Support Worker – Make a Difference
- Full Time
Support Worker – Make a Difference
Somerton, Somerset (office/field based, covering Somerton)
Are you passionate and caring and interested in making a difference to people’s lives? Could you thrive in a care environment as a Support Worker? If so, this is your chance to take on a role with great training, support and in which you can positively affect others around you.
Discovery is a passionate, people-focused support and care organisation that enables people with learning disabilities and autism to lead better lives with more choice and control.
We support around 900 people across Somerset and their families, providing care, support and accommodation. Putting people at the centre of everything we do, we place value on everyone’s unique contribution, whether they are those we support, their families or our colleagues.
We’re a growing social enterprise and we’re now looking for a number of Support Workers to assist our service users across Somerton.
The Rewards & Benefits
- Salary of £20,940 - £22,312 per annum
- Huge levels of job satisfaction
- Certifications paid for
- Support to gain awards and diplomas relevant to your role
- High street and online discounts and cashback
- Life assurance scheme
- Financial support to gain your driving licence (Where we have a business need)
- Career development opportunities
- 30 days’ holiday (including Bank Holidays) rising to 35 days with service
This is an incredible opportunity to do some real good in your community and help people with learning difficulties and autism to enjoy their lives, have fun and achieve things they never imagined they would.
You’ll be a vital driver of positive change and will be able to make a difference whilst creating an exceptionally rewarding career for yourself.
There’s bags of training on offer, support to gain qualifications and massive job satisfaction in this role. What’s more, if you can drive, you’ll have the chance to get out and about with the people that support broadening their horizons and possibilities. If not, we’ll help you get your driving and whilst you do, you will provide great care at one of our homes.
As a Support Worker, you’ll play a key and crucial role in the support and wellbeing of people across Somerton with learning difficulties and/or autism.
Working within our supported living services or travelling to the homes of the people that we support, you’ll provide a caring, compassionate service in which you will be sensitive to each person’s individual needs.
You’ll focus on the quality of your service and your treatment of those using our services, understanding that your input will change lives and will make a huge difference to the day-to-day aspects of each person that we support.
With no two days the same, you will:
- Set challenging goals for the people that we support to positively affect the eight key areas for their quality of life
- Help to design support services
- Develop and deliver support plans
- Assist and encourage people in their day-to-day activities such as shopping and housework
- Help people to manage and plan with money, in activities such as booking holidays
- Build trust and rapport with the people that we support, their families and your colleagues
- Support, encourage and teach people to look after themselves and complete personal and intimate care activities
- Maintain written and IT records
Although no experience is required, to be considered as a Support Worker, you will need to be:
- Eager to learn
The ideal candidate will possess a driving licence (in order to travel to the homes of the people that we support), however this is by no means essential as other locations are available and support can be provided to gain your driving licence.
Applications from experienced Support Workers will also be welcomed, however less experienced candidates will be evaluated fairly no matter what their level of qualification or experience.
Other organisations may call this role Support Worker, Care Worker, Care Support Worker, Trainee Support Worker, Care Assistant, Healthcare Assistant, Trainee Carer, Personal Care Assistant or Junior Social Care Worker.
Discovery are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the people we support. As users of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the vacancy. We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from everyone.
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