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 Somerton.
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.
About the role:
At this particular location we support people with all aspects of their daily lives from getting up and ready for the day, helping with their daily household tasks to participating in activities within the community, visiting places of interest, going out to lunch, going swimming and visiting the cinema.
Family and friends are also important to the people we support and supporting them to maintain these relationships including visits to families homes.
Because we like to be able to get out and about so much it is helpful if you are a driver and willing to drive one of our lease cars.
Why join us?
- 2 – 4 waking nights per week available
- £10.10 per hour (nights), £30.50 per sleep in.
- 30 days annual leave (including bank holidays) pro rata.
- 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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 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.