Discovery supports people with learning disabilities and autism to get more from life
We are Discovery – a new, social enterprise formed from a ground breaking partnership between Dimensions and Somerset County Council, together with customers, family carers and staff
Careers at Discovery
Start your day knowing you’ll make a difference – join our ambitious team and create more opportunities for the people we support.
You’ll have the satisfaction of knowing you’ve changed someone’s life and, in return, we’ll help you on your career path to be the best you can be
Why work with us?
You will have a really rewarding role working with a great team of people.
Our staff tell us that it’s the chance to make a positive difference to people’s lives that inspires them.
By joining our team of 1,200 staff 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/staff benefits.
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. To recruit Support Workers we use a values led recruitment process. 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.
Employing people with learning disabilities and autism
♣ We encourage the people we support (our customers) to find meaningful work opportunities and, every year, we employ more people with learning disabilities and autism. Their vital roles help make sure we’re being the best we can be for the people we support.
♣ Our Quality Auditors monitor and support 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 country.
♣ A number of people with learning disabilities and autism sit on interview panels for recruiting senior positions. They bring a perspective to recruitment that ensures we are employing people with the right values.
♣ We also employ people we support as Listen Up trainers. They share their stories and motivate new members of staff at our induction training. – less – less
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$46,894 per year
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