Support Worker

£10.50 Per Hour
England, South West England, Somerset
Hours per week: 37.5
Support Worker

If you're looking for a full-time, life-changing, life-enhancing Support Worker role where you can work with a pioneering, award-winning, not-for-profit organisation to make a positive impact every day in the lives of those with learning disabilities and/or autism, then look no further than joining Dimensions, one of the UK's 'Great Places to Work' 2022. Our support workers enjoy not having to worry about costly, time-consuming commutes or having to split their time visiting several homes a day; they experience genuine career progression and opportunities for continual personal and professional growth, plus they revel in having an enviable work-life balance, generous colleague benefits, and appreciate working with like-minded people who champion inclusivity, mental health well-being, and who celebrate diversity. 

About the Role

In the small, lively and very friendly village of Combe Down, Bath (BA2), live the three ladies that, alongside your new colleagues, you'll be supporting. The atmosphere in their property is very homely, and each lady enjoys an active lifestyle, for instance; they attend a day centre once a week, attend church on Sundays, they love swimming, rollerskating, going for meals out, and visiting the cinema. Two of the ladies we support are wheelchair users, experience epilepsy, have profound needs, and have communication needs. The ladies also share a mobility vehicle which, if you have a manual drivers license, you might be asked to drive to help them get out and about more and make amazing memories. 

What you'll do as a Dimensions Support Worker

  • Empower and encourage these wonderful ladies so that they may live their best lives - the lives that they choose to experience. You'll achieve this by being actively - and enthusiastically - involved in every aspect of their daily lives come day or night (i.e., supporting them with shopping, accompanying them to appointments and on trips, motivating them to take up new hobbies and achieve their dreams, helping  them with their housework, etc.)
  • Respectfully provide intimate personal care, prompting and mobility assistance when required (this can include the use of hoists)
  • Prepare healthy, nurtritious meals 
  • Administer medication (after training)
  • Write and maintain written records (i.e., observation logs, risk assessments, and financial records, etc.)
  • Safeguard the people we support so that they are always happy and comfortable, and that the environments they're in are always clean, sanitary, and safe.

For further information about the role, shifts, and the ladies we support, please contact Anna Wyatt on 

What you'll bring to the role

  • Sincerity - Experience of working in adult care is a bonus, but what we're more interested in is that you have a genuine interest in - and a passion for - providing personalised support 
  • Ambition - You'll be keen to make a positive impact every day to the people you support, their families, and your colleagues. You'll also be keen to continue with your personal and professional development
  • Professionalism - You always act with courage, respect, and integrity
  • Attitude - You'll be a calm, resilient, patient person with a positive and upbeat attitude
  • Other Requirements - Great communication skills, strong interpersonal talents, and an ability to work well within a close-knit team

The Honest Bit 

At Dimensions, we value candor; which is why we want to tell you that whilst being a support worker is a deeply fulfilling and meaningful role - a role that gives you purpose, and a true sense of accomplishment and satisfaction - it is a job that will, on occasion, push you to your emotional and physical limits. Bonding with people; sharing your life with them, and learning the true art of care, can be both a blessing and a bane. But, for those resilient and courageous enough to recognise that if something makes you feel nervous and asks you to push yourself in order to grow - then it's absolutely something worth doing - despite the possible challenges.

So, if you're sincere about starting a career in care or you're an experienced carer looking to work with a pioneering, award-winning organsiation who cares just as much about you as we do the people we support, don't let nerves hold you back from applying! We can - and will - support you in achieving your aspirations; we will help you live a better life too. 

How We'll Support You

At Dimensions, you'll be pleased to hear that the outstanding levels of support we've become known for also extends to each of our colleagues. So, with us, you can rest assured knowing that anything is possible here, and that there are no glass ceilings to hold you back from achieving great things.

Other reasons to join us: 

  • No more time-consuming, costly commutes to worry about - you'll only be supporting people in this one home
  • No experience necessary - we provide on-going, fully-funded training and mentoring to help you reach your full potential
  • Genuine career prospects - at Dimensions, we'll motivate and support you to get you to where you want to be in your career
  • Job satisfaction - our roles are not only richly rewarding, we ensure our colleagues have enviable work-life balances too!
  • Generous colleague benefits - including discounted health and dental care; up to 35 days holiday, financial support in learning to drive, and monthly colleague recognition schemes, etc. 
  • A positive, inclusive and supportive work environment that champions mental health wellbeing and celebrates diversity

Further Information

  • 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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