Careers

Support Worker - Blackpool

Closing date is 27th May 2022

Salary: £20,765 Per annum pro rata
Contract Type: Permanent
Hours: 39 hours per week
Job Reference Number: BLA-FSWCA

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 Female* 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.

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 2 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 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.

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.

* These vacancies are advertised in line with Sub Paragraph 1, Schedule 9 of The Equality Act 2010 as there is an occupational requirement.

How do I apply?

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

Living with Covid we continue to prioritise the safety of our staff and people with autism; we are working together to make sure that we minimise the risk of infection and support wellbeing as we continue through this challenging time.

Autism Initiatives continue to provide appropriate PPE to ensure the safety of our staff and people with autism and reduce the risk of infection. Autism Initiatives support staff working in our services to have the opportunity to receive their COVID-19 vaccination and Booster if you have not already had this. The COVID-19 Vaccination offers the best protection against the virus for both staff and people supported. Please do call our Recruitment Team on 0151 932 2242, if you would like to chat to us further about this.


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 focussed 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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