Support Worker

Location

Yeovil

Closing Date

10/07/2020

Salary

£9 to £9.90 Per Hour

Reference

DS00443

Employment Type

Permanent

Department

Support Worker

“I love what I do, and I have great fun supporting people to get more from life. Everyone I work with is an individual and what I love most is that, even if someone is unable to tell you what they want; there are plenty of other methods of communication. You can still get to know them and what they like. We have challenging days and personal resilience is really important, but I just can’t put it into words how amazing this job is. I should have done it years ago” - Being a Support Worker with Discovery is more than just a job, it’s an opportunity to change your life as well as enable others!

The role:

Russet House is a supported living home split into two houses and a flat where we support 11 adults with profound, multiple learning abilities and autism. The people we support here are empowered to choose what they would like to do each day. The residents of Russet House have their own unique ways of communicating, via eye contact, sign language or their own sounds and communication aids, and they need full support with mobility, so a part of your role will involve using hoist equipment and wheelchairs.

As a Support Worker at Russet House you will work with the people we support in going about their daily lives, by getting them involved in a broad range of activities including swimming trips, horse riding, theatre and much more. We will work with you to match your skills to those we support. Most will need support with daily living tasks - cooking, cleaning, activities, personal care, medication and looking after their health.

When you first start at Russet House you will get to meet the people we support, shadow your colleagues and undergo a thorough induction. We train you to the high standards set by the Care Quality Commission, and at the end of your training programme you will recieve the Care Certificate, a qualification that opens doors for you as a Support Worker.

We are open to full-time and part-time colleagues joining us!

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.

Apply now:

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.