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Senior Support Worker, Birchwood

Closing date is 29th October 2021

Salary: £21,152 per annum pro rata
Contract Type: Permanent
Hours: 39 hours per week
Job Reference Number: SSW-BIRCH0421

Senior Support Worker

Reference: SSW-BIRCH0421

Birchwood, Warrington

Up to 39 hours per week

£21,152 per annum pro rata

This is more than a job; it’s a career that supports people to live life to the full. We are looking for a resilient and friendly Senior Support Worker to join a team that works in partnership with people who use our services, to enable them to live as independently as possible and to be part of their local community.

We are seeking a dynamic, forward thinking Senior Support Worker. You will assist the Service Manager in leading and developing a team to work in an autism specialist way, which is responsive to the needs of the people we support.

You will have a can do approach and be committed to supporting people in a positive, creative way that enables people to live a fulfilled life. You will demonstrate best practice and be a role model for the team. You will receive ongoing support to ensure your continued professional development and enthusiasm for the role.

An NVQ or Diploma Level 3 qualification in Health and Social Care is desirable, but a genuine passion for providing person centred support is key to being successful in the role of a Senior Support Worker. In return, Autism Initiatives will provide you with a full induction and ongoing learning to support you to obtain qualifications pertinent to the role. This is a truly rewarding role, with the opportunity to develop your skills, knowledge and your career.

Staff are required to work shifts on a rota basis, including evenings, weekends and may also be required to complete sleep ins.

Given the nature of the role, these positions are subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure for the successful applicants. The cost of which will be met by Autism Initiatives.

IND

The closing Date for completed applications is 29/10/2021

Throughout the COVID 19 pandemic we continue to prioritise the safety of our staff and people with autism; we are working together to make sure that we reduce risk of infection and support everybody’s wellbeing as we go through this challenging time.

At the moment, our interviews are being conducted remotely to minimise risk and ensure we are adhering to government guidelines. Autism Initiatives provide staff with appropriate PPE to ensure the safety of our staff and people with autism and reduce the risk of infection.

From October 2021 following Parliamentary approval and a subsequent 16 week grace period, anyone working in a CQC registered care home in England for residents requiring nursing or personal care, must have had 2 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine, unless they have a medical exemption. Please do call our Recruitment Team on 0151 932 2242, if you would like to chat to us further about this.

How do I apply?

If you think you have what we are looking for and are interested in joining our team, we’d be delighted to hear from you.

Please complete an application form and return it to recruitment@autisminitiatives.org

If you require any support with the application process, or you wish to request an application form be sent to you, please contact our friendly HR team on 0151 932 2242 who will be happy to help you.

We are committed to equal opportunities in employment and in service delivery.

www.autisminitiatives.org

Autism Initiatives is committed to working in partnership with people who use our services, their families, commissioners and others to provide a specialist, autism specific, person centred and outcome focused service for people with autism spectrum conditions.

All staff are expected to:

• Work in the context of Autism Initiatives’ Vision, Mission and Philosophy and to use our ‘Five Point Star’ approach in order to support people who uses our services in achieving their goals.

• Work to develop their abilities in line with the Autism Initiatives Competency Framework.

• Recognise the positive abilities of the people who use our services and support our shared belief in life-long learning.

• Adhere to the Autism Initiatives’ Code of Conduct and the General Social Care Council’s Code of Practice, showing a high degree of professionalism, resilience, and a willingness to remain committed during particularly demanding times.

Application Documents

Complete the application form and the monitoring form. After you have completed the forms, return them as attachments to the email address below or you can send them by post to the postal address below.

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Send your completed application to:

Autism Initiatives UK, Sefton House, Bridle Road, Bootle, Merseyside, Liverpool, L30 4XR
0151 932 2242
recruitment@autisminitiatives.org

Benefits

Employee Assistance Programme

A free, independent and confidential life management and personal support service aimed at offering information, guidance and counselling on a self-referral basis. Get sound, confidential guidance on a life event or challenge that’s affecting you or your family, you can call whenever you need to, 24 hours a day, any day of the year.

A Disability Confident Employer

  • Comprehensive internal training to get you started
  • Ongoing support and training when you're in post
  • Support to gain qualifications relevant to your role

Other benefits for permanent staff include:

  • Generous annual holiday entitlement
  • Pension Scheme - you will be enrolled into your local workplace pension scheme

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