Support Worker

D015819
£20,648.00 Per Annum
St Albans
England, East of England, Hertfordshire
Permanent
Hours per week: 37.5
Closing Date: August 22, 2022
Support Worker

Support Worker

£10.56 per hour

Full time or part time contracts available 

St Albans, Hertfordshire

To be shortlisted, you will need to hold a full UK manual driving licence. 

Whether you are an experienced carer, support worker, a registered nurse, or are seeking a change of career, you have come to the right place! We have an opportunity available for an energetic and resilient person to join our support team in the Bricket Wood area of St Albans where we promote independence in a supportive environment. 

Joining the Dimensions team as a support worker, you will be given support and leadership from a locality manager, assistant locality manager or, in their absence, a lead support worker. You will be helping people you support to live the individual life they want, ensuring they have choice and control over the planning and delivery of their support. 

No two days will be the same, you will enjoy variety and assist people in the following ways:

  • Supporting with social activities such as tennis, swimming, and long country park walks. 
  • Supporting, encouraging, and teaching people to maintain personal and intimate care as required, such as dressing themselves, showering/bathing, using the toilet, etc.
  • Supporting and encouraging people to find opportunities in education, employment, and leisure, and enable them to take part in these opportunities.
  • Supporting people with their day-to-day travel arrangements and holidays as required.
  • Helping the people we support to manage their own money.
  • Helping, encouraging, supporting, and teaching the people we support to do their housework, including cleaning and laundry
  • and having fun! 

In addition to the above, a support worker is expected to:

  • Be prepared to work flexibly. This could include working some weekends and bank holidays. This will be discussed with you during the interview process.
  • Complete all required training either by e-learning or attending courses.
  • Be able and willing to wear all necessary PPE (personal protective equipment) such as surgical facemasks, gloves and aprons as required by Dimensions policies
  • We want you to develop professionally as a support worker. This means that you are expected to get involved and contribute in meetings, work towards gaining qualifications about your work, attend training courses and be willing to learn new things and ways of working.

Our Benefits

Our sector-leading package of colleague benefits really builds up... Your benefits can be worth up to £1,220 per year!

  • 30 days annual leave entitlement (including bank holidays), rising to 35 days.
  • Pensions, including a money purchase scheme with employee and employer contributions.
  • An occupational sick pay scheme.
  • Free access to the Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) with a 24/7 helpline for advice – also available to family members.
  • Discounts and cashback on shopping through Rewarding Dimensions.
  • £500 bonus for recommending a friend to work for us if they are employed. 
  • Aspire, our award-winning career development programme, will support to you to develop the skills, confidence, and experience to progress your career within the Dimensions Group. • We provide financial bonuses

Apply now

  • Applications will be shortlisted on receipt and interviews will be held until the posts 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 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 our recruitment communications.

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