Lead Support Worker



Closing Date



£13.61 Per Hour



Employment Type



Support Worker

Looking for a Lead Support Worker role in Taunton? If you're an experienced Support Worker skilled in assisting adults with autism and learning disabilities, Discovery wants you!

Join us at The Willows, where we empower six adults—1 female and 5 males—with Learning Disabilities and Autism to lead fulfilling, independent lives. Our residents enjoy diverse outings, from coffee meetups to seaside jaunts, cinema trips, and pub dinners. If you're someone who loves the great outdoors and enjoys long walks, you'll fit right in. With two cars at our disposal, we explore Somerset's offerings freely. Our interests range from Dr. Who and wrestling to James Bond and Elvis tribute acts, ensuring there's something for everyone to enjoy.

If you're a problem-solver who knows how to have fun, this role offers the perfect opportunity to step into leadership within the sector. We provide ample opportunities for growth and development, with comprehensive training to ensure you excel in your role. We're looking for candidates who are passionate about championing the rights of those we support and eager to educate others along the way.

A valid UK driving licence is essential for this role.

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
  • £13.61 per hour
  • 30 days annual leave (including bank holidays)
  • 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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