Support Worker Canterbury

D013691
£9.50 - £9.50 Per Hour
Canterbury
England, South East England, Kent
Permanent
Closing Date: January 21, 2022
Support Worker Canterbury

New Year, new career - are you looking for a rewarding career and wanting to make a difference? Or are you looking for some extra work at the weekends? Dimensions is looking for thoughtful, caring and inspiring people to join our team of Support Workers in Harbledown area of Canterbury. Our lovely Support Workers at Dimensions are making dreams come true everyday!

Dimensions supported living service is situated in the village of Harbledown roughly twenty minutes from the city of Canterbury, it comprises of five separate self-contained flats and a communal area, alongside an office and sleeping room for support staff. The Dimensions staff provide 24 hour support to two ladies and three gentlemen with a variety of needs including epilepsy, supporting them with all of their daily living needs including personal care and a variety of activities. 4 of the people we're supporting are over the age of 60 and they love spending time in the garden growing plants and vegetables, recently having a sunflower growing contest to celebrate the summer! They enjoy going out for coffee, to the cinema, visiting the local church and are going to a local music festival in the coming weeks. 1 of the people we're supporting is a college student so she does attend classes during the week and might need support with coursework. 

Some of the people we support use hoists and wheelchairs so candidates must be comfortable with delivering a high level of physical support, full training to use additional equipment will be given. Candidates must be comfortable with lone working as you may be working 1:1 with someone we support, for example taking them to the supermarket on their own. 

We work on a rotational basis and the shifts at this service will be a mixture of earlies (7:00am - 2:30pm), lates (2:15pm - 9:30pm), waking nights, sleep ins and long days. The rate of pay is £9.50 per hour and we are looking for full time, permanent candidates for 37.5 hours per week. 

We are looking for candidates who hold a full, clean UK driving license as all of the people we support in the service have their own vehicles which support workers will be expected to drive.

If you would like to be our next Hero, we would love to hear from you. 

Why work for Dimensions?

We are passionate about investing in your training and career development. Our training covers essential skills and knowledge to provide support in line with the Care Certificate. Alongside our excellent training & qualifications programme, we also offer: 

  • Work in one location that helps you to build meaningful working relationships.
  • Free enhanced DBS check.
  • Access to award winning Aspire career development programme.
  • Recommend a friend reward of £500.
  • Up to 35 days annual leave (including Bank Holidays).

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

Want to apply for this role?

If this sounds like you, we’d love to hear from you. Please click on the button below to complete the application process.  Please note that we will try to review and shortlist all applications as we receive them and respond as quickly as possible. 

  • 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.
  • We now have British Sign Language (BSL) translated videos for all of our recruitment communications.

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