Support Worker - Female

Full time Support Worker position in Colchester- Come and join our new service opening July 2021!

We are looking to support a young woman (19 years old) currently living at home with family to become independent and move into a supported living service by July 2021.

She very much enjoys being socialable and being involved in different activities. This woman is happy, playful and likes people to be close to her, enjoys affection and loves a cuddle. She is very adventurous and likes to give things a go. Whilst at home she enjoys watching TV, Dublex bricks, dolls, slap stick videos, arts and crafts and many more!

She is mostly non-verbal, uses PEC cards and will imitate Makaton. She communicates via gestures and symbolic noises. She can say a few words verbally and understands English and Cantonese. She needs prompting and guidance with personal care but can do this independently.

This will be a 1:1 24/7 service. Shift patterns will be between 7am-10pm and no expectation to do waking nights or sleep in shifts.

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

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