Support Worker

Dim/20688
£11.66 Per Hour
Darlington
England, North East England, County Durham
Permanent
Hours per week: 37.5
Closing Date: July 26, 2024
Support Worker

Support Worker

Darlington, DL1

£11.66 per hour

Full Time, days and sleep ins

Full training provided – no previous experience needed!  

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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! 

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Who will I be supporting?

  • You will be supporting 3 gentlemen in their 50s – 80s, with learning disabilities and autism to live independently within their supported living home
  • They enjoy watching or attending different sport events, from football to snooker and darts. They also enjoy anything to do with cars, buses, trains and Planes.
  • They thoroughly enjoy listening to and attending live music events, such as Elvis and The Beetles.
  • They are looking for support workers who share similar interests in the things they like to do, who can join them in supporting there much loved football teams, Newcastle / Hartlepool and Arsenal!

What will I be doing?

  • You will be supporting them with their daily routines
  • Providing encouragement in promoting their independence, allowing them to live their lives how they wish to choose and support in achieving any goals they set themselves
  • You will provide promotion and prompting of personal care, with some support when required
  • Supporting with meal preparation, general duties such as cleaning and laundry
  • You will be involved in medication administration along with administering insulin for diabetes

Shift time/patterns

  • 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 that vary from 10am to 3pm, 10am-4pm, or possibly 8 or 9pm finishes.
  • Flexibility is key as on a weekend day shift as these could vary depending on football matches.
  • Rotas are provided at least 4 weeks in advance to support a healthy work life balance - something we're very passionate about! 

Why should I choose Dimensions? 

Benefits for Support Workers working with Dimensions include:

  • A competitive payrate with uplift for overtime you chose to work
  • Flexible shift patterns to suit your needs
  • 30 days paid Annual Leave (including public holidays – pro rata for part – time positions)
  • Opportunities for career progression
  • Supported ‘Learn to Drive’ scheme (up to 30 driving lessons, 1 theory/practical test - all paid for by us)
  • We offer a salary advance scheme where you can access up to 50% of the money you've earned before payday. 
  • High Street Discounts – Retail and Entertainment (supermarkets, hospitality, pubs, cinema etc.)
  • Life Assurance and Company Pension
  • Industry leading training
  • Enhanced DBS paid for by us

Other important information:

Applications are reviewed upon receipt and interviews will take place until the positions are filled
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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