Support Worker

£11.66 - £11.66 Per Hour
England, North East England, County Durham
Permanent, Part Time
Hours per week: 37.5
Closing Date: April 18, 2024
Support Worker

Support Worker

Darlington, DL3 (20 min walk from North Road, Darlington Train Station)

£11.66 per hour (From 01/04/2024)

Full Time / Part-time

Full training provided – no previous experience needed!  


Do you want to make a difference in someone’s life? If so, you'd be a great fit for our friendly team in Darlington! 


Who will I be supporting?

  • You will be supporting 3 gentlemen and 2 ladies with learning disabilities and autism to live independently.
  • They love train watching, art, sensory activities (sand, slime), going to the cinema and the occasional swim.

What will I be doing?

  • You will be supporting them to live their lives how they choose, to be themselves and to achieve their goals
  • You will also be supporting them with their food shopping, paying bills, and domestic tasks such as cooking, cleaning, and laundry 
  • This role will also involve administering medication and providing full personal care.

What shifts are available? 

  • We currently we provide support through 24-hour shifts starting at 10am one day and finishing at 10am the following day with a sleepover included.
  • There are also some day shifts from 7.30am-9.30pm
  • Shorter shifts are also available so colleagues will need to be flexible and available for all shifts
  • Rotas are provided at least 4 weeks in advance to support a healthy work life balance - something we're very passionate about! 

Why choose Dimensions? 

  • We offer 30 days annual leave pro rata with the option to buy and sell leave
  • If you refer a friend to us and if they’re successfully employed, you’ll receive a £200 bonus
  • We offer paid training and options to further develop your career through funded accredited courses
  • Childcare vouchers, our Bike to Work scheme and discounts on meals, shopping, entertainment, and gym memberships are also available
  • We’re a values-driven organisation that puts people with learning disabilities and their families at the heart of everything we do
  • We care about our colleagues and are passionate about our comprehensive well-being strategy and staff listening network
  • Dimensions are 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 & 2022

Other important information:

  • Applications are reviewed upon receipt and interviews will take place until the positions are filled
  • Where mentioned, gender is considered to be a genuine occupational requirement in accordance with paragraph 1 of Schedule 9 of the Equality Act 2010
  • An enhanced DBS disclosure will be required for this role, the cost of which will be incurred by Dimensions
  • We welcome applications from everyone with 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
  • 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 if you require adjustments
  • British Sign Language (BSL) translated videos are available for all of our recruitment communications

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