holidays. Hours outside of 10.00-17.00 will be lone working (to be discussed at interview).

"Gender is considered to be a genuine occupational requirement in accordance with paragraph 1 of Schedule 9 of the Equality Act 2010"

If you have any questions and would like to discuss the role in more detail, please call Sam Hicks on 07393460762.

Dimensions is a values-based employer, when looking for candidates:

Dimensions is about people. We are ambitious for the people we support and our colleagues. We want the people we support to have fulfilling lives and we want our colleagues to have great careers with us.

  • We do not need you to have prior experience as full training is given
  • We want you to be happy to work within our values of ambition, courage, integrity, partnership and respect
  • We know that you make a real difference to the lives of the people we support and their loved ones.

Requirements:

  • Full UK or EU driving licence 

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  • 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 in one of our offices using assistive technology

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