Support Worker - Female

£10.56 - £10.56 Per Hour
England, North East England, Tyne and Wear
Hours per week: 37.5
Closing Date: May 04, 2022
Support Worker - Female

Recruiting Experienced Female Support Workers

£10.56 per hour

Full-time and part-time contracts

Newcastle, NE3

Full UK driving licence essential 


Who will I be supporting? 

  • A fabulous lady in her 30s who lives in her own home in the NE3 area of Newcastle
  • She has autism and can communicate through behaviours of distress
  • She is someone who is most comfortable at home, where she can dance to her favourite 80s music and solve puzzles. She also loves watching Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang on DVD! 

What will I be doing? 

  • You will be supporting her to live her life how he chooses, to be herself, and to achieve her goals 
  • You will be supporting her to increase her independent living skills, which includes personal care, meal preparation, medication administration, budgeting, cooking, cleaning, and laundry
  • She has access to a car to further promote her independence so it's essential that her support team each have a full UK driving licence, are over the age of 25 for business car insurance purposes and are comfortable driving someone else's car  

What shifts are available? 

  • 9am one day to 9am the following day – sleepover shift included
  • Day shifts 9am – 6pm (2:1 support hours)
  • Flexibility to work a combination of these shifts on weekdays and weekends on a rota basis is required
  • Rotas are provided 4 weeks in advance

Why should I choose Dimensions? 

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

How do I apply? 

  • Click “Apply Now” to complete a short application – we look forward to hearing from you!

Other important information:

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

"Gender is considered to be a genuine occupational requirement in accordance with paragraph 1 of Schedule 9 of the Equality Act 2010." 

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