Imagine Independence is a leading third sector organisation, passionate about supporting people with mental illness, neurodiversity, learning disabilities, and behaviours that challenge to live as part of their community. Imagine exists to challenge the stigma that having a mental illness or learning disability still brings. Imagine supports people to live meaningfully by nurturing their individuality and recognising the power of small steps.
Every day, Imagine’s staff and volunteers generously share their experience, knowledge, and talents with the people they support. Through their focused dedication to Imagine’s mission, and the courage to challenge the status quo, people feel valued. They know they are making both the ‘everyday’ and the ‘extraordinary’ become possible for everyone. They walk alongside the people they have the privilege to serve, helping to transform lives, one day at a time. And they never give up.
Do you want to become part of this amazing organisation?
Imagine now needs Specialist Support Workers who will provide support to individuals with a variety of different needs and conditions. This may include learning disabilities, autistic spectrum disorders, complex behaviour, mental health conditions, acquired brain injuries, physical disabilities, neurological impairments, psychiatric and clinical needs. This is a great time to join, as we continue to expand our services across the north-west of England and beyond. The role of support worker includes an expectation to support individuals with all their daily living requirements including support with personal care. If you have patience, compassion and willingness to make a difference in someone’s life then we would like to hear from you. For an initial chat, please call Jen Cottrell on 07918 287 412 or Donna Irving on 07969 202 704.
Salary: £20,119.53 Full time, pro rata for Part time, £10.29 per hour plus holiday pay for Relief, plus payment for sleep-in shifts
Benefits: 25 days annual leave plus statutory bank holidays, employer’s contributory pension scheme, generous sickness absence pay and other benefits
Our main aim is:
To provide a young lady with person centred support so she is able to feel connected to her community, feel safe in a homely environment and receive the care and support she needs in all aspects of her life whilst promoting independence.
The young lady lives in her own bungalow with a staff team 24 hours a day including weekends and sleep in duties. She has a diagnosis of severe learning disabilities, Autism and can present with behaviours which challenge. The young lady has a lot of energy and requires a balance of sensory stimulation. She has access to her own mobility car so a driver would be preferred. She enjoys musicals, drives out in the car, eating out, watching gameshows and spending time with her staff which helps her to feel safe.
At times the young lady does require additional support when she becomes anxious and support with personal care is needed. The young lady appreciates staff who are calm, friendly, committed to her and are able to maintain boundaries to make her feel safe.
Our support staff work with people to enhance their skills within the home environment by supporting with cooking, daily living tasks, budgeting and financial support, personal care, accessing education and healthcare.
Experience is preferred due to the complex needs of the person, however full training will be provided which is a combination of face to face, online and shadowing an existing staff member. We will support you to complete Care Certificate and also provide opportunities to gain qualifications In Health and Social Care.
Imagine is a values-based recruiter and so it will be seeking to ensure that the successful candidate will align with the following:
- Meaningful Living: Using empathy to bring together diverse people and resources, to put the everyday within reach of everyone.
- Nurturing Individuality: Creating conditions that support people to be true to themselves and express their truth.
- Focused Dedication: Showing up each day hungry to do our best to learn and develop. We never give up on people.
- Challenging Ideas: Keeping our efforts real and centred on what matters most, we do not settle for the ordinary when better is possible.
- Generous Sharing: Giving of ourselves, our experiences and knowledge, to promote and provide a great service.