Support Worker, Blackpool

Closing date is 29th June 2022

Salary: £20,765 pa/pr based on 39 hours per week
Contract Type: Permanent
Hours: 39 hours per week
Job Reference Number: ENGBLSW

Support Worker

Reference: ENGBLSW


39 Hours per week

£20,765 per annum pro rata based on 39 hours per week

This is more than a job; it’s a career that supports people to live life to the full.

Autism Initiatives work positively alongside people with autism, providing specialist services that are tailored to each individual.

We are seeking motivated and resilient staff to join us at our Supported Living service in Blackpool. Our Supported Living services are across the Blackpool area with easy access to local transport links

As a Support Worker you will work in partnership with the people we support to develop a trusting and respectful relationship, whilst promoting and encouraging independence. You will provide quality support which is personalised to individual health and well-being needs, this may involve aspects of personal care. The role will also involve promoting community engagement, enabling people with autism to be part of their local community participating in a variety of activities to support them to lead a fulfilled life. The support we deliver is flexible and unique to each individual, building on their strengths and needs and driven by their goals.

Experience is not essential, but a genuine passion to making a difference to the lives of people with autism, as well as a positive attitude, is key to being successful in this role. This is truly a rewarding role, with the opportunity for you to develop your skills, knowledge and fulfil your career aspirations.

We can offer both full time and part time roles, please do get in touch to learn more!

The closing date for completed applications is 29/06/2022

Interviews are scheduled to take place on W/C 4th July 2022

What can we offer you?

  • Company paid enhanced DBS
  • Progression opportunities and career pathways
  • Full training and development programme to support you in your role.
  • Support to obtain your Diploma Level 2 qualification
  • Generous annual holiday entitlement, rising with years’ service.
  • Free Employee Assistance Programme with qualified advisors trained to help, 24 hours a day, any day of the year
  • Long service entitlements
  • Option to sell annual leave (subject to eligibility)
  • Monthly staff cash prize draw (subject to eligibility)
  • Medicash (subject to eligibility)

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.

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.

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

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 use our services in achieving their goals.
• Work to develop their abilities in line with the Autism Initiatives Competency Framework.
• Recognise the positive abilities of 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


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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