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Support Worker, Gateacre (Liverpool)

Closing date is 31st May 2022

Salary: £20,765 per annum pro rata
Contract Type: Permanent
Hours: 39 hours per week
Job Reference Number: SW-GE05

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

We are looking for a confident, resilient and friendly Support Worker to join a team working alongside people with autism encouraging them to live as independently as possible and to be part of their local community. You must be reliable, diligent and happy to work independently and as part of a team. As a Support Worker you will promote positive health and well-being of the people that you support, enabling them to have a meaningful life and be involved in a range of activities chosen by the person supported. You will be required to work on a rota basis, including evenings, weekends and sleep in duties.

At Autism Initiatives we provide specialist services tailored to each individual. 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.

In particular, we are looking for someone to work across two services in South Liverpool, with good organisational and IT skills. This role will include supporting Tenants to access the community and help them to achieve their potential.

In return, we will provide you with ongoing training and development, including supporting you to obtain your Diploma Level 2 in Care 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.

Due to the needs of the service, a full driving licence is desirable.

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.

The closing date for completed applications is Tuesday 31st May 2022

Interviews are scheduled to be held Thursday 9th June 2022

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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