Support Worker

D013303
£10.45 - £10.45 Per Hour
Rochford
England, East of England, Essex
Permanent
Closing Date: December 17, 2021
Support Worker

We are opening a new service in Rochford, Essex! Come and join a brand new team of Support Workers and be part of a valued community. 

If you are looking for a career in Support Work or Social Care and you understand the impact you can have in the local community delivering excellent support, we would like to hear from you! 

Dimensions is a leading social care provider in England and Wales, supporting people with learning disabilities and autism. We believe that people are the most important part of everything we do and we need someone brilliant to help us do great things as a Support Worker in Rochford.

We can offer any of the following hours:

Full time (37.5 hours)

Part time ( we can offer anything from 7.5-30 hours per week)

Relief/Bank work (Flexible working hours)

Pay

£9.34 per hour

10% overtime payment if working over 37.5 hours per week

What does being a Support Worker at Dimensions involve?

Our supported living services need your creativity, your passion and your commitment to take our services to the next level. There’s lots to get your teeth into with the delivery of high quality, innovative support, but you will have lots of guidance and expertise to make sure you get there.

As a member of our operations team you will be responsible for supporting people with learning disabilities and autism to have a great life. You won’t just care for them; you’ll support them to achieve their goals, and that can bring enormous job satisfaction. 

The people we support and the people who work with us are at the heart of everything we do. To recruit Support Workers we use a values led recruitment process. This means we’re looking at who you are rather than what you bring. We want to make sure you connect with, and have similar interests to, the person you might support. 

This new service will be supporting adults with different level of needs to access the community, gain living skills, identifying new outcomes and being an active part of the local community. 

Working at this friendly, fantastic service, you can expect day to day roles and responsibilities such as;

  • Helping, encouraging, supporting and teaching the people we support to do their housework, including cleaning and laundry.
  • Supporting people with their medication.
  • You will help the people we support to shop for things they wish to buy including their clothes and food, and to prepare their meals as required
  • Supporting, encouraging and teaching people to maintain personal and intimate care as required, such as dressing themselves, showering/bathing, using the toilet, etc.

Contract type and shift patterns will be discussed with you during the interview process and you will be matched to people we support in line with hours and patterns of shifts you are able to work.

But – why would I choose to work for Dimensions?

Dimensions have all of the resources and expertise of a large organisation, but with the local support and structures of a much smaller one. We are a not-for-profit enterprise committed to developing and rewarding our colleagues. So, if you are right for this role, we will offer:

  • Up to 30 days’ annual leave entitlement (including bank holidays)
  • Access to discounts on high street shopping, cinema tickets and meals out
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Pension scheme, Long Service Awards and Life Assurance.
  • Employee recognition scheme ‘Inspiring people’
  • A driving scheme (30 hours driving lessons, one theory and practical test paid for)

About you

Successful candidates will work well with the people we support with a person centered approach. No previous experience necessary.

Apply now

  • 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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