Alderwood periodically recruit individuals to work in our homes.

If you would like to be part of a supportive team of staff and feel you could make a difference to the lives of our service users we would be pleased to hear from you. All staff receive intensive training and will undertake diplomas at the appropriate level following completion of the probation period.

Staff are involved in all aspects of care and education of our service users with complex Autism. Staff work shift patterns that include weekend and bank holiday working. We are welcoming applications at this time.

Please click on the link to view our current job vacancies (these could be either full-time or relief depending on staffing needs).

Please click on the link to download an application form which you are required to print and complete in your own handwriting. We are unable to accept applications that are typed.

If you would like to speak to someone about current vacancies, please telephone the HR Department at Ecton Head Office on (01604 811838 ext3). Click here for our full contact information.

Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS Clearance)

All staff must be in receipt of an enhanced DBS clearance before commencing work. Following your job confirmation you will be asked to complete a DBS form and bring the required identification to accompany your application. Please note that under no circumstances will any new staff commence employment until the enhanced disclosure is received by the applicant and verified by the Head Office.

The Ministry of Justice is currently undertaking a review into the DBS and they will be reporting on the systems the DBS uses and also looking at the spent convictions and rehabilitation periods which are associated with various types of convictions.

Please click on the Home Office Link for more information.

Eligibility to Work in the UK

In order that Alderwood complies with the Asylum & Immigration Act 1996, we ask that all of our job applicants supply us with documentation which confirms their eligibility to work in the UK. The following lists detail which pieces of documentation the Government has said are acceptable. We need you to supply one of the documents from List 1 or alternatively, a combination of the documents as shown in lists 2a and 2b. Each new staff member must also provide 2 recent passport size photographs at the time of interview.

LIST 1

  • Passport showing holder is a UK citizen or has the right of abode in the UK.
  • Passport or ID card from a European Economic Area country or Switzerland.
  • UK issued residency permit to European Economic Area or Swiss National.
  • Passport or other document issued by the Home Office endorsing that the holder has the right of residence in the UK as a family member of a European Economic Area or Swiss National.
  • Passport or other travel document endorsed to show that the holder can stay in the UK indefinitely or has no time limit on their stay.
  • Passport or other travel document endorsed to say that the holder can stay in the UK and that this endorsement allows the holder to do the type of work being offered if they do not have a work permit.
  • An Application Registration Card issued by the Home Office to an asylum seeker, stating that the holder is permitted to take employment.

LIST 2a

  • A document which gives the persons permanent National Insurance Number and their name e.g. P45, P60, National Insurance Card or a letter from a government agency

AND ONE OF THE FOLLOWING

  • A full birth certificate issued in the UK
  • Birth certificate issued in the Channel Islands, Isle of Man or Eire
  • A certificate of registration or naturalisation stating that the holder is a British Citizen.
  • A letter issued by the Home Office indicating that the holder can stay indefinitely or without time limit in the UK.
  • An Immigration Status document issued by the Home Office with an endorsement indicating that the person named can stay indefinitely or without limit of time in the UK.
  • A Home Office letter indicating that the individual can stay in the UK and are allowed to do the type of work being offered.
  • An Immigration Status Document issued by the Home Office with an endorsement indicating that the individual named can stay in the UK and are allowed to do the type of work being offered.

LIST 2b

  • Work permit or other approval to take employment that has been issued by Works Permit UK

AND ONE OF THE FOLLOWING

  • Passport or other travel document endorsed to show that the individual is able to stay in the UK and can take the work permit employment in question.
  • A letter issued by the Home Office confirming that the person named in it is able to stay in the UK and can take the work permit employment in question.

Induction and Probation

Induction is mandatory and you will be required to attend all training at the Ecton PDC (Professional Development Centre). New staff will also undertake ‘shadow’ shifts with an experienced member of staff within their designated unit. Probation is for a six month period during which time you will have regular assessments. Alderwood’s Recruitment and Mentoring Coordinator will arrange a monthly meeting during the first six months of employment under who’s guidance a personal mentoring log will be completed. Additional support and guidance is available as and when required. New staff will also have opportunities to discuss progress with a senior member of staff based within their own working environment.

Pension Scheme

After 3 months full time staff are entitled to join the company pension scheme in accordance with auto-enrollment legislation. A meeting will be arranged with a representative if you wish to make additional contributions and to discuss your personal requirements.

Professional Development/Diploma

Alderwood are proud of their commitment to professional development. Our staff are working hard to meet the Governments minimum targets for Diploma qualifications. For full details of our comprehensive training programme and accredited qualifications please see our Training page.