Ref: 24/40 Floating Specialist Support Worker - Greater Manchester

Hours: Full Time Job Reference: 24/40

Salary: £24,158.00 per annum – Pay award review pending. (working as part of a team, and an ability to work long days/sleep ins, days, waking night shifts)

Based in: Oldham, and Newton Heath Greater Manchester

Terms: 5 full time posts

Closing Date: Ongoing

Benefits: 25 days annual leave plus statutory bank holidays, employer’s contributory pension scheme, EAP scheme and other generous benefits

IImagine 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, Imagines’ staff and volunteers generously share their experience, knowledge, and talents with the people they support. Through their focused dedication to Imagines’ 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. They never give up.

Do you want to become part of this amazing organisation? Imagine is recruiting staff for services in the Oldham area and Newton Heath area of Greater Manchester. Our clients have complex needs, LD, Autism, and/or mental health diagnosis and we are seeking staff who can bring their experience of working with clients with complex needs, LD, autism, and/or mental health diagnosis, who are friendly, have a good sense of humour, with good communication skills, and who are keen to support clients to maintain a tenancy and expand their social networks.

This is a great time to join, as we continue to expand our services across the north-west of England and beyond. For an initial chat, please call Lindsey Lewis on 07824 138 141 or Rena Patel 07774 638 860.

Job Description:

Main Duties Include:

  • To support individuals in their own homes according to their care and support plan.
  • To support individuals to follow set Positive Behaviour Support Plans
  • Work in partnership with others to allow independence of choice
  • Act with integrity and to identify opportunities to celebrate achievements to allow a positive, respectful and trusting relationship to grow and support people to improve their confidence and self esteem
  • Support the individual to make informed choices around a healthy lifestyle including physical health and improving self-care
  • Imagine is looking for candidates with previous experience of working in Health and Social Care including complex needs, autism, and behaviours that challenge who may be looking for the next step in their career.

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.

To download the full job description and person specification, please visit our website:

CV’s are to be returned no later than the closing date/time either by email to or post to 25 Hope Street, Liverpool, L1 9BQ.

An enhanced DBS will be required for this post.

Closing date for applications: ongoing

Imagine aims to be an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applicants from all sections of the community.

Post may be closed without notice if sufficient applications are received.


Head Office: 25 Hope Street, Liverpool, L1 9BQ

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