Lead Support Worker

D015818
£24,735.00 Per Annum
Milton Keynes
England, South East England, Buckinghamshire
Permanent
Hours per week: 37.5
Closing Date: August 22, 2022
Lead Support Worker

Lead / Senior Support Worker

£12.65 per hour

Various contracts available including full time, part time, bank, and weekends. 

Milton Keynes, MK5

Are you a senior support worker, or an experienced support worker who has undertaken additional duties, then this role at Dimensions could be the perfect opportunity for you! 

If you are looking to be a part of something extraordinary - an award-winning, life-changing, not-for-profit charity - where you can make a real difference to the lives of those living with learning disabilities and autism, then look no further than becoming one of our newest Lead/Senior Support Workers based in Milton Keynes. 

At Dimensions, we are looking to recruit compassionate, courageous and ambitious people who boast integrity, who champion respect and who have a genuine interest in - and a passion for - supporting others. 

Core duties

We offer a variety of shifts and hours and promise that no two days will be the same; each new shift will present you with inspiring opportunities to help you grow both professionally and personally whilst having a positive impact on the lives of those you support and their families. You will enjoy variety and assist people in the following ways:

  • Fully understand the support needs of the person you support and their families, maintain appropriate records for these two groups, and be a role model of good practice.
  • Support with medication, organise stock control and ensure systems are safe.
  • Participate as appropriate in relevant reviews at individual, team and service level and work to continually improve practice whilst challenging poor practice.
  • Support the locality manager and assistant locality manager in promoting and embedding Dimensions values and standards, compliance with contracts and CQC/CSSIW regulations, ensuring adherence to Dimensions policies and procedures.  
  • Involve the person we support in the planning of their support. This includes developing and delivering their support plan, reviewing the support they receive against Dimensions’ values and maintaining good working relations with their circle of support.

Do you have what it takes?

Here is what we are looking for. Unless otherwise stated, we will look for these qualities when we shortlist and then confirm them when we meet you.

  • You can show your knowledge – through qualifications or experience – of supporting people with a range of needs, such as complex histories, health needs or behaviour that challenges.
  • You have basic literary and numeracy skills for completion of forms, financial administration, recording on medical charts and have basic computer skills for e-learning, word documents, and forms on the computer.
  • You can work as part of a team.
  • You can record and present information systematically, accurately, and honestly.
  • You can develop positive working relationships with all those involved in Dimensions – including people we support, families, carers, internal colleagues, and external agencies.

Please note that this is a generic job description and should be read in conjunction with the person specification for this vacancy, which will outline other more specific duties of the role and requirements.

Why join us?

Our sector-leading package of colleague benefits really builds up. Your benefits can be work up to £1,220 per year.

  • 30 days annual leave entitlement (including bank holidays), rising to 35 days
  • Pensions, including a money purchase scheme with employee and employer contributions
  • An occupational sick pay scheme
  • The opportunity for flexible working
  • Discounts and cashback on shopping through rewarding Dimensions
  • £500 bonus for recommending a friend to work for us if they are employed
  • You may also benefit from a work mobile phone, our bike to work scheme, season ticket loans, and more.

Apply now

  • Applications will be reviewed upon receipt and interviews will take place until the positions are filled.
  • 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.

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