Discovery are currently recruiting for dedicated individuals to join our Support Worker team at The Old Farmhouse.

The Old Farmhouse is a large house on the outskirts of Chard that supports five adults with learning difficulties, autism and complex needs. The home is divided into flats so that the people who live here can enjoy their own individualised space.

Discovery’s core purpose is to make sure each person we support gets to live a fulfilling life, to be treated as an equal in society and to be an active participant in their local community. This means that people we support have choice and control in their lives.

About the role:

As a Support Worker at The Old Farmhouse your role will involve supporting people with their everyday needs, including support with medication, personal care, emotional support and support with their communication. There are times that you will need to work independently, think outside of the box, look for opportunities and encourage people to be actively engaged in their day to day lives.

Each person we support is different, with their own interests, likes and dislikes, for example Heather loves a good routine, with plenty of coffee and Mars Bars. Heather is house proud and enjoys a very close relationship with her Mum and sister. Benji meanwhile enjoys playing in his garden and going for trips out and about.

Why join us?

  • Full-time or part-time contracts available
  • £10.10 per hour
  • 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.
  • Long Service Awards, Life Assurance and Pension scheme
  • Great Induction and training opportunities including the Care Certificate, and Diploma in Health & Social Care.

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 [email protected] for an informal conversation about the role. Before you know it you could be making a positive difference every day.

Please note: To minimise the risks relating to Covid-19, we have decided to conduct all of our initial interviews for the foreseeable future as Telephone/Video Interviews, rather than face-to-face. If you have any queries or questions about this, please call us on 0300 303 9150 and we will be happy to advise and provided reasonable adjustments if required.

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 [email protected]

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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