About the role:

The people we support at this service in Crewkerne are looking for a fun, enthusiastic and conscientious Support Worker to join their support team. Seven ladies and gentlemen between 30 and 85 years old, all live in this supported living home in the centre of Crewkerne.

A typical day for a person we support at this service can be varied. We love to spend time in the beautiful garden or have lunch together in the Summer House cafe which is in the garden if it is a nice sunny day. Other days, we like to bake cakes and be supported to make our lunch and dinner. We love to listen to music and participate in guitar and singing afternoons, or have a cinema film evening! We also like to attend virtual Church sessions on a Sunday or go out to meet with local friendship groups when we can. In particular, we all enjoy going out with family and meeting friends in Crewkerne and also enjoy going for walks to local beauty spots or just popping into the local town for a coffee and cake in the morning.

As a Support Worker for Discovery, you will be supporting each person with many different aspects of their life such as helping them to maintain important relationships, supporting with personal care, finances and their eating and drinking needs. It is important that the successful candidate is prepared to support each person living at this service in line with their own assessed support needs, choices and best interests and they must respect the people we supports communication needs to enrich and fulfill the people we supports lives everyday!

Why join us?

  • Full-time or part-time contracts available
  • 9.36 per hour, £10.30 per hour (nights), £30.50 per sleep in.
  • 30 days annual leave (including bank holidays)
  • Supported ‘Learn to Drive’ scheme (up to 30 driving lessons, 1 theory/practical test – all paid for by us)
  • A 24 Hour Employee Assistance Programme for you and your family members.
  • Life Assurance and Pension scheme
  • Great Induction and training opportunities including the Care Certificate, and Diploma in Health & Social Care.
  • Discovery is proud to be one of the very few social care organisations that are members of the Great Places To Work programme 2021.

Apply now:

We want the people we support to have fulfilling lives and we want our colleagues to have great careers with us. If you would like to be a part of our team and feel that your values match ours, please apply by clicking the button below, or contact Sean on 0300 303 9150 or drop us an email at applynow@discovery-uk.org for an informal conversation about the role. Before you know it you could be making a positive difference every day.

This role requires an enhanced DBS Disclosure, which will be obtained for you by Discovery.

Discovery is an equal opportunities employer that values diversity and is strongly committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all employees and applicants for employment. Discovery are Disability Confident Committed and we guarantee to interview all applicants who let us know they have a disability and meet the minimum essential criteria for this role. Discovery 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 . Please contact the Resourcing Consultant Team on 03003039150 or email applynow@discovery-uk.org

Other organisations may call this role Community Support Worker, Residential Support Worker, Care Worker, Care Assistant, Social Care Worker, Social Care Assistant or, Bank HCA, Healthcare Assistant or Carer.

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