Support Worker

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DIMENSIONS
Location
Worthing
Salary
£7.90 - £8.15 Per Hour OTE £20,334.19
Posted
02 Dec 2017
Closes
14 Dec 2017
Sector
Charity
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Are you looking for a new challenge where you can make a real difference? Join us and become part of our team of Support Workers in a brand new service opening in Worthing in January 2018.

Outreach 3 Way is part of Dimensions, one of the largest support providers for people with learning disabilities and people with autism in the country. We are in the process of developing a specialised bespoke support service for three gentlemen with autism and complex behavioural needs.

The service is configured as a two person supported living service and a one person supported living service. You will need to have a calm approach and enjoy building the individuals’ independence at home, as well as pursuing a range of interests including music, gardening, quizzes and football. One gentleman is a “techwhizz”; could you support him to safely enjoy social media?

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a new service and have a real impact on the lives of the people you will be supporting. We have full time, part time and relief hours available. An additional allowance of £13.50 per night will be paid for on-call cover.

If you’d like to find out more, please contact Dee Caulcutt on 07903 549593 or 0300 303 9032 ext. 2728. We are also holding a Welcome Morning on Wednesday 29th November at 10.30-12midday in Lancing - Outreach 3 Way part of Dimensions, Brooklands House(5A), 58 Marlborough Road, Lancing Business Park, Lancing BN15 8AF. No appointment needed.

About the role

• The staff rota will require weekend, bank holiday, sleep-in and on-call cover
• You will support the three gentleman with consistent routines based on clear guidance and understanding of their needs to help maintain the longevity of their tenancy
• All three gentlemen will require their staff team to have full knowledge of their individual needs, wishes and expectations

About you

• A good communicator with an assured communication style
• Confident in working with people who display challenging behaviours
• Patience and tolerance to help manage anxieties (with training support)
• A reliable, trustworthy team player able to accommodate a flexible rota
• Committed to helping people achieve positive outcomes in their lives

You will have

• Experience in supporting people with complex behaviour and autism, or the willingness to learn
• The ability to retain information and implement agreed strategies to ensure consistent care provision

We will provide

• All specialist training giving you the tools to perform the role to the best of your ability in what will be a challenging but rewarding role
• A sector leading benefits package including tax free childcare vouches, in store discounts plus many more benefits

The Dimensions Approach to Support

Our unique “Activate” approach puts decision making closer to the people we support. It sets personalised and challenging goals with them, their families and you, their Support Worker - by teaching new skills and enabling people to try new experiences.

Research has proven that this progressive model is the best way to deliver measurable improvements in the quality of life for people - and you and your colleagues in their support teams. It achieves an increase in active support and meaningful activity for people, a reduction in challenging behaviour - and an increase in your own satisfaction, with over 60% of Support Workers reporting that the `Activate’ model has increased the quality of their working life.

Simply put, our ‘Activate’ approach offers you a better working life, with the satisfaction that you’ve changed someone’s life for the better, in a role where you can be the best that you can be.

Sharing in our Values:

We pride ourselves on being a values based employer. That means we believe passionately in:

Ambition - helping people be the best they can be by:

  • Setting personalised and challenging goals.
  • Teaching new skills and encouraging new experiences.

Courage - being brave enough to make a difference, by:

  • Challenging what you feel is not in the best interest of the person you are supporting.
  • Championing what they want to achieve for themselves - and helping to make it happen.
  • Helping the people we support to explore new things - and supporting them to realise what they can achieve.
  • Giving confidence to people in reaching their goals and not being afraid of new challenges.
  • Inspiring innovation and supporting the courage to be creative.

Integrity - being honest and fair in all the things we do, by:

  • Communicating clearly - adapting what you say and how you say it, so that it’s meaningful for the person you’re supporting.
  • Exercising confidentiality when dealing with vulnerable adults - for example, when managing financial and personal details.

Partnership - working with other people to make a bigger difference, by:

  • Understanding the varying needs and requirements of people with disabilities.
  • Developing positive working relationships with those involved in Dimensions – including those we support, their families and carers, your internal colleagues and external agencies.
  • Working as part of a team.

Respect - treating everyone fairly and knowing that everyone’s voice is important, by:

  • Sharing our commitment to Equal Opportunities for all.
  • Treating all people with dignity and respect.

Those are the qualities that you’ll need to join the team - they’re beliefs shared by everyone who works with us.

If you think this is the right role for you, come and make a difference to people’s lives, every working day!

Your rewards

A full list of rewards can be found in the job description attached.

Apply now

If this sounds like you, we’d love to hear from you. The attached job description, person specification and additional information will provide you with further information. To apply it couldn’t be simpler - just click on the button below to complete the application process. Or, for more information on the role, come along to our Welcome Morning on Wednesday 29th November or call Dee on 07903 549593, email dee.caulcutt@dimensions-uk.org.

  • Dimensions are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the people we support
  • An enhanced DBS disclosure will be required for this role, the cost of which will be incurred by Dimensions. The organisation simply wants everyone to be fairly considered, based on merit, before all checks and risk assessments are made, so don’t be put off, apply and complete the relevant sections and discuss your personal situation confidentially at interview with the hiring manager. The information disclosed will be treated in confidence.
  • Candidates will be required to provide evidence of their identity and eligibility to work in the UK.
  • We welcome applications from everyone and value diversity in our workforce
  • As users of the disability confident scheme, 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.