Specialist Support Worker

£14.47 Per Hour
England, South West England, Dorset
Hours per week: 37.5
Closing Date: August 07, 2024
Specialist Support Worker

Specialist Support Worker


Dorchester & Weymouth

Increased rate of £14.47 per hour

Are you an experienced Support Worker looking to progress your career?  Do you enjoy working in varied locations, supporting people to achieve their goals and celebrate their successes?  At Dimensions, we are recruiting Specialist Support Workers to work across multiple locations in Dorchester and Weymouth.

Providing high levels of care for adults with complex support needs, Specialist Support Workers are strong team players with experience in positive practice leadership, supporting adults who experience behaviours of distress, and assisting with service development.

Contributing towards assessments of needs and gathering behavioural data, the role of Specialist Support Worker involves working in conjunction with the Locality Development Manager, relevant professionals, and family members, to help develop personalised support plans and skilled support teams.

Due to the nature of the role and the areas we cover, a driver's license and access to a vehicle are. essential.

Specialist Support Worker skills and qualities:

  • A full UK driving license and access to a vehicle is essential for this role.
  • Experience in supporting individuals who experience behaviours of distress is essential for this role.
  • Must hold a Level 3 NVQ in Health & Social Care or be willing to work towards it.
  • Experience in positive practice leadership.
  • Good working knowledge of active support.
  • Experience in supporting complex behavioural needs.
  • IT literate.

Specialist Support Worker duties may include, but are not limited to:

  • Supporting people to learn and develop skills.
  • Assisting the people we support with many different aspects of their lives.
  • Contribute towards the development of support plans care packages.
  • Demonstrate positive practice leadership and support colleague development.
  • Work flexibly with multiple location to support growth and continuity.

Specialist Support Worker benefits include:

  • 30 days annual leave pro rata with option to buy and sell leave.
  • £500 bonus Refer A Friend scheme.
  • Paid training and options for further development including accredited courses.
  • Bike To Work scheme and discounts on meals, shopping, entertainment, gym membership and mobile phone tariffs.
  • Salary advance scheme where you can access up to 50% of the money you have earned before payday.

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, 2020, 2021 & 2022

Applications are reviewed upon receipt and interviews will take place until the positions are filled.  For more information please call Samuel Eccles on 07384 217 727

For advertising purposes the title of this advert is “Specialist Support Worker”, but your official title within the organisation will be “Complex Support Practitioner”.

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  • 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. Please contact the Resourcing Consultant Team on 03003039150.

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