Support Worker

Location

Somerset

Closing Date

10/06/2022

Salary

£10.25 Per Hour

Reference

DS02481

Employment Type

Permanent

Department

Support Worker

 

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

Then join Discovery as a Support Worker enabling the people with Learning Disabilities to enjoy an independent life.

Discovery Support Workers do not need prior experience in Health Care Assistant or Social Care roles as full training is given.

We can offer full time, part time and relief work.

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 team work 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.

Activities Support Workers may be involved with include:

  • Arts and crafts
  • Going swimming or bowling
  • Lunches out at local pubs and cafes
  • Attending discos at the Compass Centre
  • Enabling independence by assisting with day-to-day tasks (this may include – but not be limited to – finances, shopping, cooking & personal care)

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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