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Waking Night Support Worker

Salary:
13,846 P.A. ?
Location: Taunton
Company: Discovery Foods
Contract type: Permanent
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Discovery are currently recruiting a part-time Night Time Support Worker to join our large, friendly and welcoming team at at Obridge Road in Taunton. Night Shifts are from 10pm - 7am with support from colleagues within the service.

The Willows supports four adults with Learning Disabilities to live independent and fulfilled lives. Support at night will involve catching up about your day, supporting people to bed and usually making a bedtime hot chocolate or two. During the night you will be expected to undertake household tasks such as laundry, cleaning and undertake regular night time checks on the people we support. Another colleague is always in the service for support.

If you have no previous experience in support work, you will receive on-shift training and support within the service and will be expected to be available for day time shifts during your induction weeks to build relationships with the people we support and to complete mandatory training . Discovery will fund and support you to obtain your Care Certificate (a recognised qualification in Care); and can offer further career development opportunities including Apprenticeships and NVQ qualifications. After successful completion of your probationary period - Discovery will fund driving lessons for you to obtain your full driving licence.

Why join us?

  • £10.30 per hour (nights)
  • Overtime and additional hours are available within the local area for those seeking full time positions.
  • Career development opportunities
  • Funded driving lessons after completion of probation period
  • 30 days annual leave (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:

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 on 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 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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