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.

16 Apr, 2024
Permanent
Discovery Frome
Support Worker Frome £12.37 per hour Full and Part time positions available Stable hours each week Are you like me a massive Liverpool fan? How about Elvis Presley or Radio 2? If you do, we’ve already got things in common. I’m a middle-aged gentleman living in an independent flat with 8 other people in the building. The other people I live with & I are looking for new support workers to support us with all the small things; an evening watching football, going out for the day and all the way to big things such as holidays or getting new jobs. My new support workers would have to adhere to Discovery’s values of Courage, Ambition, Integrity, Partnership & Respect. If you think you’ve got those values, the team will teach you everything you need to know with full training provided! Want to know how the team feel? They said this about the management: “Our manager is always thanking us for doing a great job and I do feel valued. On the...
16 Apr, 2024
Permanent
Discovery Yeovil
Support Worker Yeovil Full and Part time available pay rate: £13.61 per hour Selwyn is within walking distance frorm the Sports and social club, Local public swimming pool, Clubs and bars, Leisure centre with bowling/cinema/restaurants, Nine springs country park. The people we support want to learn new skills and try new activities with Support Workers who are passionate about supporting them. They also want caring people to support them with personal care, cooking, shopping and other fun activities! Key Tasks: Support with shopping for things they wish to buy, including clothes and food. Support to manage their own money Help, encourage, support to do their housework, including cleaning and laundry Support with medication Keep written records, using IT systems to update support plans, financial info and health and safety records? Benefits for Support Workers working with Discovery include: 30 days paid Annual Leave (including public...
16 Apr, 2024
Permanent
Discovery Puriton
Lead Support Worker Opportunity in Puriton! Pay Rate: £14.12 per hour Drivers essential Are you a Support Worker with a passion for aiding adults living with autism and/or learning disabilities? Ready to elevate your career to new heights? Look no further! Discovery is currently seeking a Lead Support Worker to join our dedicated team at Northmead in Puriton. About the Role: As a Lead Support Worker, you'll play a pivotal role in maintaining the highest standards of support alongside the locality manager and assistant locality manager. You'll serve as a beacon of guidance, coaching, and mentorship for support workers and relief support workers, ensuring that individuals receive top-notch care tailored to their unique needs and goals. Join us in making a real difference in the lives of those we support. Why join us? Discovery is proud to be successfully accredited by the Great Places To Work Programme for the third year in row in 2023. 30 days annual leave...
16 Apr, 2024
Permanent
Discovery Puriton
Support Worker Vacancy Location: Puriton, Bridgwater Pay Rate: £13.61 per hour Full time, Part time and weekend vacancies Get ready for an exciting journey as a Support Worker in Puriton,Bridgwater! Each day brings a new and dynamic mix of activities and tasks, ensuring that boredom is never on the agenda. Imagine the thrill of accompanying our individuals on bus rides, getting hands-on with arts and crafts projects, embarking on thrilling day trips to the zoo and carnival, and experiencing the fun of cinema outings and bowling adventures! If these engaging experiences resonate with you, then you're the perfect fit to join our team! Join us in making a real difference while enjoying every moment of the journey. Benefits for Support Workers working with Discovery include: 30 days paid Annual Leave (including public holidays – pro rata) Opportunities for career progression High Street Discounts – Retail and Entertainment (supermarkets,...
16 Apr, 2024
Permanent
Discovery Shepton Mallet
Exciting Support Worker Opportunity Awaits! Location: Shepton Mallet Pay Rate: £12.37 per hour Full-time and part-time positions available Are you ready to embark on an adventure? Cedar Park Court is calling your name! Just a brisk 10-minute stroll from both the vibrant town center and Tesco, our haven boasts a lush garden that opens up to the scenic Collett Park. Plus, if you're hopping on the bus, it conveniently stops right at our doorstep! If the thought of spontaneous trips to London and thrilling fairground rides sets your heart racing, then look no further – this is the opportunity you've been waiting for! At Cedar Park Court, we understand the importance of time. Arriving punctually is a must, but so is taking the time to truly listen, understand, and care deeply. And guess what? No uniforms needed here – we believe in fostering a warm and welcoming environment for all. Ready to join a team that's all about making a difference? Discovery...
11 Apr, 2024
Permanent
Discovery Taunton
Join Discovery in our mission to support autistic individuals and those with learning disabilities across Somerset. Guided by our core values of ambition, courage, integrity, partnership, and respect, we are committed to delivering exemplary care. As proud recipients of the Great Places To Work Programme accreditation for the fourth consecutive year in 2024, Discovery offers a dynamic and rewarding environment. Are you a passionate manager ready to advance your career with a leading not-for-profit provider of learning disability services in Somerset? If so, we invite you to embark on an exciting journey with us. We are currently seeking a dedicated and inspirational Locality Manager to oversee and lead a service in Taunton. This role presents a unique opportunity to make a positive impact and take on a rewarding challenge. Join us and be part of shaping a brighter future for individuals with learning disabilities and autism in Somerset. The Locality Manager role:...
11 Apr, 2024
Permanent
Discovery Shepton Mallet
Looking for a new career this year? Support Worker Role Shepton Mallet Full and Part time available Pay rate: £12.37 per hour Shift Patterns: These can vary throughout the week, there is some flexibility but there is an expectation that you will be available to work sleep ins. For example - 7am - 2:30pm / 8am - 3:30pm / 9am - 4:30pm / 2:20 - 10pm / 9am - 3pm / 4pm - 9pm - Plus alternate weekends. " 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." Are you ready to be part of an empowering journey at...
11 Apr, 2024
Permanent
Discovery Frome
Support Worker Vacancy Location: Frome Pay rate: £11.67 per hour Full time and Part time vacancies available About the role: Step into a world of purpose and fulfillment at our home for adults with learning disabilities nestled in the tranquil residential area of Frome. As a Support Worker, you'll be at the heart of our mission, providing assistance with daily activities like meal preparation, personal care, and community exploration. But it's not just about the tasks – it's about making a meaningful difference in the lives of those we support. Conveniently situated near the bustling Marston Trading Estate, our haven is just a stone's throw away from the town center, offering easy access to all the action. Cherrytrees is tucked away off Rossiter's Road, at the end of Cherry Grove, offering a serene escape opposite Willow Close. And that's not all – just behind Cherrytrees lies Colliers Court, home to The Dental Access Centre and The...
11 Apr, 2024
Permanent
Discovery Taunton
We are looking for Support Workers for The Brambles who are passionate about making a difference and putting the people they support first, ensuring the support they provide daily promtes independence and offers new and fulfilling opportunities to the people we support. We support 7 people in a Registered Care Home close to the centre of Taunton, here you will be supporting people to get out and about into the local community, going for walks, swimming, bowling, pub lunches and coffee at the local cafe! The people here also require your support by assisting them with day to day tasks such as finances, shopping, personal care and cooking Applications will be shortlisted on receipt and interviews will be held until the posts are filled Why join us? £12.37 per hour 30 days annual leave (including bank holidays) Supported ‘Learn to Drive’ scheme (up to 30 driving lessons, 1 theory/practical test - all paid for by us) We offer a salary advance scheme...
09 Apr, 2024
Permanent
Discovery Yeovil
Discovery is looking for Community Connectors to join our fantastic Outreach Team in Street. Pay Rate: £13.61 per hour Full time and Flexible Working hours available Being a driver is desirable for this role to meet people’s needs and to work flexibly across Somerset. Are you looking for a new challenge? Do you have a passion to work with people; to help them learn something new or take a further step towards independence? Does a job where no two days are the same sound interesting? Does full or flexible working hours sound appealing? Then read on... As a Community Connector, you will be working under the supervision of the Community Outreach Manager and Community Outreach Assistant Manager to help the people we support to live the individual life they want, ensuring they have choice and control over the planning and delivery of their support. We are a values based employer, we shortlist and appoint candidates based on how they...
09 Apr, 2024
Permanent
Discovery Redruth
Support Worker Location - Redruth 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! In our two new homes in Redruth, we offer a diverse range of activities for the People We Support to enjoy. These activities include visiting local beaches and libraries, utilizing our sensory room, swimming, going on caravan holidays, and spending quality time with family and friends. As part of your role, you will be responsible for encouraging the individuals you support to actively participate in these activities and to make the most out of each experience. Additionally, you will provide essential support with daily living tasks, which encompass personal care, medication administration, PEG support, and hoisting. For further information, please contact Irene on 0300 303 9150. Why join us? Discovery is proud to be successfully accredited by the Great Places To Work...
08 Apr, 2024
Permanent
Discovery Liskeard
Discovery, part of Dimensions, is thrilled to announce an exciting opportunity for a Locality Manager role. In 2024, we were independently recognised as a Great Place To Work for the second consecutive year, showcasing our commitment to excellence. Discovery, based in Somerset, is expanding its reach as a strategic partner of Cornwall Council, dedicated to supporting individuals with learning disabilities and autistic adults across Cornwall – Liskeard. There is also potential to increase regional management to 2 locations in the future. Our mission is to empower adults with learning disabilities and/or autism to lead fulfilling lives through personalised support and care. We collaborate closely with individual’s we support, their families, and other stakeholders to design and deliver tailored support. We are seeking an enthusiastic manager ready to take the next step with a leading not-for-profit learning disabilities provider. The Locality Manager will oversee and...
02 Apr, 2024
Permanent
Discovery Ruishton,Taunton
“I work with lovely people. It’s my first time in care I do love it. I love to see how I can make their quality of lives better and if at the start or end of the shift I get a smile that is so lovely.” - From a current Support Worker Discovery are looking for Support Workers in Taunton to enhance the lives of the people we support, promoting their independence and bringing some extra fun and laughter to their lives. We have so many different activities going on but there is always room for more! Our ladies love a good pamper, they enjoy getting their hair and nails done, love an evening relaxing with the foot spa and going out for coffee with family. Our gents don’t like to miss out either! Getting out and about for coffee and cake, going to the pub for the afternoon and the disco in an evening! Maybe even a little kick about in the garden. Alongside these activities you will also be encouraging independence and supporting with personal care,...
02 Apr, 2024
Permanent
Discovery Taunton
“I did not know having a job could bring such genuine joy into my life, while supporting those with learning difficulties to live their best lives.” - From a current Support Worker Would you like to go to work and make people smile every day? Discovery are looking for Support Workers to Support 1 female and 5 males to live their lives to the fullest by people who care and will promote their independence every day. It's important to the People we Support that they have Support Workers who are happy to get involved in daily activities with them, here are just a few things that you could be doing! Music - anything from the 60s! Going out to the pub, Shopping, Coffee & Cake at the local cafe, Walking in the countryside, Nights out at the disco! Wrestling - we even went to a show recently! We are only a short walk from the train station and 10 minutes walk to the town centre so lots of opportunities! Your role will also involve daily support...
02 Apr, 2024
Temporary
Discovery Bridgwater
We are looking for a Relief Manager to support the Supported Employment Team to ensure that individuals who have a learning disability and or autism are supported to find and sustain paid employment. To work autonomously, having strategic and primary responsibility in managing relationships with key stakeholders. To have strong commercial and financial capabilities, with overall accountability for budgetary and financial performance of the supported employment service. To work with colleagues to write tenders and secure new business with a range of stakeholders. To promote the supported employment team To provide front line leadership to the team, supporting them to grow and develop. They will also be strong communicators with significant skills in both written and oral communication. Interviews will take place on the 12th April via Microsoft teams. Who we are Discovery exists to help each person we support to live a fulfilling life, to be equal in society and to be active...
26 Mar, 2024
Permanent
Discovery Glastonbury
“I find my job very rewarding; I support the funniest, kindest, and caring adults. Each day has its own highlight.” We are looking for proactive, passionate, and caring people to join our growing team! Here at Discovery, we are looking for Support Workers to provide Support and promote independence to 6 males and 6 females all living in their own homes in Street. There are so many different activities that go on its hard to keep up! From Karaoke and playing the drums to staying in for a pamper or heading out to the pub! No two days are ever the same! We are looking for people who will assist in creating happy, vibrant, and busy homes. The people we support want to learn new skills and try new activities with Support Workers who are passionate about supporting them. They also want caring people to support them with personal care, cooking, shopping and keeping their homes spotless! You don’t need to have prior experience working within a Social Care role...
26 Mar, 2024
Permanent
Discovery Yeovil
"Today we went out for a nice walk, called at the local cafe for lunch, popped into the garden centre and ended the day catching up on the latest shows from the sofa!" Does this sound like the job for you? Discovery supports 3 gentlemen and 6 ladies aged between 30 years old to 70 years old, with Learning Disabilities , to live as independently as possible in their own home, which is located a 20 minute walk away from central Yeovil. There are many activities you will be getting involved in, so if you are looking for a bit of variety in your work life then this might just be the place for you. The people who live in this house love to go swimming, going for a drink down the pub, visiting garden centres and petting farms, and going out for a nice spot of lunch. The ladies and gentlemen that we support get so much from our Support Workers, which makes for opportunities to form such amazing relationships and making the role a very rewarding one. The people we...
26 Mar, 2024
Permanent
Discovery Crewkerne
“I work with lovely people. It’s my first time in care I do love it. I love to see how I can make their quality of lives better and if at the start or end of the shift I get a smile that is so lovely.” We love day trips out, to the seaside, popping out for a coffee and cake and trips to the theatre! But we would also love to be able to experience new activities – this is where you come in! Creative thinkers who would bring new adventures and ideas is exactly what we need. Discovery are looking for proactive Support Workers to join their team in Crewkerne! We are looking for kind and caring people to offer support to 6 adults with Learning Disabilities and Dementia, to promote their independence and create a positive and happy home. Alongside this we want people who are happy to support with personal care, cooking, shopping and keeping the house spotless! We have full and part time roles available so if this sounds like something you would love...
24 Mar, 2024
Permanent
Discovery Taunton
Exciting Opportunity Alert in Taunton! Discovery is on the lookout for vibrant Support Workers to join our team and make a real difference in the lives of adults with learning disabilities and/or Autism. Step into a world where every day is bursting with possibility! As a Support Worker, you'll be the driving force behind empowering individuals to live life to the fullest. Whether it's supporting people to try new activities, getting out and about in the community to build new connections, or nurturing independence. You will be there every step of the way to help make a real difference to the people we support lives. Get ready to be part of something extraordinary! Join us in creating moments of joy, growth, and endless possibilities. Applications will be shortlisted on receipt and interviews will be held until the posts are filled. Discovery is proud to be successfully accredited by the Great Places To Work Programme for the third year in row in 2023. Why join...
24 Mar, 2024
Permanent
Discovery Bridgwater
Support Worker Vacancy Bridgwater £11.67 per hour Full time and part time vacancies availble Are you looking to do more than just a job? Do you want to come home knowing that you have made a difference? If so, read on to learn more about a career as a Support Worker with Discovery in Bridgwater. The individual's you'd be supporting make the key desicions about their lives and who they want in it, including who supports them. This role involves supporting individuals to live in their own homes located around Bridgwater. The people you will be supporting enjoy going out and about, visiting the theatre, going to the cinema and bingo as well as going on holidays or day trips to the local seaside! If this sounds like something you would enjoy then you are who we are looking for! Experience isn't required to join our team, as we provide full training but sharing our values is vital: Ambition, Integrity, Courage, Partnership and Respect. Why join us? Discovery...