Support Worker

£11.87 Per Hour
England, East of England, Hertfordshire
Permanent, Contract, Relief, Part Time
Hours per week: 12.0
Closing Date: June 14, 2024
Support Worker

  • Support Worker
  • 12 hours per week (1 long day or two shorter shifts)
  • £11.87 per hour. 
  • A Full UK driving licence with business insurance and access to a car is essential for this role.

This is your chance to share in the fun. Right now, we are looking for enthusiastic, flexible people to come and join us as a Support Worker in Watford.

Job summary

We’re Dimensions, a not-for-profit charitable registered society and housing association that supports people with learning disabilities, autism, and complex needs. Our main priority for this job role is to find people with the right values, behaviours and attitudes that match our own! 

We are recruiting a part time Support Worker to support one gentleman in his 30’s to live independently within supported living. The successful applicant must be confident to work independently as we provide person centred 1:1 support within this home.

Supporting this gentleman, you will be changing the style of support from 'caring for' to 'working with', it promotes independence and support people to take an active part in their own lives.

What does it involve?

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

  • Helping, encouraging, supporting, and teaching the people we support to do their housework, including cleaning and laundry.
  • Recognising and celebrating what the person can do for themselves.
  • Supporting, encouraging, and teaching people to maintain personal and intimate care as required, such as dressing themselves, showering/bathing, using the toilet, etc.
  • Supporting people with their medication.
  • You will help the people we support to shop for things they wish to buy including their clothes and food, and to prepare their meals as required.
  • Helping the people we support to manage their own money.

The successful Support Worker will also support him to take part in a wide range of special interests and activities that support his health and wellbeing. Activities such as going to York to the railway museum, going to theme parks, the zoo, coffee shops and often gets tickets to all his favourite tv shows!

Be prepared to work flexibly. This could include working 10am - 9pm, 10am - 2pm or 6pm - 10pm. Alternative weekends and bank holidays will be included.

We want you to develop professionally as a support worker. This means that you are expected to get involved and contribute to meetings, work towards gaining qualifications about your work, attend training courses and be willing to learn new things and ways of working.

Join us and in return we can offer:

  • Free DBS check
  • Advance: access to some of your earned pay ahead of your regular payday
  • Free financial education: access to a range of tips, videos and tools for budgeting and saving.
  • A comprehensive employee assistance programme
  • Access to the Blue Light Card (lots of discounts available)
  • 30 days annual leave entitlement (including bank holidays), rising to 35 days.
  • £500 bonus for recommending a friend to work for us if they are employed.
  • Paid training with financial bonuses for completion of awards and diplomas.
  • We will pay for and support you to complete the Care Certificate, a requirement for people working in the health and social care sector.
  • Discounts and cashback on shopping and days out with our colleague benefits scheme

Apply now.

  • Applications will be shortlisted on receipt and interviews will be held until the posts are filled.
  • 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.
  • 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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