Support Worker

Location

Yeovil

Closing Date

11/06/2022

Salary

£10.25 Per Hour

Reference

DS02477

Employment Type

Permanent

Department

Support Worker

 

Are you looking for an opportunity to make a real difference in someone's life every day? Are you looking for genuine job satisfaction?

Then join Discovery as a Support Worker, enabling 2 gentlemen and 6 ladies aged between 30s & 70s, with Learning Disabilities, to live as independently as possible in their own home.

There are many activities you will be getting involved in, so if you are looking for a bit of variety in your work life then this might just be the place for you. The people who live in this house love getting out and about and enjoy a variety of activities, including swimming, going to the pub, visiting garden centers and farms, and going out for a nice spot of lunch. The ladies and gentlemen that we support get so much from our Support Workers, which makes for opportunities to form such amazing relationships and making the role a very rewarding one.

We are happy to offer Full or Part Time Contracts, with varied shift patterns to work around the people we support’s needs. This will be discussed at shortlisting and interview stage.

Benefits for Support Workers working with Discovery include:

  • A competitive payrate with uplift for overtime you chose to work
  • Flexible shift patterns to suit your needs
  • 30 days paid Annual Leave (including public holidays – pro rata)
  • Opportunities for career progression
  • Supported ‘Learn to Drive’ scheme (up to 30 driving lessons, 1 theory/practical test - all paid for by us)
  • High Street Discounts – Retail and Entertainment (supermarkets, hospitality, pubs, cinema etc.)
  • Life Assurance and Company Pension
  • Industry leading training
  • Enhanced DBS paid for by us

This role enjoys a great mixture of teamwork and one-to-one time with the people we support, allowing Support Workers to enjoy a supportive team atmosphere while also building fantastic relationships with the people we support.

The people we support choose what they want to do with their day, part of your role as a Support Worker will be to promote and encourage this.

Your role may also include:

  • Enabling independence by assisting with day-to-day tasks (this may include – but not be limited to – finances, shopping, cooking & personal care)
  • You will keep written records, using IT systems to record daily notes, and be confident using our systems to record incidents
  • Be prepared to work flexibly. This could include working some weekends, waking nights or sleep ins if required and bank holidays. (Shifts may start at different times, this can be discussed at pre-screen and interview)

For further information, please contact Kelly on 07917073607

Applications will be shortlisted on receipt and interviews will be held until the posts are filled.

Discovery is a values-based employer, when looking for candidates:

  • We do not need you to have prior experience as full training is given
  • We want you to be happy to work within our values of ambition, courage, integrity, partnership, and respect
  • We know that you make a real difference to the lives of the people we support and their loved ones.

About us:

Discovery is about people. We are ambitious for the people we support and our colleagues. We want the people we support to have fulfilling lives and we want our colleagues to have great careers with us.

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.

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