Seeking a creative and empathic Support Worker in Chippenham
We are looking for a creative and empathic support worker to join the small team who support B, a young man with autism, a profound learning disability, dysphagia, microcephaly and hip dysplasia.
Whilst B does not used words to communicate, he is very able to understand you and to make himself understood through his body language, vocalisations and signing.
B is incredibly intuitive, and is able to sense the mood of his support team – he prefers you to bring your happy and positive personality into his home, and thrives when you engage him in this manner. By building a strong, trusting relationship with B, you will enable him to try new things with you.
B is VERY playful and whilst he does want you to bring a sense of fun and humour to his day, you will need to have the insight to balance your fun vibe with the recognition that B values a calm approach, too - as he can become over stimulated – so being able to tread this fine line is crucial.
B relies on a wheelchair to move around, though within his home, he is able to shuffle on the floor, and enjoys the independence of movement this gives him.
B can struggle to emotionally regulate, and on these occasions, he may express himself through self-harm – so it is key that you are able to pre-empt his frustration by working proactively to support him, in line with his support plan.
As you will be mainly loan working with B, we are seeking people with the highest level of integrity and a genuine interest in delivering person centred support to enable B to live his best life.
Every day will be different, and rewarding, as you encourage and empower B to be actively engaged in every aspect of his daily life – this will include finding creative ways to encourage him to ‘give things a try’, supporting with daily living skills, administering medication and supporting with his intimate personal care and mobility assistance.
This is a role will also see you spending some time in our other local homes to ensure your skills stay sharp and you continue to develop and gain from the wealth of experience that our wider teams can offer.
At Dimensions, we believe it is who you are as a person – and the difference you can bring to lives of the people you will be supporting – that is more important than experience. Whether you are new to support work, or have supported people previously, we want to hear from you! We will give you all the training you need to be become an amazing support worker for the people you will be working with. You will find no other role more personally fulfilling, and professionally rewarding, than becoming a Support Worker with Dimensions.
Dimensions is proud to be one of very few social care organisations that are accredited by the Great Places To Work programme in 2023 – now 5 years in a row! On top of on-going, fully-funded training and mentoring, we offer all our colleagues generous benefits; job satisfaction and job security, genuine career prospects, and an inclusive, caring work environment that celebrates diversity, champions mental well-being, and encourages employee recognition.
For further information about the role, the shifts available, and the people we support, please contact our Resourcing Consultant, Ronnie Lillywhite on Ronnie.firstname.lastname@example.org
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The position will be filled as soon as the B has support have found his new support worker