£9 Per Hour
Do you share our values?
Ambition - helping people to be the best they can be
Courage – being brave enough to make a difference
Integrity – being honest and fair in all the things we do
Partnership – working with other people to make a bigger difference
Respect – treating everyone fairly and knowing that everyone’s voice is important
If the answer is YES, we’d love you to come and join us in supporting people with learning disabilities and autism across Somerset. Anything else you need to know and learn we’ll help and support you with - no experience is needed.
We are currently recruiting for Support Workers to join our friendly and welcoming team in the Chard area. Working as part of a team you will be provide quality and personalised support to adults with learning disabilities and autism. A typical day will involve enabling the people we support to live their lives to the full, going out into the community to shop or to meet with friends and family, or given the current circumstances with Covid-19 the day is focused on keeping everyone happy and healthy at home.
This is a varied role where no two days are the same, and it is an opportunity to take on a truly rewarding job where you can make a difference every time you come to work.
Why join us?
- £9.00 per hour, £9.90 per hour (nights), £30.50 per sleep in.
- 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 or Tia 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.