Support Worker

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 at our new community day support servicein Yeovil.

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:

Our new community support and day service in Yeovil is part of our transformation of day services. As a support worker in our new service, you will be enabling people to take part in new experiences; whether that be support to find and join a class or group to fulfil a hobby or ambition, enroll on a course to learn new skills, learning independent living skills such as cooking, maintaining their home or understanding finances, building positive and meaningful relationships with others, meeting new friends, but the possibilities are endless.

We are looking for confident, positive and pro-active people to join our team who have a real desire to motivate and encourage the people we support to realise their ambitions and to ensure they are leading their support and choosing their own outcomes. Our team will co-ordinate and support people to experience and learn new things in life, and our goal is to create opportunities to develop their skills and independence.

Becoming part of the local community is important to the people we support and to us. Helping develop our relationships and links with others, everyone in our team have to be effective communicators with a friendly and warm personality as well as being able to use their initiative and utilise the support of fellow team members to make things happen!

Benefits and rewards:

  • £9.00 per hour with additional for overtime.
  • Full time, part time, and relief work available
  • 30 days’ annual leave entitlement (including bank holidays)
  • Supported ‘Learn to Drive’ scheme (up to 10 driving lessons paid for by us)
  • Pension scheme,Long Service Awards and Life Assurance
  • Great Induction and training opportunities including the Care Certificate, and Diploma in Health & Social Care.

Apply now:

Discovery is such a special family to be a part of and enables our ambitious staff to make a difference and inspire each day. So if you would like to be a part of our team and feel your values match ours, please apply by clicking the button below and upload your CV, or you can contact Sophia Cursons on 07917 814422 for more information and an informal chat.

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 Healthcare Assistant or Carer.

Requirements

  • Support Worker
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