Support Worker

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

The Dimensions team in Coltishall support one gentleman and one lady with learning disabilities. They both enjoy a range of activities including, accessing the community, going for drives, walking, listening to music and Shopping. The house is a 24/7 supported living property and the support staff are required to do varied shifts throughout the day and some waking night shifts.

Due to the interests of the people we support and the location of the service, we would require a driver with their own car for this role.

Hi, we are a male and female supported by Dimensions. We live in Coltishall and are looking for people to join our team and support us in our beautiful home.

I am a friendly man with a great sense of humour. I am cheeky, with a big smile and build individual relationships with my team, I like my own space and I like to be told what to expect next. I don’t like surprises.

My family is very important to me and I see them often. I like to have a structured week, within which I participate in my favourite activities such as going out in my car and going for long walks. I like to be smart and presentable. I enjoy marmite, sandwiches but peanut butter is my favourite. I enjoy home cooked food such as sausages, chilli, spaghetti bolognaise, pasta and quiche. When at home I like to listen to my music CDs in my den. I like to make choices within a structured context, such as what to eat and what I want to do.

  • I have a learning disability and autism and I need to be supported with my routines
  • I have my own vehicle and need some of my support team to have a full UK Driver’s Licence to drive me to places in my vehicle.
  • I require 24/7 support and require 1 waking night support staff at my home. I have 2:1 support to access the community and shared support at home

It’s ok if my Support Worker doesn't like all my activities, as long as you are enthusiastic to support me to do it. You never know, you might find that you enjoy it!

I am a friendly lady with a good sense of humour who likes to help as much as possible. I like to feel safe and have people around me who care about me. I like my team to show me respect and to be patient with me.

My family is very important to me and I visit them often. I like to have a structured week, this helps me to know what I am doing. I participate in my favourite activities such as going out in my car, shopping, visiting new places and going for walks. I like to look nice and take pride in my appearance. I enjoy crackers and Ryvitas with various fillings. I enjoy home cooked food such as chicken, gammon, soup, jacket potatoes and porridge. When at home I like to listen to music on the TV and watch various programmes. I like to make choices within a structured context, such as what to eat and what I want to do.

  • I have a learning disability and autism and I need to be supported with my routines
  • I have my own vehicle and would need some of my support team to have a full UK Driver’s Licence and drive me to places in my vehicle.
  • I require 24/7 support and require 1 waking night support staff at my home. I have 1:1 support to access the community and shared support at home

It’s ok if my Support Worker doesn't like all my activities, as long as you are enthusiastic to support me to do it. You never know, you might find that you enjoy it!

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 - as well as a full induction, regular 1-2-1’s and annual appraisals to ensure you develop your professional skills, supporting people to live the life they choose.

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!


Your rewards

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


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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.

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Benefits

  • OTE £21,590.76

Requirements

  • Support Worker
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