Relief Support Worker
Dimensions is proud to be one of very few social care organisations that are members of the Great Places To Work programme 2019.
Enjoy a flexible working life, making a positive difference to the lives of the people you support. Join our team of Relief Support Workers, fitting your working hours around your other life and family commitments.
We are looking for support workers who enjoy and have the skills to facilitate activities and groups that could involve music, dance, sports, swimming, art, communication methods, gardening, cooking, drama, sensory integration and more. The list is endless as what we do is shaped around the people we support and their aspirations and goals. Our team support people with their personal care, eating and drinking needs, medication and communication to enable them to take part in any activity they choose and to remove barriers to enable support in community settings. Linking in and building relationships with families, other professionals and providers, charities and social groups in the community is also a big part of the role, as working in partnership is an important part of our support in the community.
We cover a range of shifts & offer full time, part time and relief contracts to suit what you're looking for and would also consider students who are interested in doing work expererience with us. We offer fantastic benefits, training and a great team environment. We don't require you to have lots of previous experience however we will need you to have a positive attitude and be passionate about improving the live's of the people we support. We support over 900 adults with learning disabilities across Somerset underpinned by our values - courage, independence, partnership, integrity and ambition. We are looking for people who share our values and can support someone to have the life they want to live.
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.
A full list of rewards can be found in the job description attached.
If being a Relief Support Worker sounds like you, we’d love to hear from you. Please read the attached job description and person specification. It then couldn’t be simpler - just click on the button below to complete the application process. Or If you have any questions and would like to discuss the role in more detail, please call Zara Elliott (Relief and Agency Coordinator) on 0300 303 9202.
- An enhanced DBS disclosure will be required for this role, the cost of which will be incurred by Discovery.
- 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.
- We now have British Sign Language (BSL) translated videos for all of our recruitment communications.
- Holiday enhancement, night enhancement