£21,469 Per Annum
We are currently recruiting for support workers to join our team at Newholme in Ruishton near Taunton.
As a support worker in our team you will be working with the people we support to go about their daily lives. You’ll help those we support get washed and dressed, eat and drink anything else that they may need your support with. You’ll also help the people we support keep in touch with family and friends, pursue their hobbies and go out for fun days out, such as to the beach or on walks into the surrounding countryside.
Newholme is set in a quiet, rural neighbourhood, with a large outdoor area with space for seating, activities and some gardening. Inside the building, each person we support has their own room which has been decorated to reflect their own personal interests and hobbies, from trains to tropical Costa Rica’s forest to African snakes!
You don't need experience to join our team as we will give you the training and support needed to succeed.
Why join us?
- A salary of £21,469 if you work a full time contract plus one overtime shift per week.
- 30 days annual leave (including bank holidays)
- Travel allowance for some services – discussed at interview if applicable.
- A 24 Hour Employee Assistance Programme for you and your family members.
- Long Service Awards, Life Assurance and Pension scheme
- Great Induction and training opportunities including the Care Certificate, and Diploma in Health & Social Care.
Please note: To minimise the risks relating to Covid-19, we have decided to conduct all of our initial interviews for the foreseeable future as Telephone/Video Interviews, rather than face-to-face. If you have any queries or questions about this, please call us on 0300 303 9202 and we will be happy to advise and provided reasonable adjustments if required.
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 in 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, Bank HCA, Healthcare Assistant or Carer.