Female Support Worker

Start your day knowing you'll make a difference - join our team of Support Workers in East Ardsley, Leeds, and create a positive difference that improves the life for the people we support.

We are looking for female support workers to join our well established, excellent team in the East Ardsley area of Leeds. We support 4 ladies living in a group supported living service. Our team also support several other individuals who live in their own homes in the Leeds area. Our teams work across the Leeds locality so there is opportunity to learn about other services and support a variety of people.

In our supported living service you will be supporting 4 young ladies under 35 years of age with mild learning disabilities, autism and mental health diagnoses. You may need to deal with challenging behaviour, which you will receive training for.

No day is the same and you will be involved in supporting people with a variety of great things such as college courses, holidays, day trips, seeing friends & family, leisure activities, household and daily living tasks and much more. We are looking for people who want to make a difference and genuinely care about supporting people to lead great lives.

You will be given all the training required and will be given the opportunity to shadow existing staff for your initial 2 weeks where you can spend time getting to know the people we support and the service. You will be working for a leading Provider where there is plenty of opportunity for you to grow and develop in your role.

A car driver is essential. We are easily accessible on the 202/203 bus route from Leeds.

You will be required to work flexibly whilst we also work with staff to offer flexible working where possible. We are a 24/7 service so shifts vary from days, evenings, weekdays, weekends and our staff complete sleep in shifts. Our rotas are completed in advance for our staff and shared fairly across the team.

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


Sharing in our Values

We pride ourselves on being a values based employer. That means we believe passionately in:

Ambition- helping people be the best they can be by:

  • Setting personalised and challenging goals.
  • Teaching new skills and encouraging new experiences.

Courage - being brave enough to make a difference, by:

  • Challenging what you feel is not in the best interest of the person you are supporting.
  • Championing what they want to achieve for themselves - and helping to make it happen.
  • Helping the people we support to explore new things - and supporting them to realise what they can achieve.
  • Giving confidence to people in reaching their goals and not being afraid of new challenges.
  • Inspiring innovation and supporting the courage to be creative.

Integrity - being honest and fair in all the things we do, by:

  • Communicating clearly - adapting what you say and how you say it, so that it’s meaningful for the person you’re supporting.
  • Exercising confidentiality when dealing with vulnerable adults - for example, when managing financial and personal details.

Partnership - working with other people to make a bigger difference, by:

  • Understanding the varying needs and requirements of people with disabilities.
  • Developing positive working relationships with those involved in Dimensions – including those we support, their families and carers, your internal colleagues and external agencies.
  • Working as part of a team.

Respect - treating everyone fairly and knowing that everyone’s voice is important, by:

  • Sharing our commitment to Equal Opportunities for all.
  • Treating all people with dignity and respect.

Those are the qualities that you’ll need to join the team - they’re beliefs shared by everyone who works with us.

If you think this is the right role for you, come and make a difference to people’s lives, every working day!


Your rewards

A full list of rewards can be found in the job description attached


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If you have any questions and would like to discuss the role in more detail, please call Wendy Whitaker on 07507128441.

  • An enhanced DBS disclosure will be required for this role, the cost of which will be incurred by Dimensions.
  • We welcome applications from everyone and value diversity in our workforce
  • As users of the disability confident scheme, 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 in one of our offices using assistive technology.
  • We welcome applications from everyone and value diversity in our workforce

Benefits

  • OTE £19,589.39

Requirements

  • Support Worker
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