Support Worker - Waking Nights

Recruiter
DIMENSIONS
Location
Castle Cary
Salary
£15,000 - £19,999
Posted
14 Sep 2020
Closes
19 Sep 2020
Ref
1690137603
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Part Time
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 Castle Cary.

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:

The Maples is a bungalow set in Castlecary, we support 6 people with profound and multiple learning disabilities, the philosophy of the home is to include and involve people in their lives as much as possible, we support with all aspects of daily living including personal care, financial support and health and wellbeing, we are situated close to the town centre and have a regular presence within our local community, linking in with local activities regularly, The Maples is an active busy home where we focus on a relaxed homely environment that supports people to be who they are and to reach their goals and aspirations.

Why join us?
  • 1 waking night shift per week
  • £9.90 per hour (nights), £30.50 per sleep in.
  • 30 days annual leave (including bank holidays)
  • Travel allowance for some services â€" 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. 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.