Support Worker

Location : Taunton

Salary : £10.25 Per Hour to Negotiable

Are you looking for an opportunity to make a real difference in someone's life everyday?Are you looking for genuine job satisfaction?

Then join Discovery as a Support Worker enabling the seven people, with Learning Disabilities, who live at our Supported Living Service to enjoy an independent life.

Discovery Support Workers do not need prior experience in Health Care Assistant or Social Care roles as full training is given.

We are happy to offer Full or Part Time Contracts to suit your lifestyle.

Benefits for Support Workers working with Discovery include:

  • Competitive rates of pay, plus an uplift for overtime you chose to work
  • Flexible shift patterns to suit your lifestyle
  • 30 days paid Annual Leave (including public holidays – pro rata)
  • Opportunities for career progression
  • Supported ‘Learn to Drive’ scheme (up to 30 driving lessons, 1 theory/practical test)
  • High Street Discounts – Entertainment and Retail (supermarkets, hospitality, pubs, cinema etc.)
  • Life Assurance and Company Pension
  • Industry leading training
  • Refer a friend scheme

This role enjoys a great mixture of one-to-one time with the people we support and team work, allowing Support Workers to enjoy a supportive atmosphere while building fantastic relationships with the people we support.

The people we support choose what they want to do with their day, in your role as a Support Worker you will promote and encourage this.

Activities Support Workers may be involved with include:

  • Getting out and about into the local community
  • Going swimming or bowling
  • Lunches out at local pubs and cafes
  • Attending discos at the Compass Centre
  • Enabling independence by assisting with day-to-day tasks (this may include – but not be limited to – finances, shopping, cooking & personal care)

Discovery is a values-based employer, when looking for candidates:

  • We want you to be happy to work within our values of ambition, courage, integrity, partnership and respect
  • We know that you make a real difference to the lives of the people we support and their loved ones.

About us:

Discovery is about people. We are ambitious for the people we support and our colleagues. We want the people we support to have fulfilling lives and we want our colleagues to have great careers with us.

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.