Support Worker

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DIMENSIONS
Location
Newcastle Upon Tyne
Posted
10 Mar 2019
Closes
27 Mar 2019
Sector
Charity
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Start your day knowing you'll make a difference - join our team of Support Workers in Newcastle and create a positive difference that improves the life for the people we support.

We are offering a range of different hours to support a young man who is moving into one of our core and cluster houses.

24/7 support is required with day shifts, waking nights and sleep-ins.

Personal care, manual handling (including pushing a wheelchair) is a daily task for Support Workers within this service.

The young man is currently leaving school and moving into his own home with us at Dimensions. He has learning difficulties and requires support around his medication, finances, menu planning including a healthy diet, plus helping him access the community.

Wheelchair use is required while out in the community however not used when in the house.

The rate of pay is currently £7.83 per hour but will be increasing to £8.21 as of 1st April.

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 being a Support Worker sounds like you, we’d love to hear from you. The attached job description, person specification and additional information will provide you with lots of information on the role and Dimensions. To apply it couldn’t be simpler - just click on the button below to complete the application process.

If you have any questions and would like to discuss the role in more detail, please call Claire Turrell on 07384 214981.

  • An enhanced DBS disclosure will be required for this role, the cost of which will be incurred by Dimensions.
  • We welcome applications from everyone 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
  • As part of our commitment to making reasonable adjustments we can offer support to complete your application in one of our offices using assistive technology.

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