We are looking for Support Workers for our new development, Apple Tree Court in Street. Apple Tree Court enables people with learning disabilities to have greater independence and to live the life they choose. The development will have 18 individual supported flats and bungalows, with state of the art assisted technology, in a lovely cul-de-sac within the community of Street. It’s a flagship development for us, and paves the way for our future plans, it’s new and it’s different and we’re putting together a great team to support it!
We offer fantastic benefits, training and a great team environment. You don’t need any previous experience, but you do need a caring and positive attitude and the desire to support our people in living their lives to the full.
We are looking for people who share our values and can support someone to have the life they want to live. Get involved with activities such as swimming, hobbies and interests, college or clubs and accessing the community visiting local places of interest. The people you’ll be supporting range from those with complex physical support needs and learning disabilities, through to those that are more independent and self-sufficient. We will work with you to match your skills to those we support. Most will need support with daily living tasks – cooking, cleaning, activities, personal care, medication and looking after their health.
Families and friends play a big part in their lives so we also require support with maintaining those relationships.
Established in 2017, Discovery (part of the Dimensions Group) is a Somerset-based social enterprise dedicated to ensuring that people with learning disabilities and autism have greater choice and control in their lives and are given a louder voice in society. We have ambitious plans to deliver the most effective and personalised support possible, ensuring that the people we support are the heart of everything we do.
In return for your hard work and dedication, we offer ongoing development opportunities and the support of a great team, plus a range of great benefits including:
- Full time and Part time positions available.
- £9.18 per hour with the option to work overtime shifts at £10.10 per hour.
- 30 days’ annual leave entitlement pro-rata (including bank holidays).
- Support to obtain the Induction & Care Certificate, progressing to Diploma in Health & Social Care.
- Pension scheme, Long Service Awards and Life Assurance.
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. 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 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.
To minimise the risks relating to Covid-19, we have decided to conduct all of our initial interviews for the foreseeable future as Telephone Interviews or Video Interviews, rather than face-to-face. If you have any queries or questions about this, please call us on 03003039150 and we will be happy to advise and provided reasonable adjustments if required.
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 in our offices using assistive technology.
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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