Health Lead

    We’re Options, we exist for one reason – to fulfil our vision of:

    “A better world where people with disabilities contribute as unique

    and valued members of dynamic and inclusive communities.”

    The Health Lead will be fundamental in shaping, designing and managing health initiatives within Options to support
    people with disabilities to improve their health, as well as striving to achieve our vision. We do hope you’ll be interested and excited, and want to be part of achieving our vision. We hope you will want to make a difference to people’s lives and you’ll enjoy a job which gives you lots of opportunities to be the best you can, and to develop your skills and abilities.

    We are looking for someone who:

    • Champions person-centredness
    • Has a passion for health
    • Has great communication skills
    • Is proactive and purposeful
    • Has great relationship skills

    If this is you then please do apply. Go for it. We’d love to meet you.

    To Apply:

    Download our Job Pack to find out more about this fabulous opportunity.

    Please send your CV and covering letter detailing why you have applied for the role and what experience you have of meeting the job description to recruitment@ofsl.org.uk

    If you have any questions, please give us a call on 0151 236 0855

    Closing date is 31st August 2020, with interviews to be scheduled on 7th September. Good luck!

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    Support Workers – Liverpool, Sefton and Wirral

    We’re Options, we exist for one reason – to fulfil our vision of:

    “A better world where people with disabilities contribute as unique

    and valued members of dynamic and inclusive communities.”

    Are you looking for a new oppportunity and a chance to make a difference? We have Support Worker roles in Liverpool, Sefton and Wirral. Apply today and start your career in care.

    No experience is required, full training is provided. All we need are individuals with great values (real people people).

    We are looking for people to provide effective support to enable people with disabilities to live their lives to the full. This includes:

    • Enabling people to achieve their full potential
    • Supporting people to achieve their wishes expressed day-by-day and identified in their Person Centred Plans
    • Promote and act within the framework of Options’ beliefs
    • Support people in the day-to-day tasks involved in ordinary living
    • Understand and respect the relationships that are important to people supported

    You will have the following qualities:

    • Committed to and passionate about supporting and developing others
    • Has a person-centred approach, seeing people as people, irrespective of disability
    • Have a clear desire and commitment to working to values openly and honestly

    Further Information:

    • Full and Part Time positions available
    • £9.30 hourly rate
    • Vacancies in Liverpool, Sefton and Wirral
    • 28 days annual leave (if part time pro rata)
    • Training and development package available

    Job Types: Full-time, Part-time, Permanent

    To Apply:

    Download our Support Worker Pack to find out more about this fabulous opportunity.

    We’re currently accepting CVs, please email them to us at recruitment@ofsl.org.uk

    If you have any questions, please give us a call on 0151 236 0855.

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    Trustees

    A unique and ground-breaking charity focussed on creating life changing opportunities for people with disabilities in Merseyside seeks Trustees to direct and guide this vision.

    No previous experience of working within a disability organisation needed but Trustees will:

    • Be passionate about making a difference
    • Want to contribute to a better world
    • Value all people regardless of disability, gender or race
    • Have affluent time to make an invaluable contribution
    • Bring certain specific skills and/or experience to the role – this could be health & safety, legal, disability, community development, project management, organisational development.

    If you are a change maker and this sounds of interest, then please submit a CV and covering letter to recruitment@optionsforsupportedliving.org

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    • Trustees Job Description and Person Spec

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    • About Us and the People We Support

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    Health Research Assistant Role

    This is an incredible opportunity for someone to join our team, make a real difference to people’s lives (and their health!) and gain invaluable research, design, project management and office experience.

    Job Purpose: To research, create, develop and promote a new health booklet “5 Steps to Health” alongside the Health Lead.

    Outline of the project: You will be creating a health booklet that will raise awareness of health issues, that will, in turn, aim to improve the life expectancy of people with learning disabilities. This booklet will need to be accessible to people we support, parents and staff. The booklet will be a part of Options in house training and will be shared with other providers and health care agencies. The aim of the booklet is to provide information to improve the health, care and quality of life of people with learning disabilities.

    Location: our Head Office based in central Liverpool
    Part-time: 16 Hours
    Temporary: 9-month post
    Pay: £9.00 per hour

    Closing date: 14th August 2020
    Interview date: 24th August 2020

    To apply: Please download the application pack, send your CV and cover letter to recruitment@ofsl.org.uk. Please make sure you complete the interview task and bring this along with you on the 24th August!

    Responsibilities:

    • Research and develop health information to form booklet.
    • Use design software such as Canva and other creative platforms to create the booklet.
    • To use creative initiative to translate the research you have done to develop the booklet.
    • Research and analyse data on learning disability awareness training, for staff, while working alongside people with disabilities and their family.
    • Take own initiative in creating the booklet so aspects such as, the Mental Capacity Act are clear.
    • Working alongside people with learning disabilities to create a guide that will educate cares about working with people with learning disabilities on how to identify potential illnesses such as sepsis and pneumonia.
    • Develop case studies for the booklet and training purposes.
    • Alongside the Health Lead, you will be attending workshops to gather information for the booklet.
    • Once developed, promote and distribute the booklet.

    Experience:

    • Starting and completing a research and or design project
    • Using creative or design software
    • Experience in a role where you had to use your own creative initiative (1 year paid or unpaid)
    • Researching, finding and translating relevant information (data analysis)
    • Volunteering in the charity sector (desirable)

    Skills, values & knowledge:

    • Ability to use own initiative to prioritise workload and complete tasks
    • Excellent attention to detail
    • IT knowledge especially creative software and Microsoft package
    • Good design and creative knowledge
    • The ability to plan and structure a document
    • Personable nature
    • Understanding of learning and physical disabilities
    • Great people skills and the ability to interact with people of all backgrounds
    • Person-centred – see people as people irrespective of disability

    Qualifications:

    • Experience of Adobe Suite (or similar software)
    • Degree level qualification or equivalent experience
    • Health and social care NVQ (desirable)

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    • Health Research Assistant Pack

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