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WORKING FOR DIREXTIONS

Do you agree that every person is unique and requires differing levels of support and that support should be delivered in a way that best reflects their individual needs? If you can answer yes to this question, then a career with Dirextions may be for you!

Dirextions is always looking to recruit like-minded people into our wider existing team who share our vision, values, can be motivated, caring, compassionate and committed to providing the very best support to the individuals who use our services. 

You will be perfect for our team if you are resilient, supportive and sensitive towards the needs of the individuals that we support and can work using your initiative in sometimes challenging yet rewarding circumstances.

As a support worker for Dirextions you will be providing emotional and practical support to individuals across our service who may be leaving care, have additional needs, for example, a learning disability, autism, mental health needs, challenging behaviour and/or complex health needs.

You will assist them in developing valuable independent living skills. You will follow a detailed and regularly updated individual support plan and provide individuals with support to access activities and learning opportunities of their choice, maintaining and enhancing their local community presence and supporting with practical tasks as identified.

WHY COME & WORK FOR US?

It’s simple! 

  • We offer competitive hourly rates, we’ll make sure you get excellent training and we will support you to progress in your career.
  • We invest our time and energy in both our staff team and the individuals that we support to bring out the best in people and to create a harmonious and enjoyable work environment. 
  • You will receive regular 1:1 session’s with your line manager, and play an active part in team meetings.
  • You are provided with a full training and induction programme and ongoing refresher training is provided as standard.
  • Bespoke training opportunities are also provided for staff supporting individuals that have identified additional needs and require additional training. 
  • We will work with you to identify and offer personalised opportunities to support you with your own professional development, including support to gain nationally recognised Diplomas in Health and Social Care.  
  • Opportunities for bank, casual, part time, full time, sleep in and waking night staff are always available.
  • We also provide internal opportunities for those that wish to progress into management roles.

All successful applicants will be required to complete a Disclosure and Barring Service Check, the cost of which will be met by Dirextions.

Dirextions is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes all applications.

If you would like to find out more or want to talk about specific vacancies and opportunities near you, please contact us!

CURRENT VACANCY – SUPPORT WORKER 
Various Full / Part Time Positions Available
Please Enquire

Company Information

Dirextions is an innovative provider of bespoke social care solutions and support to organisations and individual’s. 

We offer individual person-centred support for the individual’s that we support and ensure that the support we offer and deliver is responsive to change in need, without unnecessary delay. Due to the nature of the support we deliver, the requirements of support can be varied. 

Overall Purpose of the Role

Working in partnership with the Registered Manager you will ensure you are solely focused on the individual that you are supporting, attempting to achieve the highest possible standards, whilst complying with all current government legislation and working within industry guidelines and recommendations.

Skills Required

For this particular role as a Support Worker, you will be an approachable and a responsible role model for individual’s who reside in the Lancashire area. 

You will be an effective team player with comprehensive communications skills and the ability to understand the significance of feeding back information. 

You will demonstrate the ability to maintain positive outcomes for the individuals who use the service whilst encouraging safe relationships, tenancy maintenance and outcome-focused goals.  

Minimum Requirements

The post holder will be required to hold at least a Level 2 NVQ/QCF in Adult Health and Social Care and 2 years’ experience in a supporting capacity. 

Primary Duties

    • Assist the Registered Manager in promoting a safe environment, enabling the individual to achieve maximum personal development.
    • To provide the highest possible standard of support and quality of life to the individuals using the service.
    • To help encourage and support individuals to maintain a healthy and balanced diet.
    • To respect and actively promote individuals’ social integration including shopping and recreational activities.
    • Provide active support to individuals’ when attending routine medical or dental appointments etc.
    • To oversee or if required administer prescribed medication in accordance with the procedure in operation.
    • To provide support with domestic responsibilities including household cleaning, laundry, shopping and cooking as directed and agreed within the care plan.
    • Develop and maintain a close collaboration between individuals’ home and college, social clubs or voluntary place of employment, whichever is appropriate.
    • Maintain and respect the confidentiality of any information, relating to either the individuals, fellow colleagues, or the Company in general, which may be acquired during the carrying out of duties whether this information is verbal, written or visual. 
    • Carry out any other legitimate and appropriate duties as required by the Registered Manager.

Administration Duties

  • Provide a written summary of the individual’s daily activities in accordance with the procedure in operation within the service and agreed in the individual’s care plan. 
  • Notify the Registered Manager of any significant changes in the individual’s health status including behaviour or general wellbeing.
  • Comply with all aspects of the Health and Safety Policy and ensure that the Registered Manager is informed of any situation which may have an adverse effect on the health and safety of the individual and colleagues within the Company. Also, contribute and be aware of personal responsibilities and accountability for helping to ensure that a safe working environment is maintained in accordance with the applicable legislation; Health and Safety at Work; Control of Substances Hazardous to Health; Medicines; Moving and Handling; Fire Safety; First Aid.
  • Be familiar with and actively support all policies and procedures in operation within the service and to keep up to date with any changes made to any of these documents. Inform the Registered Manager of any challenges in relation to the policies and procedures.
  • Maintain accurate and detailed financial records concerning the individual’s personal and household expenditure.
  • Maintain accurate and detailed vehicle records where required to support expenses claims. 
  • In line with the Company’s policy relating to staff training, support workers are to undertake annual appraisals of performance and to participate in periods of training appropriate to the level to which is required.
  • To comply with agreed plans such as Positive Behavioural Support Plans and Risk Assessment Strategies, and including all other relevant plans not mentioned here.
  • To actively participate in the completion of the individual’s support plans.
  • To regularly attend team meetings, including if necessary meetings which are held outside an individual’s normal hours of duty. 
A full training and induction programme is provided for all staff and ongoing refresher training is provided as standard. Bespoke training opportunities are also provided for staff supporting individuals that require additional training. Dirextions work with you to offer personalised development opportunities to support with professional development, including support to gain nationally recognised Diplomas in Health and Social Care.
For more information about the role please get in touch info@dirextions.co.uk

Successful applicants will be required to complete a Disclosure and Barring Service Check, the full cost of which will be met by Dirextions.

Download and complete the application form below.  Return to:  Dirextions Ltd, Bradda, Bog Height Road, Darwen, BB3 0LF or alternatively email to info@dirextions.co.uk


We are an equal opportunities employer, please see full details of our Equality and Diversity Policy and Procedure.