£9.18 to £0 Per Hour
Set in the splendour of the Somerset countryside the Old Farmhouse is a unique service offering supporting living support to six individuals aged between 33 and 64 who reside in their own individual accommodation. They all have severe learning difficulties and autism, and are supported day and night with their every day needs and activities. The people we support are actively engaged and encouraged to be involved in all aspects of their lives, and part of your job as a Support Worker will be to promote independence wherever possible.
As a Support Worker at Old Farmhouse you will be involved in all aspects of the people we support's daily lives. You'll prepare food, assist with personal care and medication, and will also support someone out in the community. A large part of your role is done on a one to one basis, so you will have plenty of time to build meaningful, positive relationships with the person you are supporting.
We do so much more than just food preparation and personal care though, and the people we support love a wide variety of activities including going on long drives and walks through the local town and countryside, going people watching, singing, and visiting family members wherever possible.
We enjoy cups of tea, going out to get nails painted, trips to local cafes, Western films and getting a head massage here. What you'll find is that no two days are the same here, so if you're looking for a varied, challenging and exciting role where you will always have a sense of achievement that you have made a positive difference to someone’s life, please apply to join us today!
Why join us?
- Full-time or part-time contracts available
- An hourly pay of £9.18, with opportunities for overtime.
- 30 days annual leave (including bank holidays)
- Travel allowance for some services – discussed at interview if applicable.
- Supported ‘Learn to Drive’ scheme (up to 30 driving lessons, 1 theory/practical test - all paid for by us)
- 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.
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 Sean on 0300 303 9202 for an informal conversation about the role. Before you know it you could be making a positive difference every day.
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.