Relief Support Worker (bank)

At Discovery the people we support are at the heart of everything we do, and we offer person-centred support to adults with learning disabilities and autism across Somerset. We’re looking for dedicated individuals who are seeking a challenging, flexible and highly rewarding role to join our network of relief support workers.

Our relief support workers provide additional support to teams on a casual basis, giving you the opportunity to work as much or as little as you would like, in a variety of services across Shepton Mallet.

The Role

This is a varied opportunity, and you will be providing support to Adults with Learning Disabilities and/or Autism in your local communities and at home. You may find yourself supporting someone to go to shopping, meet with friends, go swimming or any number of other activities.

This role provides a unique opportunity to enable the individuals we support to have as independent and fulfilling lives as possible. You will need to be comfortable with all aspects of personal care and moving and assisting.

We firmly believe that our people are our biggest asset, and if you share our values, no previous experience is required as we will invest in you and provide full training.

Why join us?

  • £9.00 per hour, £9.90 per hour for waking nights, £30.50 per sleep in.
  • Your annual leave will be accrued as you work and will be paid in addition to your hourly rate, shifts at some of our services attract a travel allowance supplement of £0.61/hour.
  • 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.

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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. 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 Tia or Sean on 0300 303 9202 for an informal conversation about the role. You could soon be making a positive difference every day.

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.

Requirements

  • Support Worker
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