Support Worker - Westonzoyland

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We’re all here to make a positive difference to people with learning disabilities and/or autism in Somerset. Here at Discovery we are looking for dedicated individuals to join our Support Worker team at Vesuvio in Westonzoyland.

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.

About the role:

As a Support Worker at Vesuvio, you will be supporting 7 people with profound and multiple learning disabilities alongside a dedicated and friendly team. We use the immediate surroundings and enjoy going for walks, visiting the local theatre/cinema, going to the pub for lunch, local festivals, bowling- the list is endless! It is a necessity for you to be able to drive or live in a very local area.

Benefits and rewards:

  • £9.00 - £9.90 per hour
  • 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 (30 lessons paid for by us plus your first theory and practical)
  • Pension scheme, Long Service Awards and 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 Tia Keshwala on 03003039202 for more information and an informal chat or email tia.keshwala@discovery-uk.org

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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