£9.18 Per Hour
Discovery exists to help each person we support to live a fulfilling life, to be equal in society and to be active in his or her local community. That’s a big deal. It means being able to have choice and control in life. It means choosing to go out or to stay in, making friends and having relationships, finding and developing skills and interests. It also means managing a home, voting, staying healthy and being able to pursue employment or volunteering opportunities. If you think you can help the people we support get more from life, we want to hear from you.
We’re all here to make a positive difference to people with learning disabilities and/or autism in Somerset. Here at Discovery we are looking for dedicated individuals to join our Support Worker team in Fosse Park.
About the role:
At Fosse Park we support 5 gentlemen with autism, learning disabilities and complex needs, each person we support here lives in their own flat and benefit from proactive and active support for everyday tasks and to maintain a calm and therapeutic environment.
B is an older gentleman and really enjoys going out for long walks, visiting the seaside and trips to the pub, B also requires support with communication and using photo symbols as part of his every day communication.
R enjoys time with his support staff to engage with play and intensive interaction, he also enjoys day trips out, going for a drive and watching lights, R requires good structure to his routines and good use of communication tools.
M is always on his feet he really likes meeting his sister for a meal at the pub, he enjoys really tasty foods and listening to his rock music, M enjoys going out for small walks around the community and going swimming.
P loves to burn his energy, he will often go out for a walk and go for miles, he really loves intensive interaction and has communication tools to communicate his every day needs. Family is important to P and will meet his family regularly.
J really enjoys his sports, TV shows and movies, superhero movies such as marvel is also his favourite, he really likes clocks and the ticking sound they make. J has a daily routine of visiting the shops and loves going to the movies, visiting the comic book store and going to places like Flip Out.
Why join us?
- Full-time or part-time contracts available
- £9.18 per hour with the opportunity for overtime paid at £10.10 per hour.
- 30 days annual leave (including bank holidays)
- 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 9150 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.