We are recruiting for Support Workers in Taunton.
“I love what I do, and I have great fun supporting people to get more from life. Everyone I work with is an individual and what I love most is that, even if someone is unable to tell you what they want; there are plenty of other methods of communication.
You can still get to know them and what they like. I just can’t put it into words how amazing this job is. I should have done it years ago” – Being a Support Worker with Discovery is more than just a job, it’s an opportunity to change your life as well as enable others!
At Ashbury in Taunton the People We Support enjoy a range of activities, such as getting involved in their community, going out for drives or walks, going out for meals, to the cinema, bowling, swimming, sensory activities or choosing to stay at home relaxing, interacting with others, beauty sessions or arts and crafts.
Part of your role will be to encourage the person you are supporting to get involved and make the most of these activities even in a small meaningful way through active participation, as well as supporting with daily living, which includes personal care, moving and assisting, eating and drinking etc.
Some of the people we support have dementia or require end of life care, so compassion and respect are a must for the applicant. Full training, Induction and support will be given.
We are open to full-time and part-time colleagues joining us!
Why join us?
- £9.00 per hour
- 30 days annual leave (including bank holidays)
- Travel allowance for some services – discussed at interview if applicable.
- 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 or Tia 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.