Support Worker (Peripatetic)

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

Do you have experience of supporting people with complex needs/ behaviours that challenge? Do you like supporting a wide range of people and want to be part of something new and exciting?

This is a new and unique, permanent Peripatetic Support Worker role for Dimensions offering an increased rate (Plus a responsibility allowance for flexibility required). As a Peripatetic Support Worker your role will involve reporting directly to the Locality Development Manager and providing support to adults with complex care needs in the Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch region. You will provide a highly skilled, flexible and responsive resource to the region which could arise from business growth or other service specific demands that could arise in complex services.

We currently have 2 full time contracts available. Contracted hours for full time are 37.5 hours, which will ideally include 2 sleep-ins per week. In the main shifts will be allocated one month in advance, although the nature of the role may involve some changes to rota’s in order to react quickly to new support packages and service needs.

Due to the geographical coverage, this role will only be suitable for drivers. Mileage and reasonable travel time is payable

In return for your flexibility, we offer extensive service specific training in addition to a wide range of mandatory training, including autism awareness, positive behavioural support and active support. Our award winning personal development programme is also available for people who wish to further progress their career in social care.

If you have any questions and would like to discuss the role in more detail, please call Nichola Ellison-Bone on 07500088175 or alternatively send your CV for consideration to nichola.ellison-bone@dimensions-uk.org - shortlisting and interviews will be held on receipt

The Dimensions Approach to Support

Our unique “Activate” approach puts decision making closer to the people we support. It sets personalised and challenging goals with them, their families and you, their Support Worker - by teaching new skills and enabling people to try new experiences.

Research has proven that this progressive model is the best way to deliver measurable improvements in the quality of life for people - and you and your colleagues in their support teams. It achieves an increase in active support and meaningful activity for people, a reduction in challenging behaviour - and an increase in your own satisfaction, with over 60% of Support Workers reporting that the 'Activate’ model has increased the quality of their working life.

Simply put, our ‘Activate’ approach offers you a better working life, with the satisfaction that you’ve changed someone’s life for the better, in a role where you can be the best that you can be.


Your rewards

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


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If being a Support Worker sounds like you, we’d love to hear from you. The attached job description, person specification and additional information will provide you with lots of information on the role and Dimensions. To apply it couldn’t be simpler - just click on the button below to complete the application process.

  • 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.

Requirements

  • Support Worker
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