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Discovery are committed to making a positive difference to people with learning disabilities and/or autism in Somerset, and are now recruiting for passionate and caring individuals to join our fantastic team as a Support Worker in Yeovil.

Being a Support Worker is an incredibly varied role, where you will be supporting someone on a one to one basis both in their home and out and about in the town. This is a great opportunity to make a difference to a person we support's life, promoting independence and healthy living wherever possible by empowering individuals to do as much for themselves as they can, whether that be cooking or cleaning their own food and homes, going out shopping or meeting with friends and family.

No two days are the same and there isn't a 'one size fits all' background that makes a great Support Worker. We don't need you to have any experience as we can give you all the training and support you need to succeed, and are lucky to have excellent colleagues working with us who have joined us from many backgrounds including retail, hospitality, marketing and administration.

So if you'd like to take on a role where you can make a difference every day, please consider joining us today!

Why join us?

 

  • Full-time or part-time permanent contracts available
  • 9.36 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.
  • 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.

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 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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