Support Worker

£11.66 Per Hour
England, North East England, Tyne and Wear
Hours per week: 37.5
Closing Date: August 08, 2024
Support Worker

Location: Newcastle, NE4 (Just an 8-minute drive from Newcastle Train Station)
Pay: £11.66 per hour (£60 per Sleep-In Shift)
Positions: Full-Time / Part-Time
Training: Full training provided – no previous experience needed!

Are you passionate about making a positive impact in someone's life? Join our friendly team in Newcastle and be the difference!

About the People We Support

We support a delightful lady and gentleman in their 60s-70s who have a zest for life! They love:

  • Trips to the cinema and theatre
  • Shopping sprees and dining out
  • Music from Abba to Cliff Richard
  • Watching Eurovision and discussing pop stars

They have learning disabilities and Dysphagia. Your role will include providing emotional reassurance during moments of distress, with full positive behaviour support training provided. If you're a positive, adaptable person with a can-do attitude, you'll be a wonderful match for our team!

What Will You Be Doing?

Empowering Independence: Help them live their lives the way they choose, achieve their goals, and be themselves.
Daily Support: Assist with food shopping, bill payments, and domestic tasks like cooking, cleaning, and laundry.
Providing Care: Administer medication and provide verbal prompts around personal care.

Shift Patterns

Long Day Sleep-In Shifts: 9am – 9am the following day
Day Shifts: 10am - 5pm
Sleep-Ins: 10pm – 8am (Paid to Sleep)

We provide rotas 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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