Discovery - Support Worker - Relief
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 Relief Support Worker team in Taunton.
Enjoy a flexible working life, making a positive difference to the lives of the people you support. Join our team of Relief Support Workers, fitting your working hours around your other life and family commitments.
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.
The Relief Support Worker role:
As a Support Worker, you will be involved with a mixture of exciting activities and supporting with daily living tasks, dependant on the individual you are supporting. Each individual has support that is highly focused on them and their goals and we are looking for someone who is able to engage and have a positive impact to promote our values and have a rewarding career. The additional benefit of a Relief Support Worker role, is that the shifts will fit around your commitments.
You don’t need to have experience as a Support Worker as we can give you the training and knowledge you’ll need but you will need to have a great attitude and be passionate about improving the lives of the people we support.
Why join us?
- £9.00 per hour, £9.90 for waking nights, £30.50 per sleep in.
- Full time, part time, and relief work available.
- Supported ‘Learn to Drive’ scheme (up to 10 driving lessons paid for by us)
- Pension scheme
- Long Service Awards
- Life Assurance
- Great Induction and training opportunities including the Care Certificate, and Diploma in Health & Social Care.
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 our friendly Relief Coordinator Zara on 0300303 9202 or drop us an email firstname.lastname@example.org
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. As Disability Confident Leaders we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for this vacancy. Dimensions Group, which includes 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 one of 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.