Support Worker

Job details
Posting date: 20 March 2020
Salary: £9 to £9.90 per hour
Hours: Full time
Closing date: 03 April 2020
Location: Taunton, BA21 3AA
Company: Discovery (dimensions group)
Job type: Permanent
Job reference: D007572

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Being a Support Worker with Discovery is more than just a job, it's an opportunity! We believe that good support means to 'do with, and not for'. Your role will be to provide support for people to do all of the things that each day in life entails, from maintaining relationships with family and friends, managing personal finances, participating in hobbies and so much more.

Fosse Park is a block of flats that supports 5 people with autism and learning disabilities, each person we support lives in their own flat. We are looking for positive, proactive people to join this dynamic and expanding team. The people we support enjoy going out for a drive, accessing the community, going out for country walks to national trust parks, the seaside, along with going to the Cinema, bowling and going out for meals.

The kind of person we are looking for is someone that has an enthusiasm to make other people's lives rewarding, has a passion for progression and an ability to adapt when things don't quite go to plan. Previous experience is not necessary, ability to drive would be ideal however if you can't and are willing to learn you can take advantage of Discovery's learn to drive scheme. Other tasks will include supporting people with personal care, eating and drinking, medication, record keeping and other daily tasks.

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.

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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. As Disability Confident Leaders we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for this vacancy. Dimensions Group, which includes 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 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.

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