Support Worker

£13.94 Per Hour
England, North East England, County Durham
Permanent, Part Time
Hours per week: 30.0
Closing Date: July 18, 2024
Support Worker

Join Our Team as a Support Worker in Darlington!

Pay: £13.94 per hour (£45 per Sleep-In Shift)
Positions: Part-time (Includes Sleep-In Shifts)
Location: Darlington (15min walk from Darlington Memorial Hospital)
Requirements: Full UK Driving Licence Essential Covering for Manual Vehicles

Are you passionate about making a difference? If this sounds like you, we’d love to hear from you!

About the People We Support

We support an active young gentleman in his early twenties who loves:

  • Physical activities and long, challenging, countryside walks
  • Enjoys time independently to binge-watching YouTube videos and have his support team available when he requires them

He is autistic, has a learning disability, and needs our support to live his life independently in his own home and to maintain his safety. Your role will include providing emotional reassurance and ensuring a level of safety during moments of distress, with full positive behaviour support training provided. Previous experience is preferred. A full UK driving licence for manual vehicles is essential for this role.

If you’re energetic, confident, and have good initiative, you’ll be a wonderful match for our team!

What Will You Be Doing?

  • Empowering Independence: Support him to live his life how he chooses, be himself, and achieve his personal goals.
  • Daily Support: Assist with medication administration, budgeting, and prompting with meal prep, cooking, cleaning, laundry and identifying opportunities for accessing the community with a wide range of activities.
  • Behavioural Support: Working in partnership with the PBS teams, including community teams and nurses

Shift Patterns

  • Long Day Sleep-In Shifts: 9am – 9:15am the following day (includes £45 sleep over shift)
  • Day Shifts: Varies, depending on need. As a second member of support to access the wider community.
  • Sleep-Ins: 11pm – 8am (Paid to Sleep)

We’re looking for people with flexibility across weekdays and weekends. Rotas are provided at least 4 weeks in advance to support a healthy work-life balance, which we’re very passionate about!

Why Choose Dimensions?

  • Award-Winning Workplace: Recognised as one of the UK’s best workplaces in the ‘super large’ category by the Great Place to Work Institute six years in a row.
  • Generous Leave: 30 days annual leave pro rata with the option to buy and sell leave.
  • Career Development: Paid training and opportunities to further develop your career through funded accredited courses.
  • Well-Being Focus: Comprehensive well-being strategy and staff listening network.
  • Values-Driven: We put people with learning disabilities and their families at the heart of everything we do.
  • Referral Bonus: Receive a £200 bonus if you refer a friend and they’re successfully employed.
  • Additional Perks: Childcare vouchers, Bike to Work scheme, discounts on meals, shopping, entertainment, and gym memberships.

Other Important Information

  • Immediate Reviews: Applications are reviewed upon receipt and interviews will continue until positions are filled.
  • Equality Commitment: Gender is considered a genuine occupational requirement in accordance with paragraph 1 of Schedule 9 of the Equality Act 2010 where mentioned.
  • DBS Disclosure: An enhanced DBS disclosure will be required for this role, the cost of which will be covered by Dimensions.
  • Inclusive Workforce: We welcome applications from everyone with the right to work in the UK and value diversity in our workforce.
  • Disability Confident: We guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the vacancy.
  • BSL Support: British Sign Language (BSL) translated videos are available for all of our recruitment communications.

Ready to make a real difference? Apply now and join a team that values you and the incredible work you do!

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