Working for LCIL
Staff at LCIL are all committed to the promotion of the Social Model of Disability, this means that we constantly look for and remove barriers that prevent us from working effectively together.
Woking at LCIL is very different from many other organisations. The induction programme lasts for two weeks and from the first day of employment your main task is concentrated on getting to know the people that you are working with, not just the people in your team, but all of the Staff employed at LCIL and the volunteers that you will work alongside. During this time, you are encouraged to identify the information and communication needs of your colleagues, the work they are involved in and the times that they work. This ensures that as a new employee you can make adjustments in the way that you work.
At the same time you are encouraged to identify any access needs that you may have in order that information and communication barrier do not impact negatively on working relationships.
This open approach to discussing and acknowledging access needs mean that medical conditions are not discussed and avoids unnecessary assumptions being made. It ensures that everybody is aware of the need to make reasonable adjustments and makes it easier for individuals to ask for support knowing that they will be able to make other adjustments to meet the needs of their colleagues.
Environment and Equipment
Over the years we have built up a range of adaptive hardware and software, this is in addition to different seating and specific access equipment which ensures that most people can undertake the work in which they are employed without major barriers. At the same time we encourage all staff to access the ‘Access to Work’ programme if this is relevant to their needs.
The centre is equipped with loop systems, automatic door openers and wheelchair accessible toilets as standard.
Volunteers and Work Placements
LCIL usually has a wide range of opportunities for volunteering and work placements. We particularly encourage disabled people to undertake such opportunities and whilst we might not be able to offer opportunities to everyone, we do value any enquiry we receive.
Leicestershire Centre for Integrated Living operates a strict equal opportunities policy. We particularly welcome applications from disabled people and from ethnic and minority groups with all applications receiving the same consideration irrespective of impairment, language, race, religion, age, sex or sexuality.