Support Worker

Dim/20494
£12.00 Per Hour
Cardiff
Wales, South Wales, Cardiff
Permanent, Contract, Relief, Part Time
Hours per week: 37.5
Closing Date: June 11, 2024
Support Worker

Seeking a female Support Worker in Penylan, Cardiff CF23 9BR

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

  • Hourly Rate £12.00; sleep nights paid at £45 per night PLUS Company Benefits
  • Shift Pattern 10:00-18:00 and 10:00-22:00 with a sleep night, followed by 07:00-10:00
  • It is essential that you hold a full UK, or EU  Driving Licence as the people you will be supporting ask that you are able to drive their mobility vehicles.

We have a rare opportunity for a proactive and engaging female support worker to join our team in Penylan – you will be working with a most amazing lady, ‘W’, a lady in her 60’s, with complex needs.

You will need be an active person as ‘W’ loves, loves, loves to be out walking.  She will want you to keep up with her and also help her find new opportunities, so that no two days are the same!

You will need to have the sensitivity and confidence to be able to maintain the boundaries which ‘W’ needs to help her to feel safe and secure when you are with her.

‘W’ has very good receptive language skills, and uses Makaton signs to communicate with the people around her – we will train you in this so you are able to chat together with ease.

Every day will be different, and rewarding, as you encourage and empower ‘W’ to be actively engaged in every aspect of her live – this will include accompanying to favoured activities, supporting with daily living skills, administering medication and supporting with personal care, if needed.

At Dimensions, we believe it is who you are as a person – and the difference you can bring to lives of the people you will be supporting – that is more important than experience. Whether you are new to support work, or have supported people previously, we want to hear from you!   We will give you all the training you need to be become an amazing support worker for the people you will be working with.   You will find no other role more personally fulfilling, and professionally rewarding, than becoming a Support Worker with Dimensions. 

Dimensions is proud to be one of very few social care organisations that are accredited by the Great Places To Work programme in 2023 – now 5 years in a row! On top of on-going, fully-funded training and mentoring, we offer all our colleagues generous benefits; job satisfaction and job security, genuine career prospects, and an inclusive, caring work environment that celebrates diversity, champions mental well-being, and encourages employee recognition.

For further information about the role, the shifts available, and the people we support, please contact our Internal Resourcing Consultant, Ronnie Lillywhite on Ronnie.lillywhite@dimensions-uk.org

Apply now or please share this vacancy with someone you think would make an amazing Support Worker!

The position will be filled as soon as 'W' has found her new support worker

  • An enhanced DBS disclosure will be required for this role, the cost of which will be incurred by Dimensions.
  • We welcome applications from everyone who has 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 - Dimensions has been awarded this symbol by Jobcentre Plus to recognise our commitment towards the employment, retention, training and career development of disabled employees
  • We offer a salary advance scheme where you can access up to 50% of the money you've earned before payday.
  • 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 of our recruitment.

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