Support Worker

Could you support me?

I am a woman with learning disabilities living in Chard who is looking for Support Workers to work as part of Discovery and support me with my day to day life.

I like friendly people who will take me out for day trips and activities, particularly to the local day centre at The Laurels. I love to be pampered, getting my nails done and going to the hairdressers. I also really enjoy doing arts and crafts and find it even more fun when you get involved too. My family is really important to me and I will rely on you to help me keep those relationships maintained.

I need to have well planned days that are followed closely to help me keep track of what’s happening.

To support me you will need to be a friendly and patient person that can reflect the values of Discovery. You won’t need experience as Discovery can give you the training you need but you will need to be flexible for different shifts.

While it isn’t a must have it would be great if you can drive and have access to your own car so that we can go out on trips together and see more of the local area.

Benefits

  • £9.00 per hour, £9.90 for waking nights, £30.50 per sleep in.
  • 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, along with a theory test and a practical test)
  • 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 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 Sean Grange on 0300 303 9202 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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