Lead Support Worker
Are you experienced in supporting adults with learning disabilities? Join our innovative team based in St Albans where you can lead by example, enjoying an excellent training programme, strong career progression - and deliver outstanding support through the unique ‘Activate’ model, proven to make a measurable difference to people’s lives and your professional satisfaction.
We’re looking for a Lead Support Worker to work across 3 of our services in the St. Albans area. You will be responsible for managing rotas, supporting staff to achieve outcomes, doing spot checks on to ensure behaviour support plans and activity plans are being followed along with taking on shifts yourself.
One of the services is outreach and the other two are supported living services. There is an element of personal care in these services but mainly prompting them and makaton is used within two of the services; we will provide training for all additional skills required for the role.
One of the gentlemen that you’ll be supporting requires to follow the behaviour support plan and for you to be SCIP trained. His family greatly involved with his life so you will be working along them. We would love for you to help motivate and encourage him to take steps towards venturing outside more often as he spends most of the time inside. Being creative, innovative and supportive with him so we can help him enjoy a wider range of activities and broaden his horizons.
Another gentleman you’ll be helping to support lives in his own flat in St Albans. Supporting him with all aspects of running his home as well as to access to the local community. The gentleman has a keen interest in cars, vehicles and technology. He has his own car which he enjoys going out in.
And lastly the third person you’ll be supporting is a lady who lives in her own flat, walking distance from the town centre and train station. She needs support with managing her own home and enjoys going shopping and going out to eat (which we’re encouraging to lead a healthy lifestyle). She goes home every other weekend to see her family to which she has a really good relationship with.
The shifts are dependent on the person that you will be supporting for the day so range from 8am – 2:30pm, 8:30am – 4pm and 2:30pm – 10pm which will follow on to a sleep in to the next morning at 8am.
To be considered for this role you will need to hold a full UK/EU driving licence and it will be desirable for you to have access to a car but not essential (this can be discussed at interview).
Please see the full job description attached for more information about the role.
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If you have any questions and would like to discuss the role in more detail please call Katrina Ruddick on 07939561619 .
- 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 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.
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