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 Taunton Domiciliary Care.
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.
About the role:
As a Support Worker at Taunton Domm Care you will be supporting three women in their own homes in the central Taunton area. Parking is available also.
Your day to day support will involve personal care, medication support and supporting the women to lead an healthy and fulfilling life in which ever way they choose. This role requires you to sleep in at their homes, at least once a week alongside the contracted 30 hours. Drivers would be preferable also (but not essential)
Carol, Helen and Kelly like to get involved with exciting activities such as swimming, shopping and getting out and about visiting local places of interest and enjoying breakfast and lunches out at various venues.
Our families and friends play a big part in our lives so we also require support with maintaining those relationships.
Why join us?
- Full-time or part-time contracts available
- 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 onfor 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 onand 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.
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