Our colleagues tell us that it’s the chance to make a positive difference to people’s lives that inspires them.
You too could have a really rewarding role working with a great team of people – all with a shared goal of helping people get more from life.
By joining Discovery’s team you can benefit from:
- access to qualifications
- flexible working hours and generous holiday entitlement
- pay that is regularly benchmarked against local market rates
- our wide range of colleague benefits.
Part of the Dimensions family
As a Discovery colleague, you’ll be a part of the Dimensions family. Dimensions is a leading national not-for-profit support provider. In research, Dimensions colleagues are more than twice as likely to choose to stay at Dimensions, compared to staff in other social care organisations.* Discovery is part of Dimensions, drawing expertise and best practice form our parent but focusing only on delivering great support throughout Somerset and with a local board.
We have a range of social care and business support roles across the organisation. Browse our vacancies.
*Figures from Skills for Care, 2018
What roles are available at Discovery?
Our support workers and managers
As a member of our operations team you will be responsible for supporting people with learning disabilities and autism to have a great life. You won’t just care for them; you’ll support them to achieve their goals, and that can bring enormous job satisfaction.
The people we support and the people who work with us are at the heart of everything we do. Whilst experience is desirable, we believe that people who share our values and have a variety of life and work based skills can develop into great support workers with the support of our training, supervision and development package.
This means we’re looking at who you are rather than what you bring. We want to make sure you connect with, and have similar interests to, the person you might support.
Our business support team
By joining our business support team you’ll join a group of colleagues focused on supporting operational colleagues helping to ensure we provide great support to people with learning disabilities and autism.
Your hard work and dedication won’t go unnoticed. You’ll make a real difference to people’s lives and could be nominated for our #EverydayHeroes staff recognition scheme.
Employing people with learning disabilities and autism
We encourage the people we support to find meaningful work opportunities. And, every year, we are directly employing more people with learning disabilities and autism across the organisation in a variety of jobs. Their vital roles help make sure we’re being the best we can be for the people we support.
Our Quality Checkers are people we also support. They monitor our services to make sure they are giving the right support in a safe, inclusive environment. Their work is crucial in maintaining and improving our standards of care across the county.
If you have an interview with Discovery, you are very likely to be interviewed by the person you will be supporting or their family or a quality consultant. They bring a vital perspective to recruitment that ensures we’re employing people with the right values.
We also employ people we support as Listen Up trainers. They share their stories and support new colleagues to understand their new roles.
Interested in a career with Discovery?
We have a range of job vacancies across the county. Search and apply online.