Support Worker - Autism and Learning Disabilities

Here at Discovery we are looking for dedicated individuals to join our Support Worker team at Fosse Park in Yeovil. 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 in our care.

Discovery is a not-for-profit organisation that supports around 900 individuals with learning disabilities and complex needs with the aim to make a real difference. We are driven by our values. People with learning disabilities and their families are at the heart of everything we do and we want every person we support to have a great life, with excellent outcomes.

About the role:

Fosse Park is a new build block of flats that provides accommodation for 5 adults with autism, and provides full support for the residents in their day to day lives. The people we support love going out for drives and long walks all over Somerset and the coast, and as a Support Worker part of your role will be accompanying them on trips and to activities.

You will also be helping with daily tasks such as supporting people with their personal care, eating and drinking needs, medication and communication.

Being able to drive would be a big help in this role but is not essential, and we can even support you as you learn to drive.

Benefits and rewards:

In return for your hard work you will receive:

  • £9.00 per hour, £9.90 for waking nights, £30.50 per sleep in.
  • Full time, part time, and relief work available.
  • 22 days’ annual leave entitlement (plus 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 such a special family to be a part of and we enable our ambitious staff to make a difference and inspire each day. So if you would like to be a part of our team, please apply by clicking the button below, 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, Healthcare Assistant, Carer or Autism Practitioner

Requirements

  • Support Worker
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