Support Worker - Social Care

Here at Discovery we are looking for dedicated individuals to join our Support Worker team at Greenway Cottages in the rural village of Bishops Lydeard. 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:

As a Support Worker at Greenway Cottages you will be providing support to adults learning disabilities to lead a full and rewarding life. Four gentlemen live at Greenway Cottages, they are on the Autism spectrum and may demonstrate behaviours that challenge so effective communication skills with a friendly and person centred approach is required. Your role will be at the heart of our service, ensuring all needs are met including personal care, medication support and the meeting of nutritional needs. The people who live at at Greenway Cottages are all sociable and enjoy interaction so you will be supporting them with activities of their choice both in the home and out in the community, providing reassurance and value to their lives.

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.
  • An additional £1,200 per annum travel allowance will be awarded to work specifically in this service.
  • 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 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, please apply by clicking the button below, or you can contact Caroline Hake-Richards on 07944 636377 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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