Discovery Support Worker
We are currently recruiting for Support Workers to join our large, friendly and welcoming team at the Greenway Cottages in Bishops Lydeard on the outskirts of Taunton, in a glorious rural setting.
We have full and part time positions with flexible hours available. You do not need previous experience as a Support Worker, because we will give you all the training you need to succeed, but you will need to demonstrate to us that you have the right values to support a person with Learning Disabilities.
Greenway Cottages is home to four men with learning disabilities and autism. The role involves enabling the people we support to live an independent and fulfilled life with laughter, activities and fun built into the day. You will be supporting people to access the community, visit and explore local attractions such as the West Somerset Railway and try some creative projects at home.
We are keen to recruit people who can share their own hobbies and offer the people we support the opportunity to expand their horizons, try new things and be inspired to engage. Part of the role will be to support people with their day to day lives, including supporting with personal care, preparing and eating meals, attending appointments and shopping.
Candidates with Driving Licences are preferred in order to get on the road and have some adventures with the people we support
Why join us?
- £9.18 per hour, £10.10 per hour (nights), £30.50 per sleep in and a travel allowance of up to £1200 a year for a full time colleague
- 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.
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 9202 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 9202 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.
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