Support Worker – Waking Nights

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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 Cannington.

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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 Old Vicarage is a residential home based in the village location of Cannington, just outside of Bridgwater. It is home to two individuals who have great personalities, a love of music, learning disabilities and complex needs. Both people enjoy interacting with those around them and their local community. The home is always busy with activities taking place, such as cooking, crafting and gardening. Each day is varied and support is provided in line with our core values of Ambition, Courage, Integrity, Partnership and Respect.

We are currently looking for a support worker to join the established and welcoming team, working one waking night shift a week. Your shift would start at 22:00 and end at 07:00. There will also be opportunities for overtime, covering annual leave or even day shifts if this is something you may be interested in.

There is no such thing as a normal or average day, however during your working hours you would be responsible for supporting individuals with person centred evening routines, including providing personal care, emotional support and administering medication as required during the night. You would also help prepare the home for the next day, carrying out household tasks such as laundry, cleaning and food preparation.

Why join us?

  • 1 Waking Night Available
  • £10.10 per hour (nights), £9.18 per hours days and £30.50 per sleep in
  • 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

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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 9150 or drop us an email at 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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