Support Worker - Social Care

Could you support Lauren?

Lauren is a young lady with autism, who lives in her own flat in the Taunton area, and enjoys accessing the local community each day. Lauren likes to be greeted with a smile; she enjoys a good sense of humour and likes to be surrounded by positive, happy people.

Lauren likes to be treated as an adult. It’s important to her that the people supporting her listen, and explain things in a clear and simple way, allowing her time to digest new information. She needs people around her that she feels safe with, who are about to respond quickly in difficult situations; and people who are patient and understanding.

Experience supporting people who display behaviours that challenge would be advantageous.

In return for your support we can offer you:

  • £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)
  • Pension scheme
  • Long Service Awards
  • Life Assurance
  • Great Induction and training opportunities including the Care Certificate, and Diploma in Health & Social Care.

So if you feel that you could provide the great support that Lauren needs, please apply by clicking the button below and upload your CV, or you can contact Sean Grange on 0300 303 9202 for 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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