Support Worker

£9.60 - £9.60 Per Hour
England, North East England, County Durham
Hours per week: 32.0
Closing Date: September 01, 2022
Support Worker

Support Worker

£9.60 per hour

Darlington, DL3

Part-time contracts, 16 or 32 hours per week

Full UK driving licence essential

Full training provided – no previous experience needed!


Who will I be supporting? 

  • Two lovely gentlemen in their 60s, who are supported to live independently in their own home
  • They love going on walks, going out for a drive, eating out and drinking tea
  • They’re also interested in cars and buses, and they love music and playing the tambourine
  • The gentlemen have learning disabilities, epilepsy and they are wheelchair users – full training on how to provide exceptional person-centred support will be provided  

What will I be doing? 

  • You will be supporting them to live their lives how they choose, to be themselves and to achieve their goals
  • You will also be supporting them with their full personal care, their mobility, their medication, and household tasks such as cooking, cleaning, and laundry
  • Both gentlemen have access to a funded vehicle to further support their independence, so you’ll need a full UK driving licence in order to join their fabulous support team

What shifts are available? 

  • Shifts start at 8am one day and finish at 8am the following day with a sleepover shift included (sleepover shifts are paid at £45 per shift and don’t count towards your contracted hours)
  • There are also day shifts from 9am – 7pm
  • We’re looking for people with flexibility to work a combination of these shifts on a rota basis across weekdays and weekends
  • Rotas are provided at least 4 weeks in advance to support a healthy work life balance 

Why choose 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 & 2022
  • 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
  • If you 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

How do I apply? 

  • Click “Apply Now” to complete a short application – we look forward to hearing from you!

Other important information:

  • Applications are reviewed upon receipt and interviews will take place until the positions 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 with the right to work in the UK 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
  • 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 if you require adjustments
  • British Sign Language (BSL) translated videos are available for all of our recruitment communications

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