Male Support Worker
Start your day knowing you’ll make a difference - join our team of Support Workers in POTTER HEIGHAM and create a positive difference that improves life for the people we support.
Hi, we are three very active males supported by Dimensions. We live in Potter Heigham and are looking for people to join our team and support us in our home. Our families are very important to us and visit when possible, although most contact is made by phone or email. We like to have a structured week, within which we participate in our favourite activities such as playing snooker, doing woodwork, visiting shops to purchase things, having coffee out, going out for meals, going for country walks, going to the beach, going to new places and going out in our cars or on the bus. We enjoy traditional home-cooked food such as casseroles, pies, fry ups, curries, lasagne, Sunday roast, BBQ’s and the occasional take-away, we like to assist with cooking and food preparation in the kitchen. When at home we like to watch TV, especially Sky TV, sports, football, snooker and films. We like music and have varied tastes. Two of us like to play on our pool table and we are very good! We also like to complete our chores: putting out the bins, hoovering, loading the dishwasher and cleaning the bathrooms. We all like to make choices within a structured context, such as choosing our clothes for the day, what to eat and what activities to do.
- In the future we would like to connect in the community more and would like to see what other regular events there are. We have each built up good relationships with shop owners and staff in the local village, Stalham and Great Yarmouth.
- We each have a learning disability. One of us also has autism and needs to be supported with routines in the morning.
- Two of us have our own vehicles and would need our support team to have a full UK Driver’s Licence. This would be to drive us to places in our vehicles.
- We require 24/7 support with a sleep in shift at our home. We have 1:1 support to access the community.
It’s ok if our Support Workers don't like all of our activities, as long as you are enthusiastic to support us. We all have different activities on a daily basis and you never know, you might find that you enjoy them!
If you share Dimensions values you’ll have the opportunity to meet me as it’s important we’re a good match for each other. It doesn’t matter if you haven’t worked as a Support Worker before, as Dimensions will give you paid accredited training throughout your career, plus bonus payments when you complete your qualifications.
"Gender is considered to be a genuine occupational requirement in accordance with paragraph 1 of Schedule 9 of the Equality Act 2010."
The Dimensions Approach to Support
Our unique “Activate” approach puts decision making closer to the people we support. It sets personalised and challenging goals with them, their families and you, their Support Worker - by teaching new skills and enabling people to try new experiences.
Research has proven that this progressive model is the best way to deliver measurable improvements in the quality of life for people - and you and your colleagues in their support teams. It achieves an increase in active support and meaningful activity for people, a reduction in challenging behaviour - and an increase in your own satisfaction, with over 60% of Support Workers reporting that the 'Activate’ model has increased the quality of their working life.
Simply put, our ‘Activate’ approach offers you a better working life, with the satisfaction that you’ve changed someone’s life for the better, in a role where you can be the best that you can be.
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!
A full list of rewards can be found in the job description attached
If being a Support Worker sounds like you, we’d love to hear from you. The attached job description, person specification and additional information will provide you with lots of information on the role and Dimensions. To apply it couldn’t be simpler - just click on the button below to complete the application process.
Or If you have any questions and would like to discuss the role in more detail, please call Ricky White on 07733310036
- Dimensions are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the people we support
- An enhanced DBS disclosure will be required for this role, the cost of which will be incurred by Dimensions. The organisation simply wants everyone to be fairly considered, based on merit, before all checks and risk assessments are made, so don’t be put off, apply and complete the relevant sections and discuss your personal situation confidentially at interview with the hiring manager. The information disclosed will be treated in confidence.
- Candidates will be required to provide evidence of their identity and eligibility to work in the UK.
- 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
- •OTE £21,590.66
- •Support Worker