Support Worker

Dim/20557
£12.00 Per Hour
Bridgend
Wales, South Wales, Bridgend
Permanent, Contract, Relief, Part Time
Hours per week: 25.0
Closing Date: July 09, 2024
Support Worker

Lovely opportunity for a part-time Support Worker to join a small, dedicated team working with just one gentleman in Brackla, Bridgend CF31 2QR

  • £12.00 per hour. Sleep nights are paid at £45.00 per night
  • Part-Time - 25hours a week
  • Day & sleep-in shifts (paid at an additional £45 per night)
  • It is essential that you hold a full, manual UK or EU Licence to be able as the person you will be supporting ask that you are able to drive his mobility vehicles.

We are looking for an experienced, proactive, confident, engaging and caring person to join a close-knit support team in Brackla.  You will be supporting ‘Tom’, a gentleman in his 60’s with a learning disability, autism and some mobility needs, to live his best life - the life that he chooses to live.  

Tom really enjoys sensory activities and going to watch Cardiff City Football play. He tends to like his own space when he is at home, and asks that you respect his need for tranquillity within his home. That said, he loves you to share banter with him and if you regularly sneeze then you will have him chuckling away!!! Tom very much enjoys going out in his car, so it is essential that you are a driver.  He will enjoy you supporting him to go bowling, peddle power and to sit with him and people watch – if you can people watch in a train station then you will also indulge his passion for trains!

Tom needs a staff team who understand the need for his support plan to be followed closely – you will need to be trained in positive behaviour support, to minimise behaviours of distress that Tom can experience.

Shift Patterns – Tom asks that you are able to support him through a 24-hour shift pattern, which is 3pm-3pm. You would sleep in his house, to be on hand in case of emergency.  During the day, a second member of Tom’s support team will work alongside you, usually 8am-7pm; but on Tuesdays and Fridays, when Tom attends day services, he only needs you to be there for him before 9am and after 3pm.  

Every day will be different, and rewarding, as you encourage and empower Tom to be actively engaged in every aspect of his daily live – this will include accompanying to favoured activities, supporting with daily living skills, administering medication and supporting with personal care and mobility assistance, if needed.

At Dimensions, we believe it is who you are as a person – and the difference you can bring to lives of the people you will be supporting – that is more important than experience. Whether you are new to support work, or have supported people previously, we want to hear from you!   We will give you all the training you need to be become an amazing support worker for the people you will be working with.   You will find no other role more personally fulfilling, and professionally rewarding, than becoming a Support Worker with Dimensions. 

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, the shifts available, and the people we support, please contact our Internal Resourcing Consultant, Ronnie Lillywhite on Ronnie.lillywhite@dimensions-uk.org

Apply now or please share this vacancy with someone you think would make an amazing Support Worker!

The position will be filled as soon as Tom finds his new support worker

  • 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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