Female Support Worker

D014001
£10.45 - £10.45 Per Hour
Darlington
England, North East England, County Durham
Permanent
Closing Date: February 10, 2022
Female Support Worker

Pay rate - £10.45 per hour

Full UK driving licence required

Do you have experience supporting people with complex needs, learning disabilities and autism? Do you feel fulfilled and a sense of achievement when you’ve supported someone to achieve their goals?

We have a fantastic part-time opportunity available for an experienced female Support Worker to join our friendly team in Darlington, DL1. This is a permanent part-time opportunity where you can work either 16 or 32 hours per week.

Why join Dimensions?

  • Dimensions are proud to be one of very few social care organisations that have been recognised by the Great Places to Work programme in 2019, 2020 & 2021
  • We’re a values-driven organisation that puts people with learning disabilities and their families at the heart of everything we do
  • We care about our colleagues and are passionate about our comprehensive well-being strategy and staff listening network
  • We offer 30 days annual leave pro rata with the option to buy and sell leave
  • Refer a friend to us and if they’re successfully employed, you’ll receive a £200 bonus
  • We offer paid training and options to further develop your career through funded accredited courses
  • Childcare vouchers, our Bike to Work scheme and discounts on meals, shopping, entertainment, and gym memberships are also available

The Opportunity

We’re currently supporting a fabulous gentleman in his 60s and a lovely lady in her 40s who have complex needs. They have learning disabilities, autism and can display behaviours of distress. The lady we support is a wheelchair user and has diabetes which is controlled with insulin.

They really enjoy going for walks and being outside, baking, swimming, horse-riding, and spending time with their family members.

Day to day they require support with full personal care, medication administration, food shopping and household tasks including cooking, cleaning and laundry. As both people we support have their own funded vehicles which are used daily, it’s essential that you hold a full UK driving licence and are over the age of 25 for car insurance purposes.

Shifts

For this role, shifts start at 8/8:30am one day and finish at 8/8:30am the following day with a sleepover shift included. There are also a variety of day shifts that are usually 10am – 5pm or 10am – 4pm.

We’re ideally looking for people who can work a combination of shifts on a rota that includes weekdays, weekends, and a share of the bank holidays. At Dimensions, we value a healthy work / life balance so you will receive your rota at least 4 weeks in advance to allow you to plan.

For further information about the role, please contact Ashleigh on 07908 470 026.

Apply now

Be the difference you want to see in the world. Support others to live their lives the way they choose!

If you’re excited by this opportunity, please don’t delay, apply today!

Applications are reviewed upon receipt and interviews take place until the positions are filled. We look forward to receiving your application.

  • An enhanced Adult 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 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 in one of our offices using assistive technology.

Other organisations may call this role Support Worker, Community Support Worker, Residential Support Worker, Care Worker, Care Assistant, Social Care Worker, Social Care Assistant or, Bank HCA, Healthcare Assistant or Carer.

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

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