Discovery supports people with learning disabilities, autism, challenging behaviour and complex needs throughout Somerset. We are driven by our values of ambition, courage, integrity, partnership and respect to provide exemplary care. We help people choose how they would like to live their life and provide training and support to help them find employment.

Adults with autism and learning disabilities and their families are at the heart of everything we do, and we want every person we support to have the best life possible. We are part of Dimensions, one of the country’s largest not-for-profit organisations, which has been at the forefront of national best practice in support provision for more than 40 years.

Discovery’s vision for Somerset is for people with learning disabilities and their families to gain more control over their support, make more day to day choices, live in high quality and fit for purpose buildings and have the same opportunities as everybody else from a service that is good value for money.

Why work with us?

Start your day knowing you’ll make a difference.

Join us and create more opportunities for the people we support across Somerset. You’ll have the satisfaction of knowing you’re changing someone’s life each and every day, and in return we’ll help your career be the best it can be with our excellent colleague benefits and development opportunities.

By joining Discovery you will enjoy a rewarding role working with a great team of people – all with a shared goal of helping people get more from life. We want all our colleagues to be able to reach their potential, and offer a wide range of career and management development programmes to help you achieve your goals.

01 Jul, 2022
Permanent
£11.28 hourly
Discovery Williton
Support Worker Waking Nights Hourly rate - £11.28 per hour for 10pm-7am (£10.25 per hour 9-10pm and 7am-9am) Hours - We have 4 nights a week available so either full time or part time Discovery is looking for caring Waking Night Support Workers in Williton to support 7 people throughout the night, ensuring the appropriate support is given in line the risk assessment and support plan whist also carrying out a number of key allocated tasks. We have one gentleman who can be up through the night who may wish to have a chat, a cup of tea or some food. The others require regular checks but sleep well through the night. The role may involve tasks such as: Carrying out “keeping safe checks” at regular intervals to ensure the people we support are safe and comfortable. Ensure that the environment is clean and sanitary. You will keep written records, using IT systems as required to help you including support plans, incident log and health and safety...
01 Jul, 2022
Permanent
£10.25 hourly
Discovery Taunton
Here at Discovery, we are looking for Support Workers to join the team in Taunton. Working at our lovely Registered Care Home you will enhance the quality of life of the people we support by empowering their independence. Discovery Support Workers do not need prior experience in Health Care Assistant or Social Care roles as full training is given. Both full and part time roles are currently available At Discovery our Support Workers prove that life can get better. Activities Discovery Support Workers may be involved with include: Supporting people to go out for meals Visits to the cinema Going bowling Trips to the local swimming pool Arts and Crafts or Beauty sessions at home Enabling independence by assisting with day-to-day tasks (this may include – but not be limited to – finances, shopping, cooking & personal care) Benefits for Support Workers working with Discovery include: A competitive payrate with uplift for overtime you chose to work...
30 Jun, 2022
Permanent
£34,750 yearly
Discovery Yeovil
Discovery is pleased to be seeking a Locality Manager to manage an existing Supported Living Home in Somerton . This is an exciting opportunity for a Locality Manager or Assistant Locality Manager to develop a home delivering in excess of 600 hours of support within a not-for-profit organisation that are at the forefront of the personalisation agenda and active support. Discovery is pleased to offer a competitive package for this full-time (37.5 hour) role, including: A salary of £34,750 per annum 30 days’ annual leave entitlement (including bank holidays) Access to discounts on high street shopping, cinema tickets and meals out Employee Assistance Programme Pension scheme Long Service Awards Life Assurance As a Locality Manager you will: Ensure personalised support is delivered that reflects the needs, wishes and aspirations of the people we support in line with CQC Guidelines and Discovery' policies. Ensure person-centred care...
30 Jun, 2022
Permanent
£10.25 hourly
Discovery Taunton
We are recruiting a Support Worker at our Registered Care Home in central Taunton - walking distance from town centre. We can offer guaranteed and regular working patterns with optional overtime. You will be supporting five lovely gentlemen who have autism and/or learning disabilities. We want to support all of our gentlemen to have a full and active life and to be a part of their community. The role will involve building relationships with the people we support, supporting to go out to the pub and enjoy delicious meals in and out! Discovery is proud to be one of the very few social care organisations that is a member of the Great Places To Work programme 2022. About the role: . 30 days annual leave (including bank holidays) - pro rata 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. Life Assurance and Pension scheme Great...
30 Jun, 2022
Permanent
£10.25 hourly
Discovery Taunton
Are you looking for an opportunity to make a real difference in someone's life everyday?Are you looking for genuine job satisfaction? Then join Discovery as a Support Worker enabling the seven people, with Learning Disabilities, who live at our Supported Living Service to enjoy an independent life. Discovery Support Workers do not need prior experience in Health Care Assistant or Social Care roles as full training is given. We are happy to offer Full or Part Time Contracts to suit your lifestyle. Benefits for Support Workers working with Discovery include: Competitive rates of pay, plus an uplift for overtime you chose to work Flexible shift patterns to suit your lifestyle 30 days paid Annual Leave (including public holidays – pro rata) Opportunities for career progression Supported ‘Learn to Drive’ scheme (up to 30 driving lessons, 1 theory/practical test) High Street Discounts – Entertainment and Retail (supermarkets, hospitality, pubs,...
30 Jun, 2022
Part-Time
£12.42 hourly
Discovery Yeovil
Are you looking for a Night role with a difference? Discovery are currently recruiting for a Waking Night Support Worker to join our team near the center of Yeovil supporting adults with learning disabilities. Discovery Waking Night Support Workers do not need prior experience in Health Care Assistant or Social Care roles as full training is given. Benefits for Waking Night Support workers include: 30 days paid Annual Leave (including public holidays – pro rata) Opportunities for career progression High Street Discounts – Retail and Entertainment (supermarkets, hospitality, pubs, cinema etc.) Life Assurance and Company Pension Industry leading training Enhanced DBS paid for by us As a Waking Night Support Worker no two nights are the same as we encourage the people we support, to live the most independent life they can and help them make informed choices. Activities Waking Night Support Workers may be involved with include: Providing...
29 Jun, 2022
Permanent
£10.25 - £0.00 hourly
Discovery Frome
Support Worker Location - Frome Full time and part time available All training and qualifications provided Being a Support Worker with Discovery is more than just a job, it’s an opportunity! Based in Frome, we provide support to 7 individuals within their own homes to live the life they choose including support with employment, being part of their community, living healthily and developing independence. At this Domiciliary Service we provide support to people with day to day tasks such as paying bills and finances, assisting with shopping and household task and some personal care. Furthermore it could be based around supporting them with their personal interests from gardening, going fishing or swimming, or even going to watch the local football teams or spending an evening at the theatre to watch a pantomime. We are currently looking for people who are caring, flexible, able to work independently, and committed to making a difference in other’s lives, If you...
29 Jun, 2022
Permanent
£10.25 - £0.00 hourly
Discovery Glastonbury
Support Worker Vacancy Location: Baltonsbourough, Glastonbury Full Time and Part Time Available Pay rate: £10.25 per hour We are a supported living service in Baltonsborough supporting 5 people with learning disabilities. The people who live here are of varying abilities but all enjoy going out for activities, shopping, cooking, and living their own version of their best life! You would be supporting these individuals with varying aspects of their lives including personal care, cooking, finances, cleaning, shopping, going out on walks, attending activities such as swimming, disco’s, to the theatre, to watch concerts etc. whilst maintaining close contact with family members and friends. We believe that Support Workers get out of their jobs what they put in- our aim is to support people to live their lives to the fullest. Ability to drive is preferable due to its rural location, though this is not a requirement for the role. Why join us? 30 days annual...
29 Jun, 2022
Part-Time
£10.25 - £0.00 hourly
Discovery Shepton Mallet
Support Worker Shepton Mallet Weekends Only Pay rate: £10.25 per hour For further information, please contact Sandra - 07944636389 " As a parent, who's daughter has special needs, I would encourage you to apply to work with us in the adult social care sector. You would quickly get to know the character of the people you will care for and learn their individual needs. You would together enjoy shopping, going for walks, outings, swimming and supporting holidays. Also, home visits and helping them to keep in contact with their families. For a compassionate and people loving person this post will bring satisfaction and personal reward." At Discovery, We focus on the ambitions of the people we support and we're looking for someone who wants to work with us to help them to achieve their goals and dreams! Could this be you? As a Support Worker, you will be involved in supporting people with exciting activities such as swimming, bowling and cinema and...
28 Jun, 2022
Permanent
£0.00 hourly
Discovery Somerset
Permanent Support Worker Vacancy-Floating (Peripatetic) Pay Rate: £11.25 per hour Location: Weston-Super-Mare & Somerset - Various contractual hours available. Are you looking for a new challenge where you can make a difference to someone’s life every day? Floating Support Workers are the first point of call for covering shifts across the business. This is a great opportunity to join a responsive team where there is a focus on developing skillset to be able to respond to support needs across the business. This means every day is different and provides prospects for personal development. Due to the geographical coverage, ability to drive would be preferred but not essential. 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...
28 Jun, 2022
Permanent
£11.25 - £0.00 hourly
Discovery Somerset
Permanent Floating (Peripatetic) Support Worker Vacancy Pay Rate: £11.25 per hour Location: Nailsea & Somerset area - Various contractual hours available. Are you looking for a new challenge where you can make a difference to someone’s life every day? Floating Support Workers are the first point of call for covering shifts across the business. This is a great opportunity to join a responsive team where there is a focus on developing skillset to be able to respond to support needs across the business. This means every day is different and provides prospects for personal development. Due to the geographical coverage, ability to drive would be preferred but not essential. 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...
28 Jun, 2022
Permanent
£10.25 - £0.00 hourly
Discovery Westonzoyland
Support Worker Vacancies Pay rate: £10.25 per hour Location: Westonzoyland, Bridgwater 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: As a Support Worker here at this service you are a valued member of our flexible team supporting 7 people with profound physical disabilities and multiple learning disabilities. As a member of our team, you would support those individuals to get the most from their day, with personal care, activities,...
27 Jun, 2022
Permanent
£10.25 - £0.00 hourly
Discovery Shepton Mallet
In Shepton Mallet we are a supportive and person-centred team caring and supporting up to 8 individuals aged between 30's and 80's with learning disabilities. We believe those we support should be as independent as possible in their life, feeling fulfilled and valued in their community. Come and join us to make a positive difference to their lives! The people we support have a wide variety of interests both inside the house and out in the community, so each day will bring something new. Whether it be trips to London, heading to the beach, dancing at a disco or relaxing with craft supplies, there's always an opportunity to get involved. Do you share our values? Ambition - helping people to be the best they can be Courage – being brave enough to make a difference Integrity – being honest and fair in all the things we do Partnership – working with other people to make a bigger difference Respect – treating everyone fairly and...
27 Jun, 2022
Permanent
£10.25 - £0.00 hourly
Discovery Yeovil
Here at Discovery, we are looking for Support Workers to join the team in Yeovil. Working at our homely Supported Living Service, you will enhance the quality of life of the four individuals who live there by empowering their independence. Discovery Support Workers do not need prior experience in Health or Social Care as full training is given. Both full and part time roles are currently available Benefits for Support Workers working with Discovery include: A competitive payrate of £10.25 per hour 30 days paid Annual Leave (including public holidays – pro rata) Opportunities for career progression High Street Discounts – Retail and Entertainment (supermarkets, hospitality, pubs, cinema etc.) Life Assurance and Company Pension Industry leading training Enhanced DBS paid for by us As a Support Worker no two days are the same as we encourage the people we support, to live the most independent life they can and help them make informed choices....