Lead Support Worker

£22,721.31 Per Annum
England, South West England, Somerset
Hours per week: 37.5
Closing Date: April 30, 2022
Lead Support Worker

Lead Support Workers
Salary: £22,721.31 per annum 

We are now recruiting for a Lead/ Senior Support Worker. You will need to work confidently alone and in a variety of settings with people who have a learning disability and or autism, their circle of support, and potential and existing partners. Being able to problem-solve and communicate effectively are therefore vital.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a leading provider supporting adults with learning disabilities across two of our outreach services in Hertfordshire, where you will have access to an excellent training programme, strong career progression and the opportunity to deliver outstanding support.

We welcome applicants who are I.T proficient as all records are managed electronically and to be able to travel and work flexibly to meet people’s needs. You will be part of a team that meets regularly and will also have support from colleagues and the managers.

Applicants must have a valid full driving licence. 

Lead Support Worker Role:

  • Develop effective community links and networks to support and encouraging people to access work, volunteering and a full breadth of opportunities to gain citizenship skills and become involved in their communities independently to meet their own identified ambitions.
  • Working in a supportive manner with colleagues, families and external parties, building trust by being open and honest.
  • To understand each person’s interests, preferences, abilities and support needs and to facilitate and co-ordinate the person-centred planning process.
  • To work collaboratively with partner organisations promoting Dimensions values and objectives.
  • Support the people we support with their personal care and administration of medication when required.
  • You will have to keep some written records, using IT systems as required to help you, including support plans, financial information and health and safety records.
  • Complete timely reviews and respond quickly to requests of support from the people we support, employer or family / circle of support to ensure that the outcomes identified are achieved.
  • Be able and willing to wear all necessary PPE (personal protective equipment) such as surgical face masks, gloves and aprons as required by Dimensions policies.

This list is not exhaustive, for the full job description and person specification please review the attached document.

Why join us?

Dimensions are committed to developing skills and rewarding our staff. We offer:

  • Competitive salary.
  • 30 days annual leave entitlement (including bank holidays), rising to 35 days.
  • Pensions, including a money purchase scheme with employee and employer contributions.
  • A generous sick pay scheme.
  • The opportunity of flexible working.
  • 10% enhancement for working overtime.
  • Sleep-in payments of £37.00 available in addition to basic pay.
  • Paid training with financial bonuses for completion of awards and diplomas.

About us:

Dimensions is about people. We are ambitious for the people we support and our colleagues. We want the people we support to have fulfilling lives and we want our colleagues to have great careers with us. So if you would like to be a part of our team and if you feel that your values match ours, please apply by clicking the button below - upload your CV and we will be in touch. You could soon be making a positive difference every day. If you want more information or just an informal chat about Dimensions and the roles we have available – please contact Ramya on 0300 303 9150 or drop us an email at ramya.giri@dimensions-uk.org

This role requires an enhanced DBS Disclosure, which will be obtained for you by Dimensions. 

Dimensions is an equal opportunities employer that values diversity and is strongly committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all employees and applicants for employment. Dimensions are Disability Confident Committed and we guarantee to interview all applicants who let us know they have a disability and meet the minimum essential criteria for this role. 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 in our offices using assistive technology.

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