Support Worker

£9.50 Per Hour
England, North East England, County Durham
Closing Date: February 09, 2022
Support Worker

Support Worker
Earn up to £20,192 per year
Part-time, 32 hours per week
Full UK driving licence essential

Do you want to go to work every day knowing that you’re making a difference; knowing that you’re supporting someone to live their life the way they choose?

It takes empathy, compassion, and commitment to be a Support Worker and if these are qualities you already have, then we can provide you with all the training you need to set you up for a fantastic career in social care!

The Role:

In this role, you will be supporting a gentleman with a learning disability to live the life he chooses. He requires support with his mental health and can display behaviours of distress.

He loves attending football matches, going for walks, playing mini golf and cricket with his friends, attending concerts, and singing to karaoke. He also loves going to the theatre to see musicals like Annie and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat. He has access to his own vehicle and as he likes the freedom to be out and about a lot so we’re looking for people who have a full UK driving licence to join his team.

He is quite an independent gentleman who can complete his own personal care and medication with prompts. He requires ongoing support to develop his independent living skills when it comes to cooking, cleaning, laundry, shopping, and budgeting.

The Shifts:

This gentleman requires a staff team who can be flexible with their shifts. His shifts can vary depending on the activities that he wants to do, as well as how he is feeling. Typically, his shifts start at 9-9:30am and are 24 hours long, finishing at 9-9:30am the following day, with the sleepover shift being from 11:30pm – 7:30am. If he requires additional support with his mental health, the sleepover shift can sometimes become a waking night shift so we’re looking for people who have the flexibility to work both types of shifts. You may at times be asked to be on standby for shifts.  

If you have any further questions and would like to discuss the role in more detail, please call Sarah on 07827 982 329.   

The Rewards:

Dimensions are also proud to be one of very few social care organisations that have been recognised by the Great Places to Work programme in 2019, 2020 & 2021. As well as a comprehensive induction, full training and continued support from management, our colleagues have access to:

  • 30 days annual leave
  • Paid training
  • A comprehensive well-being strategy and staff listening network
  • Discounts and cash back on shopping worth £500 a year
  • Childcare vouchers
  • £200 bonus for recommending a friend to us if they go on to be successfully employed
  • Discounts on meals, health clubs, and car, home and travel insurance       

Apply Now:

Applications will be reviewed upon receipt and interviews will take place until the positions are filled. If you’re excited by this opportunity, don’t delay, apply today! We look forward to receiving your application.

  • 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

Other organisations call this role Community Support Worker, Residential Support Worker, Care Worker, Care Assistant, Social Care Worker, Social Care Assistant or, Bank HCA, Healthcare Assistant or Carer.

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