Senior Support Worker

07 Jun 2019
04 Jul 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Senior Support Worker 
Bridgwater, Somerset (office/field based, with travel throughout the local area) 
£22,250 per annum Plus Benefits 

If you have experience of working with people with learning disabilities and/or autism, this is an amazing opportunity to support a leading not-for-profit provider as a Senior Support Worker. 

Discovery is an exciting organisation established in Somerset for the people of Somerset. Our motivation is to ensure that people with learning disabilities get more from life. We use our experience, connections and provide best practices to deliver our ambitions. 

Following a wholesale review of our operational management structure, we are in a position to recruit to our new role of Senior Support Worker to support our Bridgwater location. Internally, this role is known as Better Practice Lead. 

About Discovery 

Discovery is the largest provider of learning disability and autism support in Somerset. We were commissioned by Somerset County Council in 2017 to deliver high-quality support. This includes supported living, registered care, outreach, respite, crisis support, day support and supported employment. 

We support people with learning disabilities and autism to have a louder voice, greater choice and control in their lives. Our colleagues deliver ambitious, effective and personalised support for those with learning disabilities, challenging behaviour, autism or complex needs in Somerset. 

Our values of Ambition, Integrity, Courage, Partnership and Respect guide us in everything we do. 

About the Role 

The Senior Support Worker is a brand new role for Discovery. You will work closely with the Locality Manager to provide coaching and mentoring support to colleagues. You will work in partnership with the Locality Manager to ensure the locality provides exemplar support. 

The Senior Support Worker will act as a role model for support colleagues, helping to ensure that the people we support achieve the outcomes they want from life. 

Support will be delivered largely from working alongside staff on shift, providing hands-on coaching to colleagues whilst providing direct support. 

About You 

You will have a passion for supporting people with learning disabilities to get more from life and so experience of working with people with learning disabilities and/or autism is essential. It would also be great if you have experience of coaching and mentoring. 

We’d love to hear from you if you’ve worked as a Support Worker, Autism Support Worker, Care Worker, Learning Disabilities Support Worker, Care Co-ordinator, Social Care Worker or Healthcare Co-ordinator. 

Your Rewards 

In return for your hard work and dedication, we offer ongoing development opportunities and the strongest possible prospects, plus a range of great benefits including: 

- Up to 35 days’ annual leave entitlement (including bank holidays) 
- Access to discounts on high street shopping, cinema tickets and meals out 
- Childcare Vouchers 
- Employee Assistance Programme 
- Pension scheme 
- Long Service Awards 
- Life Assurance 

Apply Now 

If this sounds like the career opportunity you’ve been looking for, we’d love to hear from you. Click on the apply button shown and please ensure you upload a copy of your CV to complete the application process. 

Discovery are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the people we support. 

Please note: 

- An enhanced DBS disclosure will be required for this role, the cost of which will be incurred by Discovery 
- Candidates will be required to provide evidence of their identity and eligibility to work in the UK 
- As users of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the vacancy - Discovery has been awarded this symbol by Jobcentre Plus to recognise our commitment towards the employment, retention, training and career development of disabled employees 
- We are an equal opportunities employer 

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