Support Worker

Dim/20269
£13.20 - £14.31 Per Hour
Swansea
Wales, South Wales, Swansea
Permanent, Contract, Relief, Part Time
Hours per week: 37.5
Closing Date: April 18, 2024
Support Worker

Seeking experienced and respectful Support Workers in Llanmorlais, Swansea

  • Full-time or part-time hours (minimum 22.5 hours per week)
  • Current pay rate of £13.00 per hour is increasing to £14.31 on 01/04/2024; Sleep nights are paid at £45 per night
  • Flexible shifts available, ensuring 24 hour support is provided from 07:00-22:00 and then 22:00-07:00 (Wake night and Sleep night)
  • It is essential that you hold a full, manual UK or EU Manual Driving Licence from a designated country, as the people you will be supporting ask that you are able to drive their mobility vehicles.

Dimensions are proud to have been chosen to provide the support for two rather incredible gentlemen in Llanmorlais, Swansea. 

We are building a new team of support workers, who have experience of supporting people who can have complex emotional responses. It is essential that you are able work with the utmost respect, integrity and compassion and crucially, that you understand how important it is to work closely with your colleagues, our external partners and families.

M and P live in a two story home, with an annexe, and lovely gardens to both the front and the rear of the property. Positioned just by the Loughor estuary, there are beautiful local walks, pubs and shops all within walking distance. 

M is a 34 year old gentleman with a mild Learning Disability, autism and ADHD, who enjoys physical activities and also relaxing at home.  He has a keen interest in old car restoration, so if you are handy with a spanner, all the better! M needs you to be patient and empathic as he needs you to understand that he requires time to process, and make sense of information, and his surroundings. He will also need your gentle encouragement to manage a healthy diet.  M has a delightful sense of humour, is known to be mischievous and thrives on making you laugh.  M enjoys a very close relationship with his parents. He will be delighted if you share his passion for watching sport and playing the Xbox!

P is a 46 year old gentleman, with Smith-Magenis Syndrome, diabetes, and a hearing impediment and uses both words and signing to communicate with those around him.  He very much enjoys his karaoke machine – so if you can hold a tune (or not!!) you will fit in a treat!  P prefers to communicate using short sentences, signs and gestures. He is generally happy and sociable and has a very close relationship with his brother.  At times, P does need to enjoy the calming solitude of his own company and will communicate this to you if he is feeling the need for some down time.

To become part of M and P’s support team, you will need to be able to demonstrate:

  • a sound understanding of the complexities of autism, ADHD and anxiety.
  • a positive approach to risk taking
  • a good understanding of positive behaviour support
  • an empathic ability to enable people, who can struggle to regulate their emotions, to feel grounded and secure.
  • are willing to undertake Positive Behaviour Management practical & theoretical training
  • excellent communication skills; an awareness of how to support a person with a hearing impairment would be ideal

In addition you will:

  • enjoy supporting with physical activities such as cycling, walking, trampolining
  • have a strong sense of the importance of maintaining relationships with family and friends
  • be able to work as part of a large team and follow clear support guidance
  • understand, and not take personally, behaviours of distress which may be displayed
  • be comfortable to provide intimate personal care respectfully
  • have a full UK driving licence, as both M & P have their own vehicles which they ask that you are able to drive

Dimensions is proud to be one of very few social care organisations that are accredited by the Great Places To Work programme in 2023 – now 5 years in a row! On top of on-going, fully-funded training and mentoring, we offer all our colleagues generous benefits; job satisfaction and job security, genuine career prospects, and an inclusive, caring work environment that celebrates diversity, champions mental well-being, and encourages employee recognition.

For further information about the role, please contact the our Internal Reourcing Consultant ronnie.lillywhite@dimensions-uk.org

Apply now or please share this vacancy with someone you think would make an amazing Support Worker for M and P

The positions will be filled as soon as the M & P have found their new support workers

  • An enhanced DBS disclosure will be required for this role, 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
  • We offer a salary advance scheme where you can access up to 50% of the money you've earned before payday.
  • 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.

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