Relief Support Worker - Gateshead

D011627
£9.99 - £9.99 Per Hour
Gateshead
England, North East England, Tyne and Wear
Relief
Closing Date: July 28, 2021
Relief Support Worker - Gateshead

Relief Support Worker - Female

£9.99 per hour

Gateshead

Are you looking for a career where you can make a real and meaningful difference to the lives of others but you’re not able to commit to a permanent role? Perhaps you’re considering a permanent role in the future but right now you need the flexibility to work around other commitments?

Joining as a Relief Support Worker at Dimensions is a fantastic career choice that allows you to do just that!

You’ll receive full training and support every step of the way, making us a fantastic employer if you’re looking for a career change, are re-entering the workforce after a break, or if you have some fantastic experience under your belt already and you’re looking for your next challenge – whatever your level of experience, we’d love to hear from you! 

Whilst you’re under no obligation to accept shifts, we do ask that you’re committed to supporting our permanent teams by working shifts where possible. Relief Support Workers are crucial members of the team that ensure consistent care across all services during busy periods, when permanent staff are unwell or on leave and they really do make the world of difference – seeing a friendly and familiar face is so important to the people we support when permanent team members aren’t available.

If this sounds like just the role you’re looking for, then why not apply now to join our fabulous relief team in Gateshead where we currently support two lovely ladies in their 20s in the NE8 and NE10 post code areas. Both ladies have a learning disability and one of the ladies also has autism, epilepsy and can display some behaviours that others may find challenging.

The ladies are a real pleasure to support and have similar interests including spending time with their families, playing computer games and they have a love for animals (especially dogs). One of the ladies attends dog training classes which she loves!  

Both ladies are independent when it comes to their personal care but they require support with meal preparation, medication administration, grocery shopping, finances and household tasks including cooking, cleaning and laundry.

Shifts often start at 9am one day and finish at 9am the following day with a sleep over shift included. Day shifts start at 11am and finish at 7pm.

The base pay rate as a relief worker is £8.91 per hour but as you accrue your annual leave as you work, you will be paid £9.99 per hour. 

There is free street parking available for staff cars (although you do not need to be able to drive for this role) and good public transport links.  

For further information about the role, please contact Jane on 07825 844 404.

Your rewards

Dimensions is proud to be one of very few social care organisations that are members of the Great Places to Work programme 2019, 2020 & 2021.

A full list of rewards can be found in the job description attached.

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

Applications will be reviewed upon receipt and interviews will take place until the positions are filled. If you’re excited by this opportunity, don’t delay, apply today! We look forward to receiving your application.

  • 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.

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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