Support Worker

Recruiter
Discovery 1
Location
Yeovil, UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
11 Aug 2019
Closes
19 Aug 2019
Ref
1226313246
Sector
Charity
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
We are looking for Support Workers to join our team at St James in Yeovil.

Future 4 St James is a centre providing day and community support to adults with learning disabilities, autism and complex health needs. Our centre is part of our community, and an important safe place where people we support meet with friends, socialise, learn skills and partake in a range of activities ran by the support team or accessed in the community.

We are looking for support workers who enjoy and have the skills to facilitate activities and groups that could involve music, dance, sports, swimming, art, communication methods, gardening, cooking, drama, sensory integration and more. The list is endless as what we do is shaped around the people we support and their aspirations and goals. Our team support people with their personal care, eating and drinking needs, medication and communication to enable them to take part in any activity they choose and to remove barriers to enable support in community settings. Linking in and building relationships with families, other professionals and providers, charities and social groups in the community is also a big part of the role, as working in partnership is an important part of our support in the community.

We cover a range of shifts & offer full time, part time and relief contracts to suit what you're looking for and would also consider students who are interested in doing work expererience with us. We offer fantastic benefits, training and a great team environment. We don't require you to have lots of previous experience however we will need you to have a positive attitude and be passionate about improving the live's of the people we support. We support over 900 adults with learning disabilities across Somerset underpinned by our values - courage, independence, partnership, integrity and ambition. We are looking for people who share our values and can support someone to have the life they want to live.

Rewards
  • Competitve rates of pay - £9 per hour for days, £9.90 for waking nights & sleep in shifts are paid at £30.50 per shift - with top up payment if applicable.
  • 30 days' annual leave entitlement (including bank holidays)
  • Supported 'Learn to Drive' scheme (up to 10 driving lessons paid for by us)
  • Support to obtain the Induction & Care Certificate, progressing to Diploma in Health & Social Care.
  • Pension scheme
  • Long Service Awards
  • Life Assurance

Established in 2017, Discovery (part of the Dimensions Group) is a Somerset-based social enterprise dedicated to ensuring that people with learning disabilities and autism have greater choice and control in their lives and are given a louder voice in society. We have ambitious plans to deliver the most effective and personalised support possible, ensuring that the people we support are the heart of everything we do.

For further information, please contact Holly Seymour (Recruitment Coordinator) on 0300 303 9202

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  • An enhanced DBS disclosure will be required for this role, the cost of which will be incurred by Discovery.
  • We welcome applications from everyone and value diversity in our workforce
  • As Disability Confident Leaders, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the vacancy - Dimensions Group, which include 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 one of our offices using assistive technology.
  • An earn up to salary of £22,312.01 includes one sleep in shift and one overtime shift over a 40 week period.

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