Support Worker

D015934
£10.56 Per Hour
Caversham,Reading
England, South East England, Berkshire
Permanent
Hours per week: 25.0
Closing Date: September 05, 2022
Support Worker

Are you a support worker looking for a new role? Maybe you're a domiciliary or shared lives carer who's disheartened at having to split your time visiting several homes a day and not being able to fully bond and have a positive impact with the people you support? Maybe you've never worked in care before but you've always wanted to join the sector?

Either way; if you're looking for a more fulfilling role - a role where you can have a positive impact every day in the lives of those with learning disabilities and/or autism in your local community; a role with no more time-consuming, costly commutes working with an award-winning, not-for-profit organisation whose exceptional levels of care not only extend to the people we support but also to you, then our part-time Support Worker role in Reading is the perfect opportunity for the life-enhancing change you've been searching for!

The Role

We're looking for a compassionate, patient, and resilient person - someone bright and upbeat, with great people and communication skills who demonstrates courage and ambition - to join our close-knit team of support workers based in Reading to work with us for a minimum of 25 hours per week. Shifts will include long days (12-hour shifts) and regular sleep ins (2 - 3 per week). 

By working in close partnership with the people who've welcomed us into their home; their families, and your new colleagues, you'll be expected to:

  • Empower and encourage the people we support to live their best lives - the lives that they choose to live. You'll achieve this by being actively and enthusiastically engaged with everything they wish to do, including; being involved in their hobbies, accompanying them on days out and to appointments, supporting them with their finances, and encouraging them to try new things and achieve their aspirations. Most of all, you'll help them feel happy, be healthy, and make great memories. 
  • Respectfully provide prompting, personal care, mobility assistance and meal-time support if/when required.
  • Administer medications if/when required.
  • On nights, ensure that "keeping safe" checks are completed
  • Safeguard the people we support so that they are always comfortable, and that the environments they're in are always clean, sanitary, and safe from risks
  • Write and maintain records i.e., observation logs, risk assessments, financial records, etc. 

For more information about the role; the people we support, and available shifts, please contact Benjamin Horner-Halliday on benjamin.horner-hall@dimensions-uk.org

Why join Dimensions?

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

Apply now - and don't forget to share the vacancy!

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 and if applicable an overseas DBS check, the cost of which will be incurred by Dimensions.

  • We welcome applications from everyone who has the right to work in the UK, 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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