Support Worker

We’re all here to make a positive difference to people with learning disabilities and/or autism in Somerset.

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. You don’t need experience as we will provide you all the training and knowledge you’ll need. We just ask that you share our values of ambition, integrity, respect, courage and partnership and have a passion to improve the lives of the people we support.

Is this you?

As a Support Worker, you will be involved in a range of activities to support in daily living. These will range depending on the person you’re supporting. Your role will be to help the person you’re supporting achieve their aspirations.

Benefits and rewards:

  • £9.00 per hour, £9.90 for waking nights, £30.50 per sleep in.
  • Full time, part time, and relief work available.
  • Travel allowance for some services – discussed at interview if applicable.
  • 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
  • Life Assurance
  • Great Induction and training opportunities including the Care Certificate, and Diploma in Health & Social Care.

Apply now:

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 Resourcing Team on 0300 303 9202.

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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