Male Support Worker

Dim/20040
£11.00 - £11.00 Per Hour
South Tyneside
England, North East England, Tyne and Wear
Permanent
Hours per week: 37.5
Closing Date: March 11, 2024
Male Support Worker

Male Support Worker

£11 per hour

Full-time / Part-Time

South Tyneside (Includes South shields and Jarrow)

Full UK driving licence essential (Manual) 

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PLEASE NOTE: We are looking for support workers who are willing to travel across different locations within South Tyneside for this role – The criteria within this advert is specific to the main home you’d be assigned to.  

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About the people we support:

We have 2 independent men with Downs Syndrome in their 20s who love their football and support Newcastle United & Sunderland.

They also enjoy heading out to the cinema, parks, love a pub lunch and we’re looking for someone to assist them to live independently in their own home.

You will also need to provide emotional reassurance when experiencing behaviours of distress – full positive behaviour support training is provided but previous experience is essential.

An outgoing support worker with a passion for football or anything active would be a wonderful match.

What will I be doing? 

  • You will be supporting both men to live their lives how they choose and to achieve their goals. 
  • You will be supporting with personal care, meal preparation, medication administration, budgeting, cooking, cleaning, and laundry.

Shift Patterns:

  • 10am-10am the following day (including a £45 sleepover shift)
  • Sleep-Ins cover hours from 10:30pm-8am.
  • Additional shorter day shifts available on weekdays.
  • Flexibility to work a combination of shifts during the week and at weekends is required.
  • Rotas are provided 4 weeks in advance to support a healthy work life balance.

Why should I choose 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
  • 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
  • Childcare vouchers, our Bike to Work scheme and discounts on meals, shopping, entertainment, and gym memberships are also available

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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