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Support Worker- Leeds (BB-BEBD3)

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Support WorkerLeedsPart-time, 16-32 hours per weekApply online Note: this is a new service and there will be a 10-week transition period whereby you will complete all mandatory training, specialised training and commence shadow shifts. The transition is anticipated to start in April. More information will be provided at the phone screen or interview stage. Are you an empathetic, non-judgemental person with the ability to maintain appropriate boundaries? Are you able to motivate others in a consistent and calm manner? Are you able to think on your feet? If so, this may be the team for you!We are looking for energetic and resilient Support Workers to join a brand-new team in the Leeds area, supporting a young lady in her 20s who has a learning disability, complex mental health needs (personality disorder) and a forensic history.She loves being around animals and has goals to volunteer as a dog walker and own her own cat. She also really enjoys PlayStation and Nintendo Switch games and will often seek your advice on how she can get to the next level! She’s a very sociable and chatty person and likes to be out and about and getting involved in a range of activities.Transitioning to Dimensions will be a big change for this young lady and it’s likely that she will display behaviour that others may find challenging. We’re looking for Support Workers with previous experience of challenging behaviour, or people who are committed and willing to learn, so that we can support her in the best way possible.This is a challenging and demanding role that requires you to draw on your compassion, resilience and non-judgemental attitude. You will need a sound understanding of risk management to maintain appropriate structures and boundaries that will enable you to support this young lady to reach her goals. We have no doubt that being part of this young lady’s progress will be incredibly rewarding!We recruit based on values so whilst previous experience is always welcome, it’s certainly not essential, as full training, support and enrolment on the necessary qualifications will be provided. We just need you to come with an open mind, shared values and an eagerness to learn.The shifts may vary but are likely to be from 10am one day until 10am the following day, which a sleep over shift from 11pm – 7am included. There will also be day shifts, waking nights, weekends and your share of bank holidays. We’re looking for people who can be as flexible as possible to work a combination of shifts. Rotas are completed 4 weeks in advance and there will always be two Support Workers on shift at a time.If you have any further questions and would like to discuss the role in more detail, please call Lauren on 07943713039.Your main duties will be:To complete and follow comprehensive support plans to ensure positive outcomes for the people we supportTo establish appropriate community connections and support the development of positive relationships for the person we supportUse your interpersonal skills to help people to make positive choices, develop self-help, confidence, and independenceBuild good working relationships with the people we support, their friends and families, your colleagues and external organisations involved with the people you supportShow empathy and awareness for others’ individuality, beliefs and cultures and recognise and challenge any bias, prejudice and discrimination.RewardsTo see how you will be rewarded for your hard work and commitment, please see the attached job description which details the full list of employee benefits.At Dimensions we’re proud to be one of very few social care organisations that are members of the Great Places to Work programme 2019 & 2020.Apply nowYou can find out more about the role and Dimensions via the attached job description and person specification.Applications will be shortlisted on receipt and interviews will be held until the posts are filled so don’t delay, click Apply today!An enhanced DBS disclosure will be required for this role, the cost of which will be incurred by DimensionsWe welcome applications from everyone and value diversity in our workforceAs 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 employeesAs part of our commitment to making reasonable adjustments we can offer support to complete your application in one of our offices using assistive technologyWe now have British Sign Language (BSL) translated videos for all of our recruitment communicationsIn response to the unprecedented events we are currently experiencing due to the spread of Coronavirus COVID-19, at this time we will be conducting our interviews via video calls

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