Support Worker
Yeovil, Yeovil, United Kingdom
6d ago

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 us in Yeovil as part of our friendly and welcoming team at Spring View.

Spring View is a residential service in Yeovil that supports adults with profound and multiple learning disabilities to live a positive and engaging life.

We are looking for new colleagues who want to join a positive and proactive team that treats the people we support like family to really make a difference to their lives.

We support the people that live at Spring View to be a part of their own life by actively supporting them to develop living skills and have choice and control over their own day.

As a Support Worker with us your role will be an exciting and varied one. You'll be supporting the people we support to enjoy a broad range of activities such as getting out and about in the community, going out for walks, taking part in sensory sessions, or perhaps enjoying a musical or craft session.

In the current climate you'll also assist with attending various group sessions, virtually, supporting people to keep in touch with both friends and family and maintain those important relationships.

You will be facilitating therapeutic physical exercises and engage in stimulating activities and will also work closely in partnership with various health professionals to ensure that the people we support lead a happy and healthy life.

A Loves standing and walking with support and being in the kitchen helping with baking and smelling all the different flavours of food, A also really enjoys paper sessions having hand massages and other sensory stimulating activities.

C Loves old TV shows especially those that feature the police or other emergency services, C really enjoys walking in thier mobility aid and a really engaging playful environment.

C likes going out in the community and watching people.

L Loves singing along to his music, laying in the ball pit in our sensory room and being the centre of all activity within Spring View, L also enjoys helping people out with different tasks around Spring View.

L really enjoys going out in the community and meeting different people.

Why join us?

  • Full-time or part-time contracts available.
  • £9.18 per hour, £30.50 per sleep in.
  • 30 days annual leave pro-rata (including bank holidays).
  • 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 Sean or Tia on 0300 303 9150 or drop us an email at applynow discovery-uk.

    org 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 9150 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.

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