Support Worker

£9.50 - £9.50 Per Hour
England, South West England, Dorset
Closing Date: December 07, 2021
Support Worker

We are looking for Female Support Workers to support females in their own homes in Christchurch and Southbourne.  There are part time or full time positions available and your hours will be worked across the two houses, but full training and shadowing is given for each house. Shifts can vary from early's, lates and there is a requirement to work a sleep in shift and every other weekend.  Flexible working patterns can be considered but must be discussed at interview.

The 2 ladies who live in Southbourne have profound and multiple learning and physical disabilities.  They require support with all aspects of their life and all training is provided.  They are older ladies who enjoy quiet trips out for a drink or a walk and are supported by a kind, caring and well established team who know them very well.

There are also 2 ladies who live in their own bungalow in Christchurch.  Both ladies have severe learning disabilities and minor physical disabilities.  

One of the ladies has downs-syndrome as well as learning disabilities.  She can communicate verbally using some key words that she knows.  She really enjoys socialising, drinking tea and coffee, having treats and has a real drive for enjoying her life and so she needs someone to support her to do this by taking her to the activities she enjoys, supporting her with personal care needs and getting dressed, supporting her to learn new skills and strengthen the skills she has learnt such as pouring her own drink of milk as well as supporting her to maintain a clean and safe home.

The other lady who lives with her is non-verbal and has very limited mobility so mostly uses a wheelchair.  However she can weight-bare and so can transfer from her wheelchair to other chairs, bed, bath etc.  She can also walk using staff and equipment to support her and she has a walking frame and walking belt for this.  This lady needs a lot of sensory stimulation in her life and so enjoys playing with sensory toys but also really enjoys going out to various activities such as sailing, swimming, and horse-carriage riding. 

Both ladies are supported by a well-established team of staff who have known them for many years.  The team are very warming, welcoming and knowledgeable and would be a great support to someone who is new to care or new to supporting these ladies.

Dimensions are one of the country’s largest not-for-profit organisation supporting people with learning difficulties, autism and complex needs and we are driven by our values.  People with learning disabilities and their families are at the heart of everything we do.

Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity, apply today.

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

"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. 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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