We’re all here to make a positive difference to people with learning disabilities and/or autism in Somerset. Here at Discovery we are looking for dedicated individuals to join our Support Worker team in Yeovil.
Why join us?
- 2 – 5 nights per week available
- £10.30 per hour.
- 30 days annual leave pro-rata (including bank holidays).
- 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.
About the role:
This Service supports 4 individuals, in a shared living environment in Yeovil to live an inclusive independent life. The house is staffed 24 hours a day with a variety of shift patterns to meet the needs of the people living there, including a sleep in. The role requires individuals with a driving license.
We are looking for new team members to share a person's day; being inspired to offer and engage with fun and varied activities such as exercising, shopping, swimming, gardening, cooking and enjoying days out. Part of your role will be to support people with their day to day lives, including support with personal care, emotional care, preparing and eating meals, financial support, attending appointments and having fun! Support is provided in line with our core values of Ambition, Courage, Integrity, Partnership and Respect.
A knowledge of learning disabilities and autism an advantage, however a full training package will be offered to enable you to carry out your role.
Discovery exists to help each person we support to live a fulfilling life, to be equal in society and to be active in his or her local community. That’s a big deal. It means being able to have choice and control in life. It means choosing to go out or to stay in, making friends and having relationships, finding and developing skills and interests. It also means managing a home, voting, staying healthy and being able to pursue employment or volunteering opportunities. If you think you can help the people we support get more from life, we want to hear from you.
Discovery is about people. We are ambitious for the people we support and our colleagues. We want the people we support to have fulfilling lives and we want our colleagues to have great careers with us. So if you would like to be a part of our team and if you feel that your values match ours, please apply by clicking the button below – upload your CV and we will be in touch. You could soon be making a positive difference every day. If you want more information or just an informal chat about Discovery and the roles we have available – please contact Tia on 0300 303 9150 or drop us an email at email@example.com.
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 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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