Support Worker - Fleetwood

Closing date is 27th May 2022

Salary: £20,765 pa/pr based on 39 hours per week
Contract Type: Permanent
Hours: Up to 39 hours
Job Reference Number: BFRC01

Support Worker

Reference: BFRC01


Up to 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.

This is an exciting time to join Autism Initiatives, we are seeking friendly and creative Support Workers to join us at our busy resource centres in Blackpool and Fleetwood due to recent growth and expansion. This centre provides specialist support for people with ASC and we offer support seven days a week. This means that those accessing services create their own bespoke package of support designed with them, not for them.

We are committed to working alongside the people we support to achieve the best possible outcomes. Our resource centre offers autism specialist personalised support for young people and adults with autism spectrum conditions, both within the centre and outside in the wider community. We are also further developing our Outreach support to people in the community and within their own homes. The support we deliver is flexible and unique to each individual building on their strengths and driven by their motivation.

We work with each individual to develop interests and goals, activities at the centre include:

  • Arts & crafts to include: jewellery making, resin crafts, candle making
  • Outdoor pursuits such as skiing, biking, outward bound walking
  • Cookery classes
  • Swimming

We are looking for people who can bring their passion and enthusiasm to the role in order to achieve positive outcomes for the people that we support. The range of activities can reflect the skills, knowledge and experience of the post holder, but will also need to meet the wishes of the people that we support.

In return, we will provide you with ongoing training and development, including supporting you to obtain your Diploma Level 2 qualification. Given the nature of this role, successful applicants will be subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure, the cost of which will be met by Autism Initiatives.

This is a truly rewarding role, with the opportunity for you to develop your skills and knowledge and fulfil your career aspirations.

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.

How do I apply?

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

Please complete an application and return it to

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.

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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Support Worker Jd Ps 2020 (216.63 KB)

Send your completed application to:

Autism Initiatives UK, Sefton House, Bridle Road, Bootle, Merseyside, Liverpool, L30 4XR
0151 932 2242


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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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