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.

11 Jul, 2024
Permanent
Discovery Bridgwater
Support Worker Vacancy Full time and Part time Vacancies Available Pay Rate:£12.37 Location: Bridgwater Are you ready to make a real difference in someone's life? This could be the perfect job for you! Join our vibrant supported living home, where we support for six unique individuals with varying needs. You'll assist with everyday living skills, provide specific healthcare support, and engage in fun. Every day is an adventure, perfect for those who are quick thinkers and love going with the flow. Our home is conveniently located on Taunton Road, right across from Londis and the post office, with Taunton Road Surgery close by. If you're looking for a dynamic and rewarding role, come join our team and be part of something truly special! Discovery is proud to be successfully accredited by the Great Places To Work Programme for the forth year in row in 2024. Why join us? Full-time or part-time contracts available 30 days annual leave (including bank...
09 Jul, 2024
Permanent
Discovery Williton
Join Our Team: Support Workers Needed We are seeking dedicated Support Workers to join the trusted team of a gentleman in his 30s. He enjoys a fulfilling daily routine but needs assistance with certain tasks around his home. He loves long drives, walks, and spending time in his garden, especially picking flowers and looking at the leaves. He also enjoys relaxing on the sofa with his Support Workers. Your role will include supporting him with his, personal care, shopping, finance management, and household management. If you are compassionate and reliable, we’d love to hear from you! Applications will be shortlisted on receipt and interviews will be held until the posts are filled UK Drivers Licence is essential for this role Why join us? Full-time or part-time contracts available £12.37 per hour 30 days annual leave (including bank holidays) We offer a salary advance scheme where you can access up to 50% of the money you've earned before payday. A...
09 Jul, 2024
Permanent
Discovery Yeovil
Discovery are currently looking for Support Workers to support 5 gentlemen who live in their own home to live their lives independently, actively and full of adventure! It is very important to the gentleman that the people who will be supporting them are interested in similar things, some of the ways they like to spend their days are, taking walks around National Trust spaces, trips to the pub! Rock music and sports!! As well as popping to the coffee shop or heading through the drive thru! Your role will also involve promoting their independence assisting with general housekeeping duties, personal care, medication and finance management. These gentlemen benefit from proactive and active support for everyday tasks so we are looking for people who like to plan ahead and look at new exciting opportunities to try. Why join us? Full-time or part-time contracts available £13.61 per hour 30 days annual leave (including bank holidays) Supported ‘Learn to...
09 Jul, 2024
Permanent
Discovery Minehead
We are looking for proactive, engaging and caring people to join our close-knit support team in Minehead, where we support both ladies and gentlemen live independent and fulfilling lives. As a Support Worker for our team in Minehead, you will be a key part of ensuring the people we support get to live the lives that they want to, enjoying various different activities, whether that be, going out and about in the car, going out for lunch or going swimming. There is so much opportunity to grow in this role whilst supporting someone to grow themselves and experience new things. The role will also involve supporting people in their own homes, cooking, cleaning and keeping the space tidy, you may also be supporting with some personal care from time to time. Applications will be shortlisted on receipt and interviews will be held until the posts are filled UK Drivers Licence essential. Why join us? £12.37 per hour & £30.50 per sleep in 30 days annual...
08 Jul, 2024
Permanent
Discovery Taunton
We’re all here to make a positive difference to people with learning disabilities and/or autism in Taunton. The post holder will be part of the Project SEARCH programme working in partnership with Musgrove Park Hospital and an Education provider to deliver the specific Project SEARCH programme to interns. The Project SEARCH trainer provides individualised support for interns during the internship rotation in order for the interns to acquire competitive and marketable skills. The post holder will be based in the Musgrove Park Hospital. Interns are young adults who have a learning disability and / or autism. Interns are recruited by all three parties over the summer months, in readiness to start the programme in September. This role works to the academic year, so it is mainly term time. The successful candidates will work term time only, which equates to 41 working weeks. This will offer the successful candidate a good work-life balance. The working hours are 9am-4pm...
08 Jul, 2024
Permanent
Discovery Bridgwater
Support Worker Vacancy - Weekends Only Pay rate - £12.37 Location: Bridgwater Looking for a fun and rewarding way to spend your weekends? We're on the hunt for enthusiastic Support Workers to join our close-knit team at Geen House, right in the lively center of Bridgwater! At Geen House, we believe in empowering our residents to live life to the fullest. As a Support Worker, you'll have an exciting and varied role, helping the people we support develop living skills and take charge of their day. Your weekends will be filled with joy and adventure! From attending shows and going on scenic walks to diving into hydrotherapy sessions and embarking on exciting holidays, no two days will be the same. You'll also help our residents stay connected with friends and family, maintain important relationships, and engage in fun, stimulating activities. If you're ready for a weekend job that's as fun as it is fulfilling, join us at Geen House and be part of a team...
08 Jul, 2024
Permanent
Discovery Westonzoyland
Support Worker Vacancy Weekends Only Pay Rate:£12.37 Location: Bridgwater Drivers essential due to the rural location, unless you are able to walk (no public transport links) Are you looking to make a difference in someones life? This could be the job for you... This is a supported living home to 6 individuals with varying needs and levels of support. This can include assistance with everyday living skills, specific health care needs, and a fun and sometimes more structured approach to support those with autism and complex learning disabilities. No two days are the same, and working alongside these individuals will certainly appeal to those who can think on their feet, and go with the flow. As a Support Worker, you will support people in making the most of their day. Your responsibilities will include personal care, arranging outings to various different events, administering medication, assisting with finances, and ensuring the relationships between the people we...
08 Jul, 2024
Permanent
Discovery Westonzoyland
Sick of the same old boring job? Have you thought about becoming a Support Worker? Would you like to spend your working days supporting someone who loves to go shopping and dine out? Neil is looking for new Support Workers ! Are you an outgoing person who loves to plan new things to do? Yes? Well, you could be exactly who Neil is looking for! Neil is a 59 years old gentleman who lives independently in his own flat. He requires one to one support in his home due to health issues and behaviours of distress. Neil enjoys company of other people and likes to be involved in everything around him. Neil does communicate with words and enjoys when people interact with him. Neil requires additional colleague to go out with him to enjoy activities. He enjoys going to the Day Centre once a week where he meets with other people. He also visits his friends that live next to his property. Being a driver is essential for this role. Pay Rate:£12.37 Location:...
08 Jul, 2024
Permanent
Discovery Shepton Mallet
Support Worker Vacancy Shepton Mallet Full and Part time available Pay rate: £12.37 per hour Drivers required due to the location of the home 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...
04 Jul, 2024
Permanent
Discovery Yeovil
Are you looking for a new role where you can make a positive impact on peoples lives? 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. Support Workers at this service may be supporting with... Supporting trips to day services (please note you would not be required to support at the day service) Visits to pubs and other social activities Watching football matches Attending Church Enabling independence by assisting with day-to-day tasks (this may include – but not be limited to – finances, shopping, cooking & personal care) Why join us? Full-time or part-time contracts available £12.37 per hour 30 days annual leave (including bank holidays) We...
04 Jul, 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...
04 Jul, 2024
Permanent
Discovery Chard
We are looking for a great new support worker; someone with the right values to work in our supported living home in Chard– could this be you? We are a support living home where we support 4 people with learning disabilities live the life they choose, its important to us that Support Workers value their role and want to get the best out of their job. The people we support have varying abilities and enjoy doing lots of different things, whether that be meeting with their families, going out for a coffee or lunch at the local pub, attending singing groups or staying at home and getting the arts and crafts out, you will also be supporting people with household tasks including, cooking, cleaning, shopping, and also personal care and finance management. 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....
04 Jul, 2024
Permanent
Discovery Somerton
Discovery are currently looking for Support Workers to join our team in Somerton! About the role: We are currently looking for active and upbeat Support Workers to provide support to 7 ladies and 1 gentleman with learning disabilities in their own home. Aged between their 30's & 60's, the people you will be supporting have a wide range of interests and abilities meaning no week is ever the same. From Cliff Richard to Harry Potter, this home is usually a buzz with something going on for the people we support. You may find yourself... Heading out to the Theatre, Enjoying National Trust excursions Planning a big party Listening and having a dance to some music Sitting and watching a good film with some popcorn! Whatever the week looks like, it's usually good fun and there is so much more we could do with the addition of new Support Workers to the home! Your role as a Support Worker will be to help these people live the life they...
02 Jul, 2024
Permanent
Discovery Yeovil
Join our team at Discovery, where we're dedicated to making a positive impact on the lives of individuals with learning disabilities and/or autism in Somerset. Proudly recognised by the Great Places To Work Programme for the third consecutive year in 2024, we're seeking an enthusiastic manager ready to take the next step with a leading not-for-profit learning disability provider in Somerset. If you're a dedicated, inspirational leader seeking an exciting challenge, then this opportunity as a Registered Manager in Yeovil might be perfect for you. As a Registered Manager, you will: Ensure the delivery of personalised support that aligns with the unique needs, desires, and aspirations of the individuals we support, through regularly reviewed and implemented person-centered care plans and health action plans. Safeguard the health and wellbeing of those we support, adhering to CQC Guidelines and Discovery's policies. Conduct effective risk assessments and...
28 Jun, 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...
28 Jun, 2024
Permanent
Discovery Westonzoyland
Are you looking for a new rewarding role where you can support people to enjoy their lives and live independently? Support Worker Vacancy Location: Westonzoyland, Bridgwater Part time and Full time positions available Pay rate: £12.37 per hour Join our dedicated team at our home in Westonzoyland, where you will be a valued member of our team, supporting 7 people with profound physical disabilities and multiple learning disabilities. As a Support Worker, you will support people in making the most of their day. Your responsibilities will include personal care, arranging outings to various different events, administering medication, assisting with finances, and ensuring the relationships between the people we support and their friends and families are kept strong. Each day brings new experiences and rewards in this fulfilling role. We pride ourselves on teamwork and are looking for someone who shares our commitment to making a positive impact. While no prior experience is...
26 Jun, 2024
Permanent
Discovery Crewkerne
Are you someone who loves a day trip to the seaside, the comfort of a coffee and cake outing, or the excitement of a theatre visit? If so, we've got an opportunity you'll love! Discovery is on the lookout for proactive Support Workers to join our team in Crewkerne. We're seeking individuals who are not only kind and caring but also brimming with creativity and new ideas to enhance the lives of the ladies we support. As a Support Worker, you'll play a crucial role in promoting independence and cultivating a positive and joyful environment. From organising exciting outings to introducing new activities, your creative thinking will make a world of difference. In addition to fostering new experiences, you'll also provide essential support with personal care, cooking, shopping, and maintaining a clean and tidy home. Whether you're seeking full-time or part-time opportunities, if this sounds like your calling, we want to hear from you! Join us in creating...
26 Jun, 2024
Permanent
Discovery Taunton
Looking for a fulfilling job where you can bring joy to others every single day? Discovery is seeking Support Workers who are passionate about making a difference. We're dedicated to helping 1 female and 5 males live life to the fullest, promoting their independence while providing care in everyday life. Our supported individuals thrive on engaging in various hobbies, and as a Support Worker, you'll have the opportunity to: Enjoy nostalgic tunes from the 60s! Socialise at the local pub Accompany on shopping outings Share coffee and cake at local cafes Explore the countryside Dance the night away at disco nights! Yes, even attend wrestling shows – we're up for anything! Located just a short walk from the train station and only 10 minutes from the town centre, there's no shortage of opportunities for adventure! Your role will involve providing daily support, including personal care, shopping, cleaning, and financial assistance, among other...
25 Jun, 2024
Permanent
Discovery Bridgwater
Full Time and Part Time Roles Available Bridgwater Drivers Only due to the people we support wanting to go out Pay rate £12.37 Join Our Team at Geen House in the Heart of Bridgwater! Are you passionate about making a difference in people's lives? We are looking for enthusiastic Support Workers to join our dedicated team at Geen House, right in the vibrant center of Bridgwater. At Geen House, we empower our residents to take control of their lives, supporting them in developing essential living skills and making their own choices. As a Support Worker with us, no two days will be the same. You'll engage in a variety of exciting activities, from attending shows and going on scenic walks to participating in hydrotherapy sessions and enjoying memorable holidays. Your role will be pivotal in helping our residents maintain strong connections with friends and family, participate in therapeutic physical exercises, and enjoy activities. You'll also collaborate...
25 Jun, 2024
Permanent
Discovery Shepton Mallet
Full time and Part time vacancies Available Location: Shepton Mallet Pay Rate: £12.37 “Our manager is always thanking us for doing a great job and I do feel valued. He comes around to say hello to us and the people we support to see if everything is ok. He is so approachable and he always has time for you. You feel like you could tell him anything even if you had a personal problem." The people we support at Charlton Road are very capable and independent. We support them with their daily routines, shopping, cooking, managing their finances, helping with their personal care and appointments. We search out and support them to enjoy exciting opportunities in their communities. Like everyone, they like to go out to the cinema and for meals. One lady we are supporting to make new friends independently enjoys her local art group and going out for long walks in the local area with them, in this fine weather she likes to ride her bike (off the road). Another lady and...