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Floating Support Worker – Nights Available

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Join us as part of a new team supporting adults with learning disabilities and/or autism across Shepton Mallet and surrounding areas. As a Responsive (Floating) Support Worker you will be acting as an in-house agency to cover shifts across the business. This is a great opportunity if you are looking to develop your skillset as you will receive training in a range of areas to support the needs across the business.

Making sure you fit the guidelines as an applicant for this role is essential, please read the below carefully.

As this role is part of a responsive service, you will be working in varied locations therefore you need to be able to drive and have access to your own vehicle. Given the nature of this role, experience is preferred. Please note, at present we are limiting the number of locations you work, and have controls in place to keep you safe, including regular Covid-19 testing, PPE and progress with vaccinations.

This area currently has a high volume of waking nights available, therefore to begin with it will be likely you may be required to work a majority of nights.

As part of this role, you will

  • Helping adults with learning disabilities and/or autism to learn the skills they need to live the life they choose
  • Support with shopping, housework including cleaning and laundry
  • Supporting with medication and personal care
  • Supporting and encouraging people to find opportunities in education, employment and leisure, and enable them to take part in these opportunities
  • Continuously upskilling to ensure you can meet the needs of the business

Why join us?

  • Full-time or Part-time contracts available, with overtime
  • £10.50 per hour days and £30.50 per sleep in
  • Nights and overtime paid with a 10% enhancement
  • Mileage pay
  • 30 days annual leave pro-rata (including bank holidays)
  • 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

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 9150 or drop us an email at

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.

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