Job description    2021-02-23

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 Shepton Mallet. 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: Cedar Park consists of a main bungalow where 4 people of varying abilities live in a shared house environment with individual support hours and shared support, and 5 individual flats where people have tailored support packages based upon their needs.
This means that every day is a varied one, where you will be supporting people to live their lives in the best possible way, from day to day tasks such as meal preparation and attending health appointments to longer term aims and goals of the individuals, in line with our core values of Ambition, Courage, Integrity, Partnership and Respect.
We provide the people who use our services with personal care, emotional support, financial support and support with domestic tasks as well as enriching their lives with support into the community and to attend activities which improve their quality of life, all with a positive and upbeat manner to put a smile on the face of the people we support in a person centred way.
There is no such thing as a normal or average day, we believe that every day should be an exceptional one, and a positive staff culture helps the people we support to live their lives to the fullest. Why join us? Nights Available £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 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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