Somerset

Home to Somerset Care’s central office and 25 of our 27 care homes, the delightful rural county of Somerset is the cornerstone of our service. We are always looking for people with kind, compassionate hearts to be able to care for someone as if they were a member of your own family.

Set across a county with the varied landscape of rolling Blackdown, Mendip and Quantock Hills, Exmoor National Park, Somerset Levels, cities of Taunton and Wells, and delightful towns and seaside, Somerset is an ideal place to work and live.

With 1,280 residents in our care homes, we provide respite, day care and longer term support for those needing anything from companionship to specialist dementia care, with some also providing nursing care.

We aren’t just about residential care homes, there is also:

  • The provision of home care, to help people build the confidence to remain independent and stay in their own home for longer.
  • Petals Active Living Centres providing specialist dementia day care services.
  • Our Realise Service, created to transform care for people with learning disabilities.
  • The Halcon Centre, a residential respite centre, offering short breaks for people aged 19 - 65 who are physically disabled and/or have a sensory loss.

The population of Somerset is growing consistently. Amongst the 65-74 age group, the annual rate of growth was an estimated 2.4%, whereas the general growth rate for England as a whole is 1.5%. The number of people aged 75 or older is projected to almost double by 2041.*

This means that the Care sector is a large growth area with lots of opportunities for employment and career progression.

So, if you’re ready to join our team in Somerset, let’s find the perfect role for you.

*Source: Somerset Intelligence Population Estimates and Projections

Job Roles in Somerset

  • Residential
    Our homes provide respite, day care and longer term support for those needing anything from companionship to specialist dementia care, with some also providing nursing care.
  • Home care
    How could you be helping? Our fantastic team: Help with domestic tasks; provide daily assistance with helping to get up, get ready, and get fed; support with medication; assistance with shopping trips; provide companionship, respite and holiday support; assistance with accessing appointments and activities in the local community; support at night-time; and support when returning home from hospital.
  • Learning disabilities
    Our Realise service has achieved national recognition for their work with people that are part of the Transforming Care agenda. We have successfully enabled people to move out of hospital or unsuitable placements and live more independently, growing in confidence and self-esteem. We work closely with the individual, their families as well as professionals to learn more about the individual, their childhood, interests and preferences so that we support them in the best way possible.
  • Nursing
    We will be looking for hands-on skilled clinicians to create a supportive environment for our residents, to make them as safe and comfortable in our care as they would feel in their own home.
  • Support
    At Somerset Care, our values and culture is what makes us different. It is the culmination of all things we do that makes us a very special company to work for and that's why we need the best people to help run our services.
  • Catering
    Our catering teams ensure that it's not just the care that we are known for. By joining our catering team you will be able to provide the home comforts that all our residents enjoy.

Job Vacancies in Somerset

Care Assistant (Calway House)

£8.72 per hour Location: Taunton Closing date: 26th August 2020 Details / Apply

Care Assistant – (Wyndham House)

£8.72- £9.32 per hour Location: West Somerset Closing date: 17th August 2020 Details / Apply

Care Support Assistant (Sunningdale Lodge)

£8.72 - £9.32 per hour Location: South Somerset Closing date: 31st August 2020 Details / Apply

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