Location: Norfolk

Salary: £10.20 per hour

Hours: As and when required

Job ref: N270

This is a fantastic opportunity to work with a well-established regional charity.  Autism Anglia provides ongoing training and supervision, continuing professional development and support as well as an extensive induction on commencement of employment.

Our Outreach Service supports individuals with an autism spectrum condition who live in their own homes, or with their families. You will help and encourage them to access community-based activities and work towards their individual goal plans. You will give support to gain and develop daily life skills, promote independence and help them engage in social activities. Each individual’s outreach package and their hours are catered around the individual’s needs and may include supporting during the day, evenings or weekends. 

You will be a flexible, positive, energetic and enthusiastic individual who enjoys working as part of a team of support workers and lone working.

Your main duties will include:

  • Accompanying people we support on community-based activities and personal appointments
  • Supporting individuals with daily life activities such as cooking, cleaning and washing
  • Maintaining accurate records and supporting risk assessments for the people we support
  • Ensuring the quality of support given meets the identified needs
  • Supporting colleagues to ensure a high standard of delivery, recognising positive achievements for the people we support and staff

Skills and experience:

  • Ability to respond appropriately to a variety of demands - essential
  • Ability to react with sensitivity and empathy - essential
  • Ability to make decisions and encourage and motivate others – essential
  • Ability to lone work and use your own initiative – essential
  • Experience working within care services or with individuals with autism – desirable

It is essential that the successful applicant holds a full driving license.

Working for us gives you access to a range of perks and benefits:

  • Extensive Induction and Learning & Development programmes, with nationally recognised qualifications;
  • Job-related qualifications obtained during employment paid for by Autism Anglia (subject to conditions)
  • 25 days holiday plus 8 bank holidays (pro-rata for part-time)
  • Additional holiday based on length of service
  • Flexible working hours (where possible) for study and time off given for job-related exams
  • Employee Referral Scheme
  • Access to Spectrum Life Employee Assistance Programme, Wellbeing Tools, including counselling services & the Benefits Hub, which will give you access to lots of shopping and entertainment discounts, instant discounted gift cards and cashback
  • Support & encouragement to progress and reach full potential within your chosen career
  • Pension scheme

Autism Anglia is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable adults or children  and expect all staff to share this commitment.  This post is subject to a basic / an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check. Leave in only if applicable - For all enhanced DBS roles, we are permitted to seek access to spent convictions under The Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, Exceptions Order 1975 (as amended 2013)

When you receive your DBS certificate you are required to register it with the DBS Updating Service https://www.gov.uk/dbs-update-service which will ensure that the status of your certificate can be checked at any point, without the need for going through the application / disclosure of documentary evidence again.

Autism Anglia is positive about inclusion and welcomes applications from individuals who are able to meet the requirements of the job position and may wish to request flexible working or reasonable adjustments to support them.

In the first instance please send your application form and CV to [email protected] 

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If no response is received within 3 weeks of submitting a full application, please assume your application has been unsuccessful. You are welcome to apply again for other positions.