Lead Support Worker



Closing Date



£12.84 Per Hour



Employment Type



Support Worker

Are you a Support Worker with experience of working with adults living with learning disabilities and Autism? Are you looking to take the next step in your career? Discovery are currently recruiting for a Lead Support Worker to join our team at Grassendale in Taunton.

About the role:

At Grassendale we support 9 gentlemen who love to make the most out of life, going out in their cars to the beach, car boot sales and even Alton Towers! They also enjoy going out for food and the occasional swim at the local pool. the home is located close to Vivary Park so is a great location for a wander around.

As a Lead Support Worker your role is all about ensuring that the people we support live happy and fulfilled lives, whilst coaching and supporting your colleagues to deliver great support.

We are ideally looking for someone who is computer literate, is able to lead from the front and willing to mentor and upskill the team sharing new ideas.

Why join us?

Discovery is proud to be successfully accredited by the Great Places To Work Programme for the third year in row in 2023.

  • 37.5 hours per week
  • £12.84 per hour
  • 30 days annual leave (including bank holidays)
  • Supported ‘Learn to Drive’ scheme (up to 30 driving lessons, 1 theory/practical test - all paid for by us)
  • We offer a salary advance scheme where you can access up to 50% of the money you've earned before payday.
  • A 24 Hour Employee Assistance Programme for you and your family members.
  • Life Assurance and Pension scheme
  • Great Induction and training opportunities including the Care Certificate, and Diploma in Health & Social Care.

Apply now:

We want the people we support to have fulfilling lives and we want our colleagues to have great careers with us. If you would like to be a part of our team and feel that your values match ours, please apply by clicking the button below, or contact the Resourcing Team on 0300 303 9150 or drop us an email at applynow@discovery-uk.org for an informal conversation about the role. Before you know it you could be making a positive difference every day.

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. Discovery are Disability Confident Committed and we guarantee to interview all applicants who let us know they have a disability and meet the minimum essential criteria for this role. 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. Please contact the Resourcing Consultant Team on 03003039150 or email applynow@discovery-uk.org

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