We are currently recruiting for Support Workers to join our large, friendly and welcoming team at the Willows in Taunton. We have full and part time positions available, and you don't need to have previous experience as a Support Worker, because we will give you all the training you need to succeed.
The Willows is home to several adults with learning disabilities and autism, and they are enabled by a team of Support Workers to live an independent and fulfilled life. The individuals who live in the Willows love a broad range of activities including arts and crafts, swimming and cooking, and we always have music playing.
We are looking for new team members to share a person's day; being inspired to offer and engage with fun and varied activities such as horse riding, exercising, shopping, swimming, gardening, cooking and enjoying days out. Part of your role will be to support people with their day to day lives, including supporting with personal care, preparing and eating meals, attending appointments and having fun!
Why join us?
* £9.00 per hour, with the opportunity for overtime.
* 30 days annual leave (including bank holidays)
* Travel allowance for some services – 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.
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 (phone number removed) 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