Female Support Worker

£11.55 Per Hour
England, Shropshire, West Midlands
Hours per week: 37.5
Closing Date: April 22, 2024
Female Support Worker

Female Support Worker
Location: Shrewsbury (SY3) – Bicton Heath area
Pay rate: £11.55 + £45 per sleep in
Full time role: 37.5 hrs a week

Would you like to be part of a close-knit team to support a young lady who is starting her journey living independently? Dimensions is seeking Female Support Workers to do just that in Bicton!

Working with a lady in her early twenties, who recently moved into her new home which is part of a learning disabilities community, you will empower this lady’s independence and ensure she lives life to the fullest in the ways that she wants to. This young lady would be keen to meet Female Support Workers who are going to enjoy getting involved with activities including:

  • Getting involved with her love of music.
  • Supporting her with the theatre group she attends
  • Helping her maintain her relationships with family as she starts out in her new home (family are very important to this lady).
  • Helping her to learn new life skills to make the most of independent living.
  • MUST LOVE DOGS – the lady we support has a pet dog that is extremely important to her

You will also support her with finances, meal preparation and domestic tasks such as cooking, cleaning, food shopping, and laundry.
Full UK or EU driving license is preferable for this role but not essential; the lady we support has a Mobility Vehicle at her home which is integral to her support and in order to drive this for her, you would need to have a full UK or EU licence.

What shifts are available? 

  • 7.30-15.00 / 15.00-22.30 + sleep-in
  • We’re looking for people with flexibility to work on a rota basis that includes a combination of weekdays and weekends
  • Rotas are provided at least 4 weeks in advance to support a healthy work life balance - something we're very passionate about! 

Benefits for Female Support Workers choosing to work with Dimensions include:

  • We offer 30 days annual leave pro rata with the option to buy and sell leave
  • If you 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
  • Bike to Work scheme and discounts on meals, shopping, entertainment, gym membership and mobile phone tariffs
  • 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
  • Dimensions are proud to be one of very few social care organisations that have been recognised by the Great Places to Work programme in 2019-2023

Other important information:

  • Applications are reviewed upon receipt and interviews will take place until the positions are filled
  • An enhanced DBS disclosure will be required for this role, the cost of which will be incurred by Dimensions
  • We welcome applications from everyone with the right to work in the UK 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
  • As part of our commitment to making reasonable adjustments we can offer support to complete your application. Please contact the Resourcing Consultant Team on 03003039150 if you require adjustments
  • British Sign Language (BSL) translated videos are available for all of our recruitment communications
  • 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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