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Support Workers, Resource Centre, Bootle, Liverpool

Closing date is 1st November 2021

Salary: £19,849 per annum pro rata
Contract Type: Permanent
Hours: 39 hours per week
Job Reference Number: LIV-RCSW

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

We are seeking friendly and creative Support Workers to join us at our busy resource centre in Liverpool. The centres provide specialist support for people with ASC.

We are committed to working alongside the people we support to achieve the best possible outcomes. We offers autism specialist personalised support for young people in transition, and adults with autism spectrum conditions, both within the centres 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 centres include:

  • Arts & Crafts
  • Pottery
  • Outward bound walking groups
  • Textiles
  • Lifelong learning skills such as cooking
  • IT suite – developing technology skills
  • Physical well-being – exercise, outdoor gym equipment

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.

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.

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Closing date for completed applications is 1st November 2021


Autism Initiatives is committed to working in partnership with service users, 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 service users in achieving their goals.
  • Work to develop their abilities in line with the Autism Initiatives Competency Framework.
  • Recognise the positive abilities of service users 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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