Support Worker

£11.66 Per Hour
England, East of England, Essex
Hours per week: 37.5
Closing Date: July 30, 2024
Support Worker

  • Support Worker - Rochford, Essex
  • Hourly rate - £11.66 per hour
  • Full time and part time contracts available! 
  • Rota will be a mixture of day and waking night shifts.
  • Full UK driving licence with own car essential.

About the Role

Join our dynamic team at Dimensions as we expand our support staff in Stambridge, Rochford, Essex. We're hiring dedicated individuals to support one adult primarily, with the flexibility to support across three flats as needed. This new supported living home is conveniently located 15 minutes from Southend-On-Sea and 20 minutes from Rayleigh Centre, with free on-site parking available!

What You'll Do:

No two days are the same in this role. The individuals we support are active and fun-loving, enjoying trips to places of interest, churches, seafronts, pubs, restaurants, theatres, cinemas, and bowling alleys. They also have a passion for arts and crafts, including pottery, which you will help support through local college courses or interest groups.

We prioritise helping people live the lives they want, which may involve driving either a mobility vehicle or your own car to support their activities.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Promote Independence: Help people develop new skills and interests.
  • Provide Emotional Support: Offer companionship and emotional support.
  • Daily Assistance: Support with personal care, meal preparation, and housekeeping.
  • Partnership: Work closely with families and healthcare professionals for coordinated support.
  • Record Keeping: Maintain accurate care plans and progress reports.

Be prepared to work flexibly. This will include working alternative weekends and bank holidays. Shift times can vary depending on the person you will be supporting. When the person we support is at day centre, shift times can be split between the hours of 7am -10am and 3pm - 9pm. Otherwise, shift times are 8am-4pm, 5:30pm-8:30pm ,7am- 2:30pm, 2:30pm-10pm. Waking nights are 10pm - 7am.

Our benefits:

Our sector-leading package of colleague benefits really builds up... Your benefits can be worth up to £1,220 per year.

  • 30 days annual leave entitlement (including bank holidays), rising to 35 days.
  • 10% enhancement for working overtime.
  • We will pay for and support you to complete the Care Certificate, a requirement for people working in the health and social care sector.
  • Salary advance scheme: access to some of your earned pay ahead of your regular payday
  • Discounts on shopping and days out.
  • Blue light card
  • Free DBS
  • £500 bonus for introducing a friend to us, if we employ them.

Apply now!

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