Experienced Support Workers – Working between an established and Brand New supported living Service
£12.10 per hour (£45 per sleep in shift)
Full time (37.5 hours per week)
Tingley, Wakefield (13 min drive from Dewsbury and District Hospital)
UK Driving Licence Essential
Are you an experienced support worker looking for a new start working with some amazing people who need support in their own homes? If so, we’d love to hear from you!
About the people we support:
We support 5 active gentleman who enjoy a variety of activities and interests.
You would be working between an established service with 4 gentleman and once trained would also be working with a gentleman who has recently moved into his own property.
All have their own cars so a driver is essential to provide the people we support access to local and further afield areas. Trips would involve seeing family, cinema visits, swimming, going to the seaside, shopping and attending medical appointments, outings for meals and pub visits and many more.
The gentleman we support have a learning disability, autism and behaviours of distress and we’re looking for confident, highly motivated support workers to assist all to live independently and live life to the fullest.
You will also need to provide emotional reassurance when experiencing behaviours of distress – full positive behaviour support training is provided but previous experience is essential.
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, building skills and maintaining independence.
As well as supporting them to get involved in all the activities they enjoy, you’ll also be providing support with their personal care, medication, and domestic tasks such as cooking, cleaning, and laundry
There are a variety of day shifts, some with with sleep shifts, varying between 8-14 hours.
This includes a combination of weekdays and weekends and bank holidays.
Rotas are provided at least 4 weeks in advance to support a healthy work life balance - something we're very passionate about!
Why choose Dimensions?
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
Our Bike to Work scheme and discounts on meals, shopping, entertainment, and gym memberships are also available
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
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
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
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